Traffic Exhibit Wins Museum Award

Traffic: Concentual Art in Canada 1965-980Image

The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery‘s travelling exhibit Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 won a Canadian Museums Association  award for Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions.

Curated by Grant Arnold, Catherine Crowston, Barbara Fischer, Michèle Thériault with Vincent Bonin, and Jayne Wark, the exhibition was organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery, in partnership with the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Concordia University) and Halifax, INK.

Traffic was presented at the University of Toronto Art Galleries in 2010 and travelled to The Dalhousie Art Gallery, MSVU Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery and Vancouver Art Gallery in 2011-12.

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