Critical Dialogue Lecture Series Presents:
ROALD NASGAARD – Monday, March 23rd, 2009
11:00am, Auditorium Room B04
Roald Nasgaard (MA, UBC; PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU), Professor of Art History, past-Chair of the Art Department at Florida State University, had, before returning to academia, a long distinguished museum career. From 1975 to 1993 he served successively as Curator of Contemporary Art and Chief Curator at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Among the many exhibitions he has curated are Structures for Behaviour: New Sculptures by Robert Morris, David Rabinowich, Richard Serra and George Trakas (1978); The Mystic North: Symbolist Landscape Painting in Northern Europe and North America, 1890-1940 (1984); Gerhard Richter: Paintings (1988); and Pleasures of Sight and States of Being: Radical Abstract Painting Since 1990 (2001). His comprehensive book, Abstract Painting in Canada, was published in 2007. Among his current projects is the exhibition, The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960, which will open at the Varley Gallery, Markham, Ontario in October 2009, and at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY in March 2010.