Archive for the canadian art news Tag

Toronto Dealer Mira Godard Dies

This just in… Toronto art dealer Mira Godard has died. Until recently, no one had reported it, but now you can read more on BlogTO HERE and at the Globe and Mail HERE. Mira Godard. Image: torontolife.com From the Art Dealers Association press release: Her contribution to creating an art scene and art market in Canada cannot be underoverstated. The
Read more…

Fairy Godmother of the Arts Dies

From this morning’s Ottawa Citizen, we learn that Shirley Thomson, the former director of the National Gallery of Canada, has died. Jana Sterbak, Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic, 1987. Image: makefive.com Thompson is known for her staunch defence of the gallery’s decision to purchase Barnett Newman’s Voice of Fire for $1.8 million in 1988. You can’t help but
Read more…

Vancouver 2010: Promoting Canadian Art Online

Organized as part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics cultural mandate, CODE is a program of art, music, film and Canadian culture that is available online as a website where audiences can interact and take part. The CODE Screen website, with a nice piece by Aganetha Dyck. Image courtesy CODE Screen 2010/Peter Dyck. It’s a great way of bringing Canada’s culture
Read more…