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The Art Centre houses and manages three diverse collections, largely the result of the generosity of donors dating back some 150 years:


  • The Malcove Collection of over 500 objects ranges from ancient pieces to 20th Century art, including drawings by Picasso and Matisse. It has a particular focus on Medieval art and Byzantine icons. The Malcove Collection was bequeathed to the University in 1982 along with a major endowment, which supports the permanent display of the Collection.


  • The University of Toronto Art Collection is wide-ranging, comprising, for example, a magnificent Turner, and a Manet etching. It has particular strengths in contemporary Canadian Art with works by Ronald Bloore, Jack Bush, Tony Scherman, Harold Town, Geoffrey James, Barbara  Astman and Cathy Daley. 


  • The University College Art Collection of over 500 works contains significant paintings by the Group of Seven. The Collection is indicative of the University’s historic role as a cultural centre and promoter of the Group. Gems from the University College Collection have been borrowed for major exhibitions exploring the history of Canadian art.


To search UTAC Collections Online click the button at left.
You may perform simple searches by artist, title, date, medium and keyword. You may search by collection (Malcove, University College and University of Toronto), and also perform advanced searches.
Note: the online collections while comprehensive, are a work in process, and updated regularly.
The UTAC Collections Online project has been made possible by a generous grant from the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage and by the support of Margaret [Peg] McKelvey.

Below are pdf lists of the three collections in UTAC's care. These lists will be updated periodically.

Malcove Collection Object List

University of Toronto and University College Collections