On October 30 at noon, Canadian Art will host an exclusive lunchtime speaking engagement with Michael Audain. As he prepares to launch the Audain Art Museum, the Vancouver-based collector, philanthropist and businessman will be in Toronto to discuss his art collection, his deep connection to the Canadian art community and the evolution of his most important legacy project to date.
|Friday, October 30, 12 to 2 p.m.|
|The Albany Club of Toronto|
|91 King Street East|
Tickets are $125, includes two-course lunch with wine and a short reception.
One of Canada’s most respected art collectors and cultural philanthropists, Michael Audain has donated more than $100 million to artists, institutions and universities in British Columbia. His distinguished trajectory includes an early career as a housing and civil liberties advocate, leadership in business as chairman of Polygon Homes Ltd., one of British Columbia’s leading home builders, and a longstanding supporter of the visual arts. Audain’s private collection includes rare, 19th-century First Nations masks, major contemporary works by artists Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham and Jeff Wall, and the most important private collection of the work of Emily Carr.
The Audain Art Museum will be open to the public in late January 2016.