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Museums, Contemporary Art and Decolonization

Resources for curating contemporary art and decolonizing pedagogical ideas.

Toronto Public Art


Map on left shows over 400 works of public art throughout the City of Toronto. For more information see Public Art & Monuments Collection. Map on right shows street art in Toronto documented by the City of Toronto. Below street art by Philip Cote & Jim Bravo, in partnership with the Roncesvalles Village-BIA | 149 Roncesvalles Ave | Photo by Ian Pereira.

Public Art Resources

Public Art in Canada: Critical Perspectives, Gérin, Annie ; McLean, James S ; Gerin, Annie; James S. McLean ; Annie Gérin. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2011

Staging Urban Landscapes: The Activation and Curation of Flexible Public Spaces. B. Cannon Ivers. Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2018.

Stealing the Show: Seven Women Artists in Canadian Public Art. G. Lambton. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.

Settler City Limits: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Violence in the Urban Prairie West. University of Manitoba Press, 2019

Urban Encounters: Art and the Public. Radice, Martha and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier. McGill-Queens University Press, 2017.