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Virtual Art Museum at the University of Toronto

The Art Museum is committed to the idea that art offers insight, and that it can inspire care, empathy and critical reflection especially amidst the kinds of challenges we are facing at present. In light of the necessary and temporary closure of our physical spaces, we introduce the Virtual Art Museum, a reshaping of our online offerings by highlighting works from the collection, behind-the-scenes stories, exhibitions that were closed early, or projects that came and went too fast. From video recordings of lectures, artist talks, and panel discussions, to our growing permanent collections comprised of over 7,000 objects—there’s lots to explore!

Locations

Please note that our physical spaces are temporarily closed.

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3
416.978.8398

University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7
416.978.1838

Hours

Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed

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Collections

Hart House Collection

An image of a female dancer.Established in 1922 with a mandate to support living artists, the Hart House Collection comprises world-renowned works by Canadian artists and are in constant demand for exhibitions and museums around the world.

Oliver Husain, French Exit, 2018. Video installation with sound and vertical blinds, 16 minutes. Purchased by the Art Committee, 2019.

Malcove Collection

An illustration of acrobatic dancers. The Malcove Collection comprises a breadth of works ranging from ancient objects to 20th century Cubist and Russian Constructivist drawings with a special focus on Medieval art and Byzantine icons.

Aleksandra Exter, Untitled design for acrobatic costumes, 1927. Gouache, graphite. Gift of Dr. Lillian Malcove.

University College Collection

A photograph of five Black men.The oldest art collection on campus, the University College Collection comprises works by Canadian artists, including members of the Group of Seven painters as well as Inuit artists Kenoujak Ashevak and Jessie Oonark.

Robert Giard, Five Members of “Other Countries”, 1987. Gelatin silver print, printed December 1987. Gift of Jonathan Silin, 2012.

University of Toronto Collection

A hand sculpture. Eclectic and wide-ranging, many works are installed throughout offices and public spaces across campus to enhance the working and teaching environment of the University of Toronto.

Louis Arviyut, Scrimshaw hand, 1975. Antler, ink. Gift by bequest of Vincent Massey Tovell, 2014.