Audain endows National Gallery post to bring first-nations art to forefront (The Globe and Mail)

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Audain endows National Gallery post to bring first-nations art to forefront

MARSHA LEDERMAN
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
December 12, 2007 at 4:46 AM EST

VANCOUVER — A $2-million donation by Vancouver philanthropist Michael Audain to endow an Indigenous Art Curatorial Chair at the National Gallery of Canada was motivated by his desire to see indigenous artists’ work in mainstream settings – and not just in galleries specializing in aboriginal art. “I think it acknowledges that they’re amongst the most illustrious artists in the country and they deserve to be judged and to be enjoyed in those environments,” he said.

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