Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Image Above: Lee Henderson, The Known Effects of Lightning on the Body (detail), 2014. Digital video projection, copper, wood seating, light bulb, sound, looped video, Courtesy of the artist.
From the exhibition Weight of Light, May 2-26, 2018
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3
University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7
Established in 1922 with the mandate to support living artists, the Hart House Art Collection comprises world-renowned works by Canadian artists.
Ranging from ancient objects to 20th Century art, including drawings by Picasso and Matisse, the 500-piece collection’s particular focus is on Medieval art and Byzantine icons.
The collection is the oldest on campus and focuses on Canadian art, and its most important pieces are by the Group of Seven and some of their forerunners.
Eclectic and wide-ranging, many works are installed throughout campus to enhance the working and teaching environment of the university.