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Founded in 1948, CAMH is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the United States. The following exhibition history has been compiled from a variety of sources, including exhibition announcements, catalogues, newspaper articles, reviews, and interviews. CAMH is in the process of working to list all exhibitions dating back to 1948. If there is an exhibition you are interested in and cannot find it listed here, please contact us.

The decade summaries include the names and dates of the exhibitions for that decade. Each detailed entry is composed of the following information when known: exhibition title, participating artists (when not indicated by exhibition title), dates of the exhibition, where it was presented, the individual and/or institution responsible for its organization, exhibition tour information (when applicable), and the accompanying publication with its contents noted, if published by the Contemporary Arts Association/Museum.

The Museum is continually working to expand its archives and would welcome any materials or information that would add to this history. Please contact us.

If you believe you hold the copyright to any of the images, please send us an email.

CAMH's oNline Publication Archive

CAMH has a number of its original publications digitally reproduced on Issuu.com. This online library is a rich resource for academic research and study with curatorial essays, artist interviews, and images that describe the art-world's ever-changing landscape through the CAMH's perspective. You can subscribe to our account on Issuu to be alerted when new publications are added to our library.  CAMH's publications are supported by a grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc.

Research Requests
The off-site facility that houses the Museum’s archives is currently undergoing renovation. Reference requests have been suspended for the duration of the renovation, which is expected to be complete in 2018. The Museum is still able to access its in-house library of exhibition catalogues but more detailed information may not be available.


Featuring interviews with some of CAMH's most notable personalities, patrons, and supporters, these videos document the oral history of CAMH through the personal narratives of the women who became involved with the Museum early in our history and helped set the tone for our ambitions today. Join Sissy Kempner, Carol Ballard, Nancy Allen, and Marilyn Oshman as they recreate scenes of CAMH's lively history and remember why they fell in love with CAMH.

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