Introducing our new name
University of Toronto
From left to right: Executive Director/Chief Curator Barbara Fischer; Curator Sarah Robayo Sheridan during her remarks on Showroom. Photos by Jessie Lau.
The Art Museum at the University of Toronto, composed of the two distinguished art galleries, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC), 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. For a preview of our new look, visit artmuseum.utoronto.ca.
The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre are located at UofT’s St. George campus, just a few steps apart. The galleries present a year-round program of contemporary and historical exhibitions alongside interdisciplinary public programs of lectures, screenings, performances, and tours.
The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery was built in 1982 to house and care for the growing Hart House Permanent Collection of Canadian art. UTAC opened to the public in 1996, designed to house and display three distinct collections of art: the University College Collection, University of Toronto Art Collection, and Lillian Malcove Collection. Since federating in 2014, the two galleries’ joint mandate is to increase interest, awareness, and access to contemporary art and its histories.
Read more on the launch of the Art Museum here.
A survey exhibition of Toronto works that have emerged within a period of rapid urban development and concomitant transformations in representation of the city.
January 21 to March 5, 2016
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre
Opening reception: Thursday, January 21, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Byzantine and Post Byzantine Icons from the Malcove Collection
This is an ongoing exhibition.
This exhibition, drawn from the University of Toronto’s Malcove Collection, is organized around two central themes: icons dedicated to Mary and the Christ Child, and icons representing Christ and important saints in the Christian tradition.