Cartoon Museum - London - U.K.

In 1988 a group of cartoonists, collectors and lovers of the art form came together as The Cartoon Art Trust with the aim of founding a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, promoting and preserving the best of British cartoon art. After a decade of exhibiting in smaller venues, in February 2006 the Cartoon Museum opened to the public at its current home in central London, very near the British Museum.

The museum has three main galleries displaying original artwork from British cartoons and comics, past and present. Temporary exhibitions since 2006 have featured Private Eye, William Heath Robinson, Steve Bell, Giles, Pont, H.M. Bateman, Viz Comic, Ronald Searle, The Beano, Ralph Steadman and many other luminaries. At the heart of the museum lies its growing collection of cartoons, caricatures and pages of comic-strip art. The foundations of modern British political and social cartooning can be found in works by Hogarth - whose social satires are regarded by many as the foundation of the British cartoon tradition, James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson. The permanent collection also includes works by a number of fine Victorian cartoonists including John Leech, George Cruikshank, George Du Maurier and John Tenniel. William Heath Robinson - whose name is synonymous with outlandish and hilarious contraptions - hangs with his contemporary, H.M. Bateman, two of the most successful cartoonists of the first half of the 20th century. Also featured in the permanent collection are Pont, Gerald Scarfe, Ronald Searle, Giles, Martin Rowson, Steve Bell and a host of favourites from newspapers and magazines.

Our upstairs gallery displays original artwork by some of the founding fathers of British comics, such as David Law (Dennis the Menace, Beryl the Peril), Leo Baxendale (Bash St. Kids, Minnie the Minx), and Frank Hampson (Dan Dare), alongside work by Posy Simmonds, Sarah MacIntyre, Nick Abadzis, and the final page of Alan Moore & David Lloyd’s seminal V for Vendetta. From the US, there are originals by Garry Trudeau and Charles Schulz.

The museum runs events and workshops for schools & colleges, families, children and adults. The classroom can be booked for children’s birthday workshops, and the whole museum can be hired to host special events for businesses and social groups. There is also a library of 5,000 books on comics and cartoons which is available for research purposes by appointment.

The Cartoon Museum Shop stocks more than 900 books on the history of cartoons and comic-strips, graphic novels and children’s books, and a wide range of cards, posters, prints and cartoon-related novelty gifts



Winnipeg Art Gallery - Winnipeg - Canada

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and a forum – helping people see and experience more through art.

Playing a vital role in the community, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative and accessible place for learning, discovery and inspiration through art, with a particular focus on Inuit art and culture.



Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto - Canada

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.

The ROM invites everyone to explore and enjoy extraordinary experiences of science and civilization at the Museum, online and through our various outreach programs. We strive to bring you insights into how the earth and its cultures have evolved, and how the changes we face today will shape the world we’ll live in tomorrow.



Museum of Contemporary Art - Toronto - Canada

The Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada (formerly known as the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art – MOCCA) was founded from the former Art Gallery of North York in 1999. In 2005, the Museum relocated to the West Queen West Art + Design District in downtown Toronto, in the heart of one of North America’s most dynamic arts communities. Since arriving on Queen Street West the Museum became a stimulus for the neighbourhood’s art community, for local businesses and for contemporary art and artists in Canada.

In 2015 the Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada announced a unique partnership with Castlepoint Numa to create a new home for the Museum. The museum will be moving its operations to 158 Sterling Road where it will occupy the first five floors of the iconic Tower Automotive building.

The new Museum of Contemporary Art_Toronto_Canada will open its doors in 2017.



Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke - Canada

Our acquisitions policy, and the generosity of our donors, has permitted the development of a rich collection which today consists of more than 5,500 works of art of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, by approximately 1,000 artists.

The museum’s primary interest is in works created by Eastern Townships artists, inspired by the region or collected by its inhabitants, while allowing for the presentation of works from other times and places. The museum also has a research interest in national and international naïve art.

Over the years, we have enriched the Musée’s collection not only with older works such as those of Frederick Simpson Coburn (1871-1960), an important artist from Melbourne in the Eastern Townships, but also with more contemporary works from the Luc Larochelle collection and by Townships artists such as Charles Daudelin, Armand Vaillancourt and Michel Goulet.

The collection owes its existence to the generosity and confidence of the artists and collectors who have entrusted to us the fruits of their labour or of their passion. In this way they have played a role in creating the essence and the soul of the institution.



Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec - Québec - Canada

The functions of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec are to make known, promote and preserve Québec art of all periods, from ancient art to contemporary art, and to ensure a place for international art through acquisitions, exhibitions and other cultural activities.

The website of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, your virtual gateway to the only museum entirely devoted to Québec art for 80 years and counting. Friendly, interactive, visual, dynamic: these are some of the qualities of this website, which has been designed to reflect the new MNBAQ complex, whose fourth pavilion is presently under construction.

Located in Québec City, a world heritage site, the Musée’s four pavilions are situated in the heart of the magnificent National Battlefields Park: the Gérad Morisset pavilion (the original museum, 1933), the central pavilion (built in 1991), the Charles Baillairgé pavilion (a prison dating from 1867) and the new Pierre Lassonde pavilion, giving the Musée a street-front presence on one of the city’s main arteries, the Grande Allée. Designed by Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) in association with Provencher_Roy, this building enabled the Musée to nearly double its floor space and to display its contemporary art, design and Inuit art collections. The new pavilion also provides immense new temporary exhibition space, a café and a 250-seat auditorium.

The Musée offers many exhibitions, activities and services for every kind of visitor. Come out to one of our public talks, take part in a workshop with an arts instructor, sign up for a school group visit, wander through our exhibitions with the help of an audioguide or in the company of a guide, meet up with your friends in our restaurant and discover exclusive products in our boutique. You can also follow us on social media, where you will see how lively things are at this great institution which supports Québec artists and artistic creation.



Ottawa Art Gallery - Ottawa - Canada

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) was founded in the late 1980s in response to years of lobbying and organizing on the part of Ottawa artists who felt they needed a municipal gallery to better represent the local artistic energy. It was finally achieved in September 1988, with its opening as the Gallery at Arts Court. In 1992, the City of Ottawa acquired the Firestone Art Collection (now called the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art), an important local private collection of national twentieth-century artworks. Custodianship of the Collection was transferred to the recently renamed Ottawa Art Gallery, which received designation as Ottawa’s municipal art gallery as part of the agreement.
The same year, a group of energetic volunteers established the Gallery's ART Rental and Sales, designed to supplement OAG’s fledgling acquisitions program meant to build a permanent collection of contemporary art significant to the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The incorporation of the Gallery as an independent charitable organization took place in 1993, with the election of its first Board of Directors.
In the mid-1990s, annual funding from additional government agencies provided a more solid financial foundation for our evolving contemporary public programs. As the Gallery's annual budget increases incrementally, so has the number of staff, programs and services, allowing more people to participate through a variety of activities and events. Innumerable compelling exhibitions have taken place since its opening. Organized over the years by the Gallery’s dynamic curators, as well as renowned guest curators, exciting, and at times daring, exhibitions have presented the work of local, national and international artists in both group and solo shows. Works from the Gallery's growing Permanent Collection as well as the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art are regularly exhibited at the OAG, borrowed by other museums across the country for exhibitions, and loaned for special display in institutions such as the Senate of Canada, Rideau Hall and the Ottawa Convention Centre. OAG’s current focus is to establish itself in a new building that will allow it to better serve the local artistic community.



Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Portrait Portal - Ottawa - Canada

the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Portrait Portal. LAC has amassed this collection of portraits over time with the goal of documenting historical personalities important to Canada’s development.
The Portal features a selection of works from the largest group of portraits in the country, including more than 20,000 paintings, drawings and prints, 4 million photographs, several thousand caricatures, and ten thousand medals and philatelic items. The Portal showcases portraits by Canadian and international artists as well as images by ordinary people and other well-known artists.


Carleton University Art Gallery - Ottawa - Canada

CUAG aspires to be a vital cultural hub on the Carleton University campus, connecting art, ideas, and communities.

By offering a diverse program of art exhibitions, events, and publications, CUAG brings people together to explore the ideas that shape contemporary society.



Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal - Montreal - Canada

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal was founded by the Québec government in 1964, at the instigation of artists and collectors who wanted to see an institution established to build a collection of contemporary works by artists from Montréal, Québec, Canada and around the world.
The Musée opened to the public in March 1965 in temporary premises at Place Ville-Marie. It was housed at Château Dufresne from 1965 to 1968, when it moved to the Expo 67 Gallery of International Art, at Cité du Havre. In 1983, the museum was made a provincially owned corporation with the following mission: “To make known, promote and preserve contemporary Québec art and to ensure a place for international contemporary art through acquisitions, exhibitions and other cultural activities.”
Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The Musée presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own, particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive Permanent Collection. Every form of expression may be featured: digital and sound works, installations, paintings, sculptures, ephemeral pieces, and more. In addition to its wide range of educational activities familiarizing the general public with contemporary art, the Musée also organizes unique artistic performances and festive events. It is a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that increase exposure and awareness of art throughout the city and beyond.



Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Montreal - Canada

The Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace – International Art and Education will be inaugurated in November 2016 to kick off the celebrations for the city’s 375th anniversary. The new pavilion will highlight the architectural quality of Montreal, a UNESCO City of Design. This fifth pavilion will showcase the MMFA’s collection of international art, from Old Masters to modern art, which has been considerably enriched thanks to the Hornstein family’s major donation of works of art. It will also include new facilities for the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy.



Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Halifax - Canada

With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by engaging people with art. It is committed to this mission as an agency of the Province of Nova Scotia and one of the premier arts institutions in Canada. The Gallery is also responsible for acquiring, preserving and exhibiting works of art, and for providing education in the visual arts. The Gallery’s Permanent Collection currently holds over 17,000 works.



Beaverbrook Art Gallery - Fredericton - Canada

Sir Max Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook) began planning the construction of an art gallery in New Brunswick early in the twentieth century.  After considering a number of locations, Lord Beaverbrook settled upon the city of Fredericton.  The Beaverbrook Art Gallery was gifted to the people of New Brunswick by Lord Beaverbrook and officially opened to the public on September 16, 1959.  It was designated as the Provincial Art Gallery on December 2, 1994. In October of 1983, the East Wing was added and in May, 1995 the Marion McCain Atlantic Gallery was opened to the public.  In 1999 the Beaverbrook Art Gallery celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s permanent collection was established in 1959 with Lord Beaverbrook's initial gifts that included the donation of valuable British and Canadian works of art, among them paintings by eighteenth-century British masters such as Reynolds and Gainsborough and popular Canadian artists such as Cornelius Krieghoff and members of the Group of Seven.



Nickle Galleries - Calgary - Canada

The Nickle Galleries opened at its new signature location on the main floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library in October 2012. The new site provides the more than 13,000 library visitors a day the opportunity to explore the Galleries' exhibitions and programs - free of charge. Formerly known as The Nickle Arts Museum, the Nickle Galleries features three impressive galleries highlighting the best of contemporary art in western Canada and intriguing art and artifacts drawn from the Nickle and the Library's wide-ranging collections.
The Nickle was founded in 1979 with a generous donation by Mr. Samuel C. Nickle, matched by a grant from The Province of Alberta and supported by donations from several founding patrons. Since its opening in 1979, the Nickle has championed contemporary art, rugs, and numismatics in western Canada.
Since September of 1996, the Nickle has also been the coordinators and focal point of the Minor program in Museum and Heritage Studies. This is a minor programme providing students with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the Cultural and Heritage sector.
We work with the other departments and faculties at the University of Calgary, the community in general, and specifically the art, rug, and numismatic communities to promote learning, research and discovery.



Glenbow - Calgary - Canada

As a key cultural cornerstone in Calgary for 50 years, Glenbow has surprised and engaged generations of Albertans and visitors to the province with remarkable connections between art, culture and the world around us. Glenbow provides us with a sense of place -- what it means to live in this amazing landscape -- and an appreciation for the legacy of the remarkable people and events that have shaped our community.
Glenbow's collection represents Western Canadian art and culture, both as a repository of important cultural history but also as a living record of contemporary life in this part of the world. Our collecting priorities respond to our community and over the past 50 years, the collection has shifted and adapted to incorporate new voices and perspectives. Our collection includes over a million objects, documents, photographs and artworks, making Glenbow one of the largest museums in western Canada.
In all of our exhibitions, whether they travel to Glenbow from other national or international institutions, or have been created and curated here at home, we are interested in making connections with our collection and exploring human creativity and "the art of making." Just like a work of art, an everyday object can tell a story about how it was made, who used it and the cultural values it represents.
We are passionate about sharing art and culture at Glenbow. Our role is to bring it to life -- to make it vivid, meaningful and relevant. We're at our best when we can activate the art and artifacts within our walls and create opportunities for people to have memorable personal experiences in the museum.



Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown - Ohio - U.S.A.

Founded in 1919 by Joseph G. Butler, Jr., the Butler Institute is the first museum of American art. The original structure, dedicated in 1919, is a McKim, Mead and White architectural masterpiece listed on the National Register of Historic places. The Butler’s mission is to preserve and collect works of art in all media created by citizens of our country. The Institute’s holdings now exceed 20,000 individual works, and the Butler is known worldwide as “America’s Museum.”



Morse Museum - Winter Park - Florida - U.S.A.

The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the artist and designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and art and architectural objects from his Long Island country estate, Laurelton Hall. The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American painting, graphics, decorative art.



Griffin Museum - Winchester - Massachusetts - U.S.A.

Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum is the embodiment of founder Arthur Griffin’s passion — to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact. Arthur’s goal was to share with visitors his enthusiasm for a medium that is diverse, imaginative and informative. We are committed to continuing to encourage Arthur’s vision through the works we exhibit, the programs we offer, the artists we encourage and through Arthur’s own work which we proudly display.
Today, the Griffin Museum houses three galleries, and 4 satellite galleries dedicated solely to the exhibition of photographic arts.



The Clark - Williamstown - Massachusetts - U.S.A.

The Clark Art Institute has a rich, colorful history beginning with founder Sterling Clark’s expedition to China in 1908, his introduction to the world of collecting art in Paris in 1910, and his marriage to Francine Clary in 1919. Together, Sterling and Francine began what is now a world-renowned collection of American and European art, including prints and drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, and paintings—most notably French Impressionist masterworks by artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Camille Pissarro. They also committed to the pivotal concept of serving as not only an art museum, but also a research and academic center. The Clark’s Research and Academic Program is now considered one of the finest of its kind, awarding prestigious fellowships to established art historians and boasting a library of more than 230,000 volumes.



Muscarelle Museum of Art - Williamsburg - Massachusetts - U.S.A.

The Muscarelle Museum of Art, located at Lamberson Hall on the campus of The College of William & Mary, is a culturally-rich art institution, serving as a dynamic resource for our community, a working laboratory for The College, and a platform for visiting exhibitions and the Museum’s own collection.
Through staff commitment, College faculty expertise, College student service, and community collaboration, the Museum is proud to bring to life many opportunities and experiences.

To foster the full integration of a dynamic art museum into the life and liberal arts mission of The College of William & Mary and to serve as a model of curatorial excellence and a catalyst for art exploration at The College and in the surrounding community.



Norton Museum of Art - West Palm Beach - Florida - U.S.A.

Since its founding in 1941, The Norton Museum of Art has grown and evolved to become one of Florida's major cultural institutions. The Museum is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O'Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. The Museum presents special exhibitions, lectures, tours and programs for adults and children throughout the year...



Woodson Art Museum - Wausau - Winconsin - U.S.A.

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, in the heart of Wausau, Wisconsin, is known for its internationally acclaimed Birds in Art exhibition, presented each Fall.
  • Art of the natural world is the guiding spirit behind the paintings, works on paper, and sculpture in the Museum’s collection.
  • Diverse exhibitions feature artwork from around the world and change more often than the seasons.
  • Enriching programs and events for all ages enliven exhibition themes.
  • Committed to always-free admission, the Museum is a valued community resource and north central Wisconsin cultural attraction.
The Woodson Art Museum’s mission is to enhance lives through art. Therefore, the Museum continually strives for excellence in providing audiences with quality art experiences through the permanent collection, changing exhibitions, and education programs for all ages.



Colby College Museum of Art - Waterville - Maine - U.S.A.

With the new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, expanded collection, and vibrant exhibition program, the Colby Museum, and consequently Waterville, is a destination to experience great art.

The Museum serves as a central site for intellectual engagement, artistic contemplation, and social activity. As a primary teaching resource for the College and the greater community, the Museum sits at the crossroads of interdisciplinary thinking and facilitates stimulating encounters between students, faculty, and community members who share the liberal arts experience.