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  • Olga and Mary Visiting, 1964–65. Museum London, Art Fund purchase, 1965. Jack Chambers Estate
    Olga and Mary Visiting, 1964–65. Museum London, Art Fund purchase, 1965. Jack Chambers Estate
  • Kathleen Munn, Untitled (Cows on a Hillside), c. 1916, oil on canvas, Art Gallery of Ontario
    Kathleen Munn, Untitled (Cows on a Hillside), c. 1916, oil on canvas, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • William Notman, Skating Carnival, Victoria Rink, Montreal, 1870, painted composite, McCord Museum
    William Notman, Skating Carnival, Victoria Rink, Montreal, 1870, painted composite, McCord Museum

Betty W. | January 7, 2014

The Art Canada Institute is a nonprofit research organization based at Massey College, University of Toronto. Founded in 2012, the ACI is the only national institution whose mandate is to promote the study of an inclusive multi-vocal Canadian art history to as broad an audience as possible, in both English and French, within Canada and internationally. The ACI works with more than 50 of Canada’s leading art historians, curators, and visual culture experts who are dedicated to the creation of authoritative original content on the people, themes, and topics that have defined Canadian art history.

Starting in 2013 the Art Canada Institute will release 6–12 digital art books per year on the lives and work of iconic Canadian artists, as well as on key people, themes, and topics in Canadian visual culture.  The first eBook, Jack Chambers Life & Work by Mark Cheetham was released in November 2013, and the next, Kathleen Munn Life & Work by Georgiana Uhlyarik will be released February 1, 2014. All upcoming releases are listed here.

Image Credits:

  1. From  Jack Chambers, Life & Work by Mark Cheetham
  2. From Kathleen Munn, Life & Work by Georgiana Uhlyarik. Release date: February 1, 2014
  3. From William Notman, Life & Work by Sarah Parsons. Release date: April 1, 2014. Image courtesy of the McCord Museum