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1. NEW DIRECTOR AT THE WAG, WINNIPEG:

Dr. Stephen Borys has been appointed as the Director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.


The Winnipeg Art Gallery – Dr. Borys’ new home. Image: glasssteelandstone.com

Dr. Borys comes to Winnipeg from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida where he held the position of Ulla R. Searing Curator of Collections. The Ringling is ranked among the top twenty museums in the United States, and is the largest university art museum through its association with Florida State University. As Chief Curator at the Ringling, Dr. Borys oversaw the art collections and exhibition programs of the Museum of Art and Ca d’Zan Mansion. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at Florida State University, and is a Research Scholar at New College in Sarasota.

“As the WAG approaches its centenary, I cannot think of a more exciting time to lead this distinguished institution and join an outstanding team of museum professionals,” says Stephen Borys. “It is also a privilege to return to the city where I was raised and support the cultural life of Winnipeg and the Gallery’s place across North America and abroad.”

2. NEW DEAN OF ART AT OCAD, TORONTO:

The Ontario College of Art & Design today announced the appointment of James S. Moy as Dean of its Faculty of Art.


Dr. James Moy. Image: unm.edu

“James Moy is an internationally accomplished researcher, teacher, writer and painter whose artistic and academic reputation precede him. His decision to join OCAD speaks volumes about our university’s increasing profile on the global stage,” said OCAD President Sara Diamond. “I can’t wait to welcome him to his new home here in Toronto.”

With a multidisciplinary background including training as a studio painter, work as a photographer and writer, Moy previously served as Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Drama at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Moy holds a PhD in Theatre History and Playwriting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and MA and BA degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

3. ETS ART SHIPPING GOES DOWN:

ETS is a company that shipped artwork and artifacts between public Canadian galleries and museums at a reduced rate, making the sharing of exhibitions around the country more affordable for the institutions who used it.

ETS went out of business yesterday. What does that mean for traveling art exhibitions in Canada?


Will this mean Fedex for Canadian art institutions? Image: mgcpuzzles.com

“We bring in two to four shows from elsewhere in Canada every year, and the price of moving those shows around is going to double,” Williams said. “That means we’re faced with having fewer shows here.

Read the full National Post article HERE.

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