Our gallery spaces are temporarily closed as we construct our new building, renovate our current spaces, and transition into The Joan and Martin Goldfarb Gallery of York University.

We still have active programming, including Mind Furniture by Shannon Garden-Smith in our Vitrines and online with The Tourist by Gary Zhexi Zhang and From Longhouse to Highrise: The Course of Empire by Dele Adeyemo. For updates on our off-site programs including At the Transit Bar: An International Visiting Curators Series, our Community Resource Program, and Arts on My Mind, please join our email list or follow us on Instagram @a_g_y_u for ongoing programming announcements in this epic moment in our story.

We are scheduled to celebrate and open our new spaces in October 2024 with a complex series of programs including new art commissions, an international group exhibition, performance showcases, and the addition of new artwork to York University’s collection.

Our transition into The Joan and Martin Goldfarb Gallery was made possible through a substantial financial contribution from Joan and Martin Goldfarb whose gift facilitates the building of a new stand-alone art gallery on the University’s Keele Campus and the conversion of our current spaces into a Visible Vault. Their contribution has inspired an elegant 670 square meter building dedicated to contemporary art exhibitions and public programs with three distinct gallery spaces plus a pavilion for performances and events. It also includes a reimagination of our current exhibition spaces in Accolade East as a Visible Vault and Study Centre to care for, house, and research the University’s art collection.

Our new building, designed by internationally renowned architect Siamak Hariri, re-visions the AGYU with a distinctive butterfly design containing a generous central reception area and gathering space that connects four unique programming spaces. Each space is a wing extending from a central core, which will house our book shop, be a place to gather, and a connecting point to the Visible Vault and Study Centre.

The Joan and Martin Goldfarb Gallery will uphold and strengthen the essential need for art on campus and in the community. The new gallery sits as a connection point for the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, and will be a focal point on The Harry Arthur Common of the University’s main campus and to the greater public, being only metres away from the YorkU subway station.

In this transformative moment, we are poised to be an integral point of connection where we celebrate local and international artists and audiences. This new purpose-built art gallery is a legacy project for the University and the Gallery that envisions the importance of art in and of itself as a form of learning that produces knowledge, debate, and experience.

For press inquiries, please contact Michael Maranda: mmarand@yorku.ca

See also

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employment opportunity
Summer 2024

Transition Update

Transition Update
press release
March 2024

Labour Disruption: CUPE 3903 & York University

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press release
Winter 2024

Collection database

Collection database
Press release
20 Sep 2023

Welcoming Lillian O’Brien Davis

Welcoming Lillian O’Brien Davis
new curator
Fall 2023

Congress 2023

Congress 2023
Special programming
27 May – 2 Jun 2023

GGYU Ground Breaking

GGYU Ground Breaking
groundbreaking
22 Nov 2022

Moving Beyond Statements of Solidarity

Moving Beyond Statements of Solidarity
from the gallery
May 2021

Felicia Mings

Felicia Mings
New curator
22 Feb 2021

Liz Ikiriko

Liz Ikiriko
New assistant curator
8 Dec 2020

HPA to Design New Gallery

HPA to Design New Gallery
Architect for new AGYU
November 2020

AGYU Transformation

AGYU Transformation
News
25 Oct 2019

Sky Hopinka

Sky Hopinka
newsletter
Winter 2020

Caecilia Tripp & Jae Jarrell

Caecilia Tripp & Jae Jarrell
newsletter
Fall 2019

Arnait Ikajurtigiit: Women helping each other

Arnait Ikajurtigiit: Women helping each other
newsletter
Spring 2019

Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two
newsletter
Winter 2019

Braided Roots / Trenzando raíces

Braided Roots / Trenzando raíces
newsletter
Fall 2018

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca
newsletter
Spring 2018

From Out There to The Beyond, Beyond: Postcommodity

From Out There to The Beyond, Beyond: Postcommodity
newsletter
Winter 2018

Out There: The Better Way: Migrating the Margins

Out There: The Better Way: Migrating the Margins
newsletter
Fall 2017

Still Out There: A Movement in the Making:  Derek Liddington

Still Out There: A Movement in the Making: Derek Liddington
newsletter
Spring 2017

Out There in the Construction Zone: Illusion of Process

Out There in the Construction Zone: Illusion of Process
newsletter
Winter 2017

Out There, Secreted Away: Iris Häussler: The Sophie La Rosière Project

Out There, Secreted Away: Iris Häussler: The Sophie La Rosière Project
newsletter
Fall 2016

Book launch for Is Toronto Burning?

Book launch for Is Toronto Burning?
news
15 Jun 2016

Out There at the Edge of the Clearing: What We Lose in Metrics

Out There at the Edge of the Clearing: What We Lose in Metrics
newsletter
Spring 2016

Out There, Adrift?: Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #3

Out There, Adrift?: Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #3
newsletter
Winter 2016

Out There in the Streets: Marlon Griffith

Out There in the Streets: Marlon Griffith
newsletter
Fall 2015

Out There Conducting the Refrain: Rashaad Newsome

Out There Conducting the Refrain: Rashaad Newsome
newsletter
Spring 2015

The Collection Strikes Back Biding Time: The Collection Strikes Back

The Collection Strikes Back Biding Time: The Collection Strikes Back
newsletter
Winter 2015

Strike Out There! Is Toronto Burning?

Strike Out There! Is Toronto Burning?
newsletter
Fall 2014

Out There Pushing at the Seams: Camilla Singh: Uniforms for Non-Uniform Work

Out There Pushing at the Seams: Camilla Singh: Uniforms for Non-Uniform Work
newsletter
Spring 2014

What Shape is Out There?: Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #2

What Shape is Out There?: Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #2
newsletter
Winter 2014

Out There Breaking a Lance: Wael Shawky: The Cabaret Crusades

Out There Breaking a Lance: Wael Shawky: The Cabaret Crusades
newsletter
Fall 2013

Out There: Free as a Bird: Sara Angelucci

Out There: Free as a Bird: Sara Angelucci
newsletter
Spring 2013

Out There: Crossing the Line Deanna Bowen: Invisible Empires

Out There: Crossing the Line Deanna Bowen: Invisible Empires
newsletter
Winter 2013

Imagining there’s somewhere Out There: Imaginary Homelands

Imagining there’s somewhere Out There: Imaginary Homelands
newsletter
Fall 2012

Learning to be Out There: Diane Borsato

Learning to be Out There: Diane Borsato
newsletter
Spring 2012

An Army of Lovers Will Never Be Defeated AGYU: … for “all the freaks out there”*

An Army of Lovers Will Never Be Defeated AGYU: … for “all the freaks out there”*
newsletter
Winter 2012

Surge Out There: Raqs Media Collective: Surjection

Surge Out There: Raqs Media Collective: Surjection
newsletter
Fall 2011

Out There, The Periphery as Centre: Aesthetics of Collaboration

Out There, The Periphery as Centre: Aesthetics of Collaboration
newsletter
Spring 2011

allí afuera! Viva la rebelión! Viva la AGYU!: Revolutionary Sundays and the Centre for Incidental Activisms

allí afuera! Viva la rebelión! Viva la AGYU!: Revolutionary Sundays and the Centre for Incidental Activisms
newsletter
Winter 2011

Out there, Hardcore: Terrance Houle

Out there, Hardcore: Terrance Houle
newsletter
Fall 2010

Out There, pulling the strings: Daniel Barrow

Out There, pulling the strings: Daniel Barrow
newsletter
Spring 2010

Out There, Centre Stage: AGYU’S Winter 2010 Cast and Characters

Out There, Centre Stage: AGYU’S Winter 2010 Cast and Characters
newsletter
Winter 2010

Hello, Out There: The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

Hello, Out There: The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion
newsletter
Fall 2009

Throwin’ it back Out There!: The Communism of Forms

Throwin’ it back Out There!: The Communism of Forms
newsletter
Spring 2009

Bustin’ Out There: Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman

Bustin’ Out There: Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman
newsletter
Winter 2009

Paths leading Out There all converge at the centre: Carla Zaccagnini

Paths leading Out There all converge at the centre: Carla Zaccagnini
newsletter
Fall 2008

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please note: the gallery spaces are currently closed for construction of our new building

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