Presented by the President's Speakers Lecture Series and Onsite Gallery.
In his lecture Art in Canada, Mayer will share the reasons why the Gallery revised the story of art making in Canada, and will report on the meticulous work that went into renewing the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries. He will also articulate his thoughts about the future of museums, and how they can be more relevant to our changing society.
Moderated by Canadian art writer and curator Sarah Milroy.
About Marc Mayer
Mayer is the author of Art in Canada, published to coincide with Canada’s sesquicentennial.
Prior to his appointment in 2008, he served as director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, as well as deputy director at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City and curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo. In Paris, he was Head of Visual Arts with the Cultural Services of the Canadian Embassy and a correspondent for the New York periodical Rizzoli’s The Journal of Art. Most recently, he organized the Jack Bush retrospective with co-curator Sarah Stanners.
This event is generously supported by the late Honey and Barry Sherman.