In 2014, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre were federated. Steps from each other, these two galleries forged a new, joint identity. Located in Hart House, the Barnicke is a two-room gallery that features an ever-changing series of monthly exhibits. Occasionally, historical works are on show, but the focus is on works by contemporary artists working with various media. Pieces from the collection are scattered throughout the hallways and rooms in Hart House (it’s a public building, so feel free to wander and explore). To access the University of Toronto Art Centre, you must enter via the University College quad, an Oxford-style cloistered garden that in itself is a work of art. Inside, you’ll find a gallery housing the Malcove Collection, which consists mainly of Byzantine art dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries. There are early stone reliefs and an assortment of icons. One of the Malcove’s gems was painted by a German master in 1538: Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Adam and Eve. The rest of the Art Centre is devoted to temporary exhibitions.
Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery is located in Hart House. University of Toronto Art Centre is located in University College.Hours Tues–Fri noon–5pm; Sat noon–4pm. Closed all statutory holidays. Transportation Subway: St. George or Museum Phone 416/978-8398, 416/978-1838 Prices Free admission Web site Art Museum at the University of Toronto
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