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Virtual Art Museum

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, an activation of our website and social media engagement with art and ideas during this time of social distancing.

We are reshaping our online offerings by tuning into our archive and highlighting works from the collection, behind-the-scenes stories, exhibitions that were closed early, or projects that came and went too fast. The website is reconfigured to offer easier access and insight into a broad array of digital materials: our growing permanent collections comprised of over 7,000 objects, our online library of exhibition essays; and video recordings of lectures, artist talks, and panel discussions.


Virtual Spotlights

While our physical gallery spaces are temporarily inaccessible to the public, we are making select exhibitions and major projects available online. Dive deeper into the material with extended commentaries, behind-the-scenes stories, and additional exhibition resources.

Watch videos from our video archive

The Art Museum has a vast video archive of artist talks, panel discussions, and lectures featuring internationally-renowned artists, curators, and thinkers. Further your understanding of different contemporary issues from cultural diplomacy, digital media and surveillance, to environmental activism.

Read exhibition essays

Read through our archive of essays written by artists, curators, and art writers to accompany our exhibitions. More essays will be added weekly—keep checking back for more!

Browse our permanent collections

Explore over 7,000 objects from our four major collections: the Hart House Art Collection, University College Collection, University of Toronto Collection, and the Malcove Collection.