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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
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Art Gallery of Alberta Collaborates with National Gallery of Canada

It’s kind of interesting that the new Art Gallery of Alberta, which is slated to open on January 31st, will be collaborating with the National Gallery of Canada to bring works from the NGC to Alberta audiences. Goya Disasters of War, 1810 – 20. Image: tate.org.uk It’s a great idea that bridges the Canadian geographic gap nicely and brings excellent
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Restoring Art: Veronese’s Petrobelli Altarpiece

Paolo Veronese and the Petrobelli Altarpiece 29 MAY – 7 SEPTEMBER 2009 The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Paolo Veronese, The Petrobelli Altarpiece (reconstruction). Image: churchtimes.co.uk If you’ve ever wondered about how paintings are restored, there’s a great video on the National Gallery of Canada website where Stephen Gritt, Chief Conservator explains the history of Veronese’s The Dead Christ Supported
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News: Marc Mayer is New Director of the National Gallery of Canada

The search for a new Director and CEO is over. The National Gallery of Canada is proud to announce that Marc Mayer, current Director of the Musée d’art contemporain in Montreal, has been named Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada. New National Gallery director Marc Mayer. Image: gallery.ca Born in Sudbury, Ontario Marc Mayer earned a degree
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