Art exhibitions

Art exhibitions are periodically commissioned to be featured in the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite.

Current exhibition

Speaking of Democracy

Presented in co-operation with the Samara Centre for Democracy, Speaking of Democracy features quotations about the roots of, threats to, and promise of democracy.

Previous exhibitions

  • Awakening: In parallel with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this exhibition testifies to the power of art to open our minds and hearts to our full responsibility and our greatest potential (May 2018–March 2019)
  • 150 Stories: A collection of new stories and images about what it means to be Canadian in Ontario (January 2017–April 2018)
  • Other Worlds: Featuring works by 19 contemporary Ontario artists affiliated with OCAD University (July 2016–January 2017)
  • Identity: Art inspired by the Great Lakes (June 2015–July 2016)
  • Lest We Forget: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War through the power of contemporary art by Charles Pachter (June 2014–June 2015)
  • About Face: Celebrated Ontarians then and now: A collection of portraits vividly illustrating our province’s dramatic cultural and demographic evolution over the past century (September 2013–June 2014)
  • 60 in ​60: An exhibition celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (May 2012–September 2013)