788 King Street West
M5V 1N6
Phone: 416.703.4400
Fax: 416.703.4404

Art Metropole

Art Metropole specializes in contemporary art in multiple format: artists books, multiples, video, audio, electronic media, and so on. We offer artists' products for sale on our premises and through our web site. We also publish, promote, exhibit and distribute artists' products in various formats.

Art Metropole was founded in 1974 by the artists' group General Idea. Art Metropole is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the province of Ontario.

Permanent Collection

The Art Metropole Collection preserves the artistic production and documentary evidence of the conceptual art movement in Canada and internationally, chiefly from the 1960s onwards.

The database, which includes 12,600 records for the material in the collection, and over 8,000 artists' names, has been set up in the same software as the main catalogue of the Library and Archives. Searching is chiefly by artist and title, and the results of these searches can be limited by other parameters such as year of publication, document type, etc. Keyword searches, covering names of authors, designers and materials, are also possible.

The Art Metropole archive is housed in the National Gallery of Canada permanent collection in Ottawa.

Previous Exhibitions

Instant Coffee
Romance Series Poster Show
February 10 - March 3, 2007

Gifts By Artists
December 9th 2006- January 6th, 2007

Punk 'til you Puke
Will Munro
September 14 - October 28, 2006

orientalism & ephemera
Jamelie Hassan
April 8 - June 30, 2006

onestar stop by hans schabus
February 4 - March 31, 2006

Forthcoming exhibitions

The North End
by Cathy Busby August 18 - September 8, 2007



Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 11:00 to 18:00
Saturday 12:00 to 17:00

Getting there

near King St. and Bathurst St. intersection.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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