Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre

The Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre is a state-of-the-art research, display and storage facility. Managed jointly by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design and the Art Gallery of York University, the study centre houses the donated Goldfarb collection as well as other works from the University’s collection.

An impressive art collection, the facility provides students and researchers a rare opportunity for direct, hands-on access to original works of art for study purposes. It includes 67 culturally significant pieces, mainly from the postwar period: 30 paintings, 12 sculptures, 23 works on paper and two textiles by Canadian and international artists such as Jean-Paul Riopelle, Paul-Emile Borduas, Jean-Paul Lemieux, Andy Warhol, Milton Avery.