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U of T art museums unite under new name

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Two of the University of Toronto’s distinguished art galleries have merged to create one of the largest university-based art museums in the country. The Art Museum at the University of Toronto — previously the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre — is also the second-largest museum-standard visual art museum and collection in the city, and will continue to occupy two close physical spaces at Hart House and University College. Sarah Robayo Sheridan has curated the art museum’s inaugural exhibition Showroom, which will showcase a diverse range of work from 48 artists all portraying the influence of lifestyle marketing on the cityscape.

Skyline (2013) by Lauren Woodcock is one of the works featured in Showroom, the inaugural exhibition of the newly launched Art Museum at the University of Toronto. COURTESY LAURA WOODCOCK AND MKG127

Skyline (2013) by Lauren Woodcock is one of the works featured in Showroom, the inaugural exhibition of the newly launched Art Museum at the University of Toronto.
COURTESY LAURA WOODCOCK AND MKG127

The museum will also host public programs, including two performance series on Feb. 6 and March 5, a curatorial tour on Feb. 11, and a panel discussion featuring Toronto artists on Feb. 24.

—Summer Reid/Gleaner News

 

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