Federated Art Galleries: Art Museum

Art Museum

New Look, New Name, New Exhibit

The Art Museum at the University of Toronto, composed of the two distinguished art galleries, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College, whose identities will be sustained within the larger institution, was launched with a new look at the opening of its inaugural exhibition, Showroom, on January 21, 2016. Together, the two galleries now comprise one of the largest university-based art museums in the country, and the second-largest, museum-standard visual art museum and collection in the city of Toronto.

“Building on the galleries’ exceptional record of achievements, we celebrate the Art Museum at the University of Toronto in its significantly expanded role,” said Barbara Fischer, Executive Director and Chief Curator. “Supporting the research and educational mission of the University, the Art Museum will become an ever more vital and meaningful cultural resource and destination in the city of Toronto, and internationally.”

Join a tour of Showroom with curator Sarah Robayo Sheridan. The show is a major survey exhibition of Toronto art that considers the dramatic changes brought about by a decade of rapid urban development.

Media Contact: Marsya Maharani, marsya.maharani@utoronto.ca, 416-978-5488.