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!
Please note that our physical spaces are temporarily closed.
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.