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Call of the Wild

by (author) Tom Smart, Joan Murray & Terry Graff

Museum London
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
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    Sep 2010
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Tom Smart is the Executive Director and CEO of the McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, and the President of the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation. For seven years he was Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he developed an ambitious international exhibition program, and at the same time, he was appointed a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. He served as Acting Director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 1997 until 1999 and was Curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton from 1989 to 1997. Smart is the author of nine books and catalogues. His most recent book is the critically acclaimed Alex Colville: Return, which moved criticism of Colville's works to a new intellectual level. His 1995 book The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light won the Atlantic Provinces Booksellers Association Booksellers Choice Award, the Studio Magazine Award of Merit, and the Printing Industries of America Award of Merit. It was included in Great Canadian Books of the Century.

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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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En plus d'être un artiste, un auteur et un éducateur de grand talent, Terry Graff compet parmi les conservateurs et les administrateurs du domaine artistique les plus renommés du Canada. Avant d'occuper ses fonctions actuelles de directeur général et conservateur en chef de la Galerie d'art Beaverbrook de Fredericton au Nouveau-Brunswick, il était directeur général de la tr#&232;s renommeée Mendel Art Gallery de Saskatoon. Il a occupé le poste de directeur et conservateur en chef de deux institutions canadiennes — le Rodman Hall Art Centre de St. Catharines (Ontario) ainsi que le Musée d'art du Centre de la Confédération de Charlottetown (Île-du-Prince-Édouard) — et celui de conservateur-éducateur à l'Art Gallery of Windsor (Ontario). Auteur de nombreuses publications et conservateur chargé de plus de 150 expositions, Terry Graff possède une vision créative et une expertise des arts visuels qui ont laissé une empreinte indélébile sur chacun des musées et des galeries où il a travaillé.

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