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Canadian Art

This guide provides resources on topics related to art history and visual and material culture in Canada.

Getting Started

To find a specific journal article, search for the article title or the journal title in UBC Library's Summon database.

To find journal articles on a specific topic in Canadian art, search the journals listed below. 

Expand your search with other resources listed in the Databases section of this guide and/or the Art History & Visual Art guide. 

More detailed instructions for searching can be found below. 

Select Canadian Art Publications

This is a selection of Canadian art journals in UBC Library holdings:

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Many of these journals are indexed in CBCA or Lexis-Nexis

Find Canadian Art Journals

Print Journals @ UBC Library

To find a specific print journal, search the:


Recent issues of print journals are located in the Current Journals section on Level 3 of the Music, Art and Architecture Library. 

Older issues are located in the open stacks on Level 4 or in ASRS storage.


For more Canadian art journals at UBC Library, search the UBC Library Catalogue using the subject headings: 


e-Journals @ UBC Library

To find a specific e-journal, search UBC Library's Print and Electronic Journals portal.

For a list of electronic art journals @ UBC, browse the online subject listing for: 

Open Access E-journals

Browse the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) to find open digital collections of art magazines.

Indexes (Print & Online)

Current Awareness Tools

Exhibition and Event Listings for Canadian Art:

Canadian Art Agenda

Explore a listing of current and upcoming art exhibitions, from coast to coast. Search by:
(1) Province
(2) City / Town
(3) Schedule

Preview Magazine

Explore a listing of current art exhibitions being held in the Pacific Northwest (BC, Alberta, Washington, & Oregon).

Galleries West

Explore a listing of current art exhibitions being held in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Canada. 

Want the latest issue of your favourite journal delivered to your inbox? 

Many ejournals provide TOC (Table of Contents) alerts and many databases provide search alerts.  For more information visit UBC Library's Current Awareness Tools guide. 

Below is a TOC feed from the latest issue of RACAR Journal:

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