May 24, 2018

Sarah Milroy appointed Chief Curator at the McMichael

The ACI Director joins the McMichael leadership team

Art critic, curator and essayist Sarah Milroy has been appointed chief curator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Milroy is also a member of the ACI Board of Directors.


As a champion of Canadian art, Milroy has contributed to more than a dozen books, as well as serving as the chief art critic at The Globe and Mail from 2001 to 2011. Milroy has also co-curated three major international exhibitions on Canadian artists for the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, England: From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia (2014; and the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2015); Vanessa Bell (2016); and David Milne: Modern Painting (2018), which will also travel to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Vancouver Art Gallery.


Read the full statement from the McMichael here.


Watch ACI’s “Art Talk: Sarah Milroy and Gerta Moray on Emily Carr” to hear Milroy’s perspective on this extraordinary artist’s life and work.

Emily Carr, Odds and Ends, 1939, oil on canvas, 67.4 x 109.5 cm, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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