Funders and Supporters

The Art Gallery of York University is a supported Unit of York University within the President’s Division. We are externally funded as a public art gallery through the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, local and international foundations, embassies, and our membership who support all of our programs.

Advisory Committee

Warren Crichlow, Chair (Faculty of Education, York University)

Mari Spirito, Vice Chair (Director and Founder, Protocinema)

Mary Bunch (Cinema & Media, AMPD, York University)

Kareem Bennett (Artist, York University Student)

Sean Hillier (Indigenous Council and Department of Health, York University)

Naomi Johnson (Director, ImagineNative)

Priyanka Debnath (Chief of Staff, York University)

Krys Verrall (Department of Humanities, York University)


Acquisitions Committee

Jenifer Papararo, (Director/Curator, AGYU)

Liz Ikiriko, (Curator of Collections and Contemporary Engagement, AGYU)

Carlyle Farrelle (Associate Professor, Global Management Studies Department, Toronto Metropolitan University)

Michelle Lavalle (Director, Indigenous Ways and DecolonizationNational Gallery of Canada)

Cynthia Foo (Associate Director, Advancement, Strategic Initiatives, York University)

Len Milley (Associate Director, Advancement, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University)

Anna Hudson (Professor, Graduate Program in Art History, Department of Visual Art & Art History, York University)

Archer Pechawis (Assistant Professor, Visual Art & Art History, York University)


AGYU Founders

Carol & David Appel, Salah J. Bachir, Hal Jackman Foundation, Steven & Lynda Latner, Philip B. Lind, Nancy McCain & Bill Morneau, Carol & Morton Rapp, Laura Rapp & Jay Smith, Judy Schulich & David Stein, Sandra L. Simpson


Membership has benefits

Download the AGYU Membership brochure here.

Student / Senior $15 || Artist $20 || Individual $40

  • Free admission to AGYU and most Ontario public art galleries
  • Invitations to openings
  • Subscription to newsletter
  • 15% discount on publications
  • Use of resource/slide library

Supporting Member $100

All above plus:

  • 25% discount on publications
  • Tax receipt

Curator’s Chamber $500

All above plus:

  • Invitations to special events and lectures
  • Individual tours with the curator

Director’s Secret Society $1000

All above plus:

  • Intimate intellectual gatherings at the forefront of discussions on contemporary art
  • Complimentary AGYU publications




Art Gallery of York University
Keele Campus, Accolade East Building
Toronto Ontario  M3J 1P3

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Spring 2023 HOURS
Tuesday to Saturday: 12 noon to 5 pm

Always free


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Nearest TTC Wheel-Trans stop is York University Subway (north entrance)