About the Curator Tom Smart

Tom SmartTom Smart is the Executive Director and CEO of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Previously, he was Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University. His curatorial and gallery-management career also includes service as Acting Director and Chief Curator of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and Curator/Manager of the Samuel E. Weir Collection and Library of Art near Niagara-on-the-Lake. He is the author of numerous books on Canadian art, including Alex Colville: Return and The Art of Mary Pratt: The Substance of Light.