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Art Toronto
October 26 – 29 , 2023
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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Sarah Milroy
Chief Curator at McMichael Canadian Art Collection


Milroy joined the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in September 2018 as Chief Curator. Previously she was Chief Art Critic for the Globe and Mail from 2001 to 2011 and, from 1991 to 1996, editor and publisher of Canadian Art. In recent years, she has worked with Ian Dejardin on ground-breaking exhibitions of Emily Carr (From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia, 2014), David Milne (David Milne: Modern Painting, 2018) and L.L. FitzGerald (Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, 2019), and has just opened her survey exhibition Early Days: Indigenous Art at the McMichael. Over the years, Milroy has also contributed to scholarly publications on Gathie Falk, Mary Pratt, Greg Curnoe, Micah Lexier and Jack Chambers and writes frequently on Inuit and Indigenous art in Canada. Her forthcoming exhibition and publication for the McMichael, Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment, is highly anticipated in summer 2021. Milroy is a Member of the Canada Committee of Human Rights Watch and a board member of the Art Canada Institute. She lives in Toronto with her husband Tom.

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  • In Conversation