Art Museum

Current Exhibition

It’s All Happening So Fast: A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment

May 3 – July 15, 20177

Curated by Mirko Zardini, Director, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
Organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
Co-presented with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

The exhibition’s narratives span a history of Canada’s relationship with the land since 1945 to expose complex connections among different interests, competing cultural myths, and evolving legal context, changing ideas of environment risk, resurgent Indigenous Peoples, and the impact of the environmental movement. As a call for action, the project illustrates the necessity to take positions in the face of the climate crisis, from radical efforts like David Suzuki’s Carbon Manifesto to more contemporary and diverse engagements by architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, and activists.

Past Exhibition

Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

January 26 – March 4, 2017

Extended to Sunday, March 5
The gallery is usually closed on Sundays, but due to the popularity of this exhibit, the run has been extended by one day.

Kent Monkman’s new, large scale project takes the viewer on a journey through Canada’s history that starts in the present and takes us back to a hundred and fifty years before Confederation.

Federated Galleries

The Art Museum is comprised of two galleries located just a few steps apart in adjacent buildings on the University of Toronto’s beautiful St. George campus. More info >>

University of Toronto Art Centre
University College
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3

Gallery Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00  pm
Wednesday: 12:00 – 8:00 pm

Admission is free.
Visit the full gallery website at for more information.

Hart House Permanent Collection

Tours of the Permanent Collection are offered every last Tuesday of the month at 3:00 pm. Meet at the Hart House Hub. Free and open to the public.

To learn more about the Collection, click here.

Book coverA Story of Canadian Art As Told by the Hart House Collection
Christine Boyanoski
Contributions from Emma Conner, John Geoghegan, Devon Smither and Elizabeth Went
Forward by Bruce Kidd; Introduction by Barbara Fischer

Available for purchase: $20.00 Can
Individual catalogues may be purchased in person at:
– Hart House Hub: Mon.–Sun., 7 am–12 am
– Justina M. Barnicke Gallery during gallery hours
– University of Toronto Art Centre during gallery hours

More info >>