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Confessions of a Curator

Adventures in Canadian Art

by (author) Joan Murray

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1996
Canadian, Contemporary (1945-), General
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In this witty and compelling defence of the art field itself, Joan Murray, one of the country’s most outspoken art historians, discusses the great figures of Canadian art and the rise of our national are in institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario.

About the author

Joan Murray, an independent curator and art historian, is considered one of the most accessible of Canadian art writers and has studied and exhibited Tom Thomson for four decades. Since the late 1960s, she has been a curator of several institutions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, and director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa (1974-99) and the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery in Kleinburg (2005-6). Murray was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1992 and has been honoured with the Senior Award from the Association of Cultural Executives, the Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Order of Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario

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Editorial Reviews

Confessions is an innovative exploration of Canadian art and culture, as well as being an intriguing personal memoir that conveys both charm and depth.

Canadian Book Review Annual

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