Join Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada, Marc Mayer, for an unprecedented opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight into what lies ahead for the Gallery as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. A passionate advocate of Canadian art, he will share recent Gallery acquisitions, milestones and accomplishments – as well as what excites him most about future projects.
Note: A separate French presentation, Regards sur l’avenir au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, will be offered on Wednesday 15 February 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in the Lecture Hall.
Marc Mayer is Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada. Prior to his appointment in 2008, Mayer served as director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2004–2008) and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto (1998–2001), as well as deputy director at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City (2001–2004) and curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo (1994–1998). In Paris, he was Head of Visual Arts with the Cultural Services of the Canadian Embassy and a correspondent for the New York periodical Rizzoli’s The Journal of Art (1990–1993). His career began in 1986, when he was named Assistant to the Director and later, Assistant Director, of the 49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art in New York (1986–1990).