The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC) 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.
Selections from the Hart House and University of Toronto Art Collections
September 8 to November 14, 2015
Elements of Toronto’s landscape are brought into focus through works promised or belonging to our permanent collections.
With works by Robin Collyer, Robert Fones, Gorden Lebredt, and Bill Vazan.
June 25 – October 10, 2015
A co-presentation of the Doris McCarthy Gallery, and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre
Opening Reception at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/UTAC: Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 - 8:00pm.
Guest-curated by Amanda Cachia
Ingrid Bachmann, video still, The Gift (Weight), 2014. Six channel video and sound installation. Courtesy of the artist.
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.