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.