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The representation of first nations art at the art gallery of ontario

Nakamura, Naohiro (2012) The representation of first nations art at the art gallery of ontario. International Journal of Canadian Studies, 45-46 . pp. 417-440. ISSN 1180-3991

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Canadian art galleries have long been criticized for their poor inclusion of First Nations art, especially historical works. In November 2008, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) opened new Canadian art gallery halls, with 2,000 new acquisitions donated by Ken Thomson. The AGO hired Gerald McMaster as its first Aboriginal curator of the AGO’s Canadian art department, who has tried to make historical First Nations art a key element of the story of Canadian art. This article reviews several historical events and the politics and discourse of the representation of First Nations art at the AGO, to examine the success of this new venture, especially in terms of its appeal to the general public.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1001 Canada (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
Depositing User: Naohiro Nakamura
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2014 04:24
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2017 21:22

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