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Michael Snow: Walking Woman Michael Snow: Four Grey Panels and Four Figures from the series "Walking Woman," 1963, Montreal Museum of Fine Art | Quatre panneaux gris et quatre figures de la série "Walking Woman," 1963, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Elaine Craft Journa

The Institute was initiated in 1998 through the generous patronage of Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky and seeks to initiate national and international conversations about historical and contemporary forms of Canadian art and visual culture by forging links between established and emergent scholars working across the country and abroad.

Elaine Craft Journa

The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art brings together people who are passionate about the visual arts in all of their diversity. Read more about our Research chair, members, Advisory Council, fellows, affilates and staff.

Langford scissors

Discover selected publications by Institute Members.

Quilt website

The Institute makes research projects by leading Canadian scholars freely available through several databases.

Ensemble website

Websites such as the Maritime Art Association and the Visual and Textual Documents on Art and Architecture in Canada are online anthologies.


The Institute’s Documentation Centre was created to collect and make accessible both printed materials and electronic media relating to Canadian art. 

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