Welcome to the ACI

We want you to be a part of the conversation on Canadian art history and to enjoy it as much as we do, regardless of how much you know about the subject or your access to a bricks-and-mortar museum. Before the ACI, there was no organization exclusively dedicated to Canadian art history research, education, and promotion. We launched in 2013 to fill this void in the cultural landscape. Today, the Art Canada Institute is dedicated to creating a multi-vocal, bilingual, comprehensive web resource on the subject. Based at Massey College at the University of Toronto, the Art Canada Institute is a not-for-profit educational organization and a registered Canadian charity. LEARN MORE >

The Essay

Taking
Back His
Image

Huron-Wendat artist
Zacharie Vincent’s
response to colonialism

By Louise Vigneault

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The Canadian Art Library

After viewing ACI books online, you’ll soon be able to hold the print-edition versions in your hands.

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Online Exhibition

Yves Gaucher: Montreal Abstraction Finds an Edge Curated by Roald Nasgaard

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It’s National Flag Day! Marking 52 years since the maple leaf became part of our national flag. To commemorate the day: Joyce Wieland’s bouyant “Flag Arrangement” from 1970-71.

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“McNicoll maintained a strong attachment to the fundamental principles of ‘pure’ Impressionism and pushed the style further than any other Canadian artist.” - Samantha Burton

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