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SPUR 2014: On Galleries

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What is the role of an art gallery? Should it show its city’s art to the world, or present art from around the world to its city? Should it serve as a community-gathering place, or a protected environment in which to experience “high art”?Amidst the recent wave of major renovations to some of North America’s biggest galleries, Vancouver faces these questions as it tackles the Vancouver Art Gallery’s upcoming transformation and revitalization. The panel includes curator Grant Arnold, urban designer and former Vancouver Chief Planner Brent Toderian, critic Trevor Boddy, director of the Vancouver Public Spaces Network Andrew Pask, and Globe and Mail Western arts correspondent Marsha Lederman.
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