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

News in Brief: AGO Acquires 522 Diane Arbus Photos, Vancouver Art Gallery’s Plaza Gets $9.6-Million Makeover, National Portrait Gallery Plans Dashed

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s recent purchase makes their collection of work by the late American photographer the largest in Canada.

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News in Brief: Kent Monkman to Lead Pride Parade, New Appointments at Vancouver Galleries, National Gallery Receives $2-Million Donation

In art news: Kent Monkman will lead Toronto’s 2017 Pride Parade, the National Gallery was gifted $2 million and new Vancouver appointments were announced.

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News in Brief: Mid-Career Artists Awarded, Inuit Art in Washington, DC, and Copyright Battle Waged Over Rubber Duck

An enormous rubber duck is set to float through Ontario waterways on Canada Day weekend, but may have to fight a copyright battle first.

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Women Dominate Sobey Shortlist for First Time Ever

It’s also the first year that there has been more than one Indigenous artist on the Sobey shortlist—this year, there are two.

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News in Brief: Battat Contemporary to Close, cheyanne turions Joins Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr University’s President Departing

In art news this week: Battat Contemporary will close, cheyanne turions joined the Vancouver Art Gallery and Emily Carr University’s president is departing.

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Canadian Art Wins Gold for General Excellence in Digital Publishing

“Making a magazine that’s both dense and approachable is what every editor hopes to achieve, and Canadian Art has succeeded,” said the prize jury.

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News in Brief: Maud Lewis Artwork Sales Soar at Auction, Feminist Residency Forced to Evacuate Island, New Hires at the Belkin and Gallery TPW

This week, a Maud Lewis thrift-store painting sold for $45,000, and artists at a feminist residency were forced to evacuate a flooded island.

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$7.4-Million Jean Paul Riopelle Painting Breaks World Record at Auction

It is the second-highest amount ever paid for a Canadian artwork at auction—and according to auction house, it signals Toronto as a new art-market centre.

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Vidal Wu Wins 2017 Canadian Art Editorial Residency

McGill University graduate Vidal Wu is the 2017 recipient of our national prize awarded to up-and-coming critical and editorial talent.

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News in Brief: Eastern Edge’s New Executive Director, Toronto and Ottawa Art Awards, Curatorial Prize Winner Announced

This week, the St. John’s artist-run centre Eastern Edge announced staffing changes, and municipal awards were distributed in Toronto and Ottawa.

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Canadian Oil Sands Waste Targeted in American Exhibition

On the Southeast Side of Chicago, an Alberta oil sands byproduct has wreaked environmental havoc. Artists, and an art museum, are responding.

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News in Brief: Black Lives Matter Photos Vandalized, Bob Rennie at the National Gallery, Award Wins & More

When photographer Jalani Morgan found that three of his large vinyl prints were torn open, he stitched them with red thread and kept them on display.

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