Doris McCarthy Gallery

The Doris McCarthy Gallery is a professional public art gallery within the University of Toronto Scarborough that advances artistic innovation, critical thinking, and cultural exchange through engagement with contemporary art.

Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.


In fulfilling its mandate, the gallery undertakes the following activities:

Initiates and supports education, research, and knowledge dissemination.
Engages the University of Toronto community and wider public of Scarborough and the eastern Greater Toronto Area through its exhibitions and related programming.
Develops, manages, and makes accessible its collection for the purposes of research, teaching, and exhibition.
Technical Art History Workshop
Technical Art History Workshop
Mycological Foray
Mycological Foray
Northern Oracle Opening
Northern Oracle Opening


To be a leader activating the power of art to transform and illuminate the human experience.

A Kind of Return
A Kind of Return

Funders & Sponsors

The Doris McCarthy Gallery gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto Arts Council, and Canada Council of the Arts.

The Doris McCarthy Gallery operates within the purview of the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, University of Toronto Scarborough.


Advisory Committee

  • Shane Carter

    President, Sony Music Entertainment

  • Erika DeFreitas


  • Alen Hadzovic

    Associate Professor, Physical and Environmental Sciences

  • Joe Hermer

    Associate Professor, Sociology

  • Reagan Kennedy

    Program Coordinator, 7th Generation Image Makers

  • Wisdom Tettey

    Vice President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough

  • Bernice Kraatz

    Vice-Principal, Research

  • Dorica Manuel

    Founder, Y+ Contemporary

  • Ron Paquette

    President and CEO, Trusted Travellers

  • Lola Rudin

    Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough

  • Sara Saljoughi

    Assistant Professor, English

  • Mary Silcox

    Interim Vice Principal Academic and Dean

  • Erin Webster

    Associate Professor, Arts, Culture & Media

  • Lisa Lemon

    Executive Director, Development and Alumni Relations

Annual Documents