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Concern Rises Regarding Banff Centre Layoffs, Visual Arts Cutbacks

Concern Rises Regarding Banff Centre Layoffs, Visual Arts Cutbacks

An open letter that started circulating this week, and signed by several prominent artists and curators, calls for centre leadership to shift priorities

News Roundup: Outcry Grows over Abrupt Removal of NSCAD President

News Roundup: Outcry Grows over Abrupt Removal of NSCAD President

OCAD University Faculty Association among latest to condemn the move. Plus: ethical questions about skyrocketing auction sales for Matthew Wong’s work

John G. Hampton Appointed Interim Director and CEO of Mackenzie Art Gallery

John G. Hampton Appointed Interim Director and CEO of Mackenzie Art Gallery

He will be the first Indigenous director and CEO of a major Canadian art institution—even on an interim basis—and one of his projects is an exhibition on whiteness

News Roundup: CEO Departs Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Controversy Continues

News Roundup: CEO Departs Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Controversy Continues

#cmhrstoplying leads to big change at Canada’s newest national museum. Also: NSCAD president dismissal outcry, a Remai Modern discrimination finding, and more.

News Roundup: Arts Staff and Board Members Resign After Racism and Homophobia Charges Rise

News Roundup: Arts Staff and Board Members Resign After Racism and Homophobia Charges Rise

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Ace Art Inc. and Oakville Galleries all see departures; plus, the 2020 Scotiabank Photography Award winner is announced

Vancouver Art Gallery Appoints New CEO and Director Anthony Kiendl

Vancouver Art Gallery Appoints New CEO and Director Anthony Kiendl

Kiendl, who was most recently executive director and CEO of the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, will begin his tenure in Vancouver in mid-August 2020

News Roundup: Former Staff of Canadian Museum for Human Rights Speak Out on Workplace Racism

News Roundup: Former Staff of Canadian Museum for Human Rights Speak Out on Workplace Racism

Also: Black artists talk representation at Ottawa’s commercial galleries, faculty and students call for anti-racism actions at leading art schools, and the Banff Centre does significant layoffs

NSCAD Announces Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement

NSCAD Announces Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement

Charmaine A. Nelson, formerly a professor of art history at McGill University, will use the funded, seven-year position to develop the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery

News Roundup: Critics Call for Better Anti-Racism Responses from Arts Organizations

News Roundup: Critics Call for Better Anti-Racism Responses from Arts Organizations

Artists and gallery visitors posted critiques of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Gardiner Museum and others, pushing for real change

More Galleries and Museums Reopen—But Will Audiences Follow?

More Galleries and Museums Reopen—But Will Audiences Follow?

Last week, some of Canada’s art museums reopened to the public—but a new survey suggests up to 69 per cent of their audience is delaying a return to these spaces