The AGNS Permanent Collection: Selected Works

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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2002 - Art - 191 pages
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This book begins with an introduction charting the history of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from its beginnings as a dispersed collection held under the name of the Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts to the present Gallery housed in a historic building. The main section presents photographs of 134 key works in the Gallery's collection along with essays about the art & artists. The works are arranged under the following categories: Canadian historical painting, contemporary art, First Nations & Inuit art, folk art, ceramics, historical prints & drawings, and international painting & sculpture. Includes index of artists.

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Bernard Riordon, O.C., etait directeur general de la Galerie d'art Beaverbrook de 2002 jusqu'au debut de 2013 et en est maintenant le directeur emerite. Il a amorce sa carri#&232;re au musee d'art de l'Universite Saint Mary's de Halifax (Nouvelle-Ecosse) puis, en 1973, il est nomme conservateur de la Centennial Art Gallery du Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts, situee dans un lieu inusite une poudriere de la citadelle de Halifax. En 1975, il devient le premier directeur de l'Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Il occupe ce poste durant 30 ans, au cours desquels il etablit le musee satellite Yarmouth (Nouvelle-Ecosse). Bernard Riordon est l'auteur de "Nova Scotia Folk Art: Canada's Cultural Heritage" et de "Joe Norris: Painted Visions of Nova Scotia".

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