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Get up-to-date reports on Canada’s art-scene news including notable appointments and gallery shifts, as well as key award announcements as they happen.

Quebec Museum & Gallery Attendance Hits New High

Statistics show that attendance at Quebec museums, interpretive centres and exhibition spaces was 14.2 million last year—the highest level since 2003.

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Presentation House Announces Name Change and Major Gift

Vancouver’s Presentation House Gallery has revealed a $4 million gift towards its new building and an accompanying name change, both projected for 2017.

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Artists Reach Trial Agreement with Nat’l Gallery

Following more than a decade of negotiation and litigation, the National Gallery of Canada is close to reaching an agreement with key artist groups on fees.

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McMichael Gift Boosts Quebec Artists

Fifty works by Jean-Paul Riopelle, Paul-Émile Borduas, Jean Paul Lemieux and others have been gifted to a museum best known for its Group of Seven holdings.

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Nadia Myre Wins $50K Sobey Art Award

Montreal-based Algonquin artist known for using small media to make a big impact wins $50,000 first place spot in one of Canada’s leading art prizes.

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New Staff Appointed at Montreal’s Arprim

Emmanuelle Choquette is now general director of the printmaking-focused artist-run centre, while Marie-Pier Bocquet is programming coordinator.

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Gallery 44 Appoints Noa Bronstein Director

Artist-run centre devoted to photography chooses Bronstein to succeed Lise Beaudry, who is departing after seven years to focus on other projects.

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AGYU Leads Winners at 2014 OAAG Awards

AGYU projects including an internationally discussed “lesbian feminist haunted house” were recognized at the awards for Ontario’s public art galleries.

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Dominique Blain Wins Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas

Montreal artist known for socially and politically oriented work wins major provincial art prize, following in steps of Marcel Barbeau and Betty Goodwin.

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Aimia | AGO Photo Prize Reveals 2014 Winner

American artist Lisa Oppenheim has won a public vote to receive the 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. The prize, which consists of a $50,000 award as well as a six-week Canadian residency, was…

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Canadian Artist Shortlisted for $100K Int’l Prize

Montreal-born artist Jon Rafman has been shortlisted with 20 other artists for the Future Generation Art Prize, whose main award is valued at $100,000.

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Art Toronto Director Steps Down

Linel Rebenchuk, founder of Canada’s largest modern and contemporary art fair, to step down December 31; show director Susannah Rosenstock to take over.

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