Toronto's Bontanical Garden to Grow from Four to 35 Acres
The Toronto City Council has approved a master plan to expand Toronto's bontaical garden from four to 35 acres. The master plan was created through a joint effort by local dseign firm Forrec, W. Gary Smith, Landscape Architect, and Lord Cultural Resources.
While the City of Toronto will retain ownership of the 35-acre site, Toronto Bontanical Garden will take the lead in the detailed design and in fundraising, and both parties are committed to maintaining free access for the public.Read More
With Chagall headed for auction, National Gallery vies with two Quebec museums to buy David painting
The National Gallery is selling a Marc Chagall painting at a New York auction for millions of dollars so it can buy the 239-year-old Jacques-Louis David piece and prevent it from leaving Canada more than a century after it arrived.Read More
An Insider’s Guide to the Busiest 10 Days of the Dallas Art World
With Aries season comes the most populated stretch of the arts calendar in Dallas. The next 10 days of the city-christened Dallas Arts Month include the Dallas Art Fair, a slew of gallery openings, numerous pop-ups, galas, and parties.Read More
Soft Power Destinations Awards
Theatre Dance Opera (TAPA) promoted the Soft Power Destinations Awards submissions on their website. "The Soft Power Destinations Awards recognize soft power best practices in cultural destinations." - TAPARead More
Plan to move NSCAD, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to waterfront 'cultural hub'
A new "cultural hub" the provincial government says will help make Nova Scotia a "world leader in visual arts" is in the works for Halifax's waterfront.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and NSCAD University will both be moved from their current downtown Halifax locations to a new facility.
The project was announced Wednesday. A tender will be issued in the coming weeks to develop a detailed proposal that will consider where exactly the cultural hub should be located, how much it will cost, and look at issues like parking, according to Culture Minister Leo Glavine.Read More
Brampton seeking public input for culture master plan
The City of Brampton is looking for ideas on how to shape its first culture master plan.
Local planners have embarked on drafting a new strategy for the delivery of municipal cultural services and investments over the next 10 years.Read More
Food is the new battlefield among museums, and Singapore has set the bar
Modern museumgoers have increasingly high expectations when it comes to the quality and inventiveness of food available to them at cultural institutions. As Gail Lord describes, “we are certainly living in a foodie age when people snap photos of food with the same enthusiasm they do for the Mona Lisa”. While the National Gallery Singapore is indeed setting a competitve standard with Michelin-quality dining on-site, Gail notes examples of museums from the 1980s onward which are integrating food into visitor experience.Read More