Edited by Shannon Stride and Dr. Loren Lerner
Guide to Studying the Visual Arts in Canada is a free, open-source e-publication published by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Canadian Art, Concordia University. The objectives of the guide are: to facilitate study and teaching; to encourage pedagogical innovation and research; to improve learning through the sharing of resources and exchange of information; to increase the availability, accessibility, and use of print and online resources; to provide resources beyond the reach of individual universities, libraries, archives, museums, and resource centres; and to stimulate the improvement of online resources and the production of new resources.
Guide to Studying the Visual Arts in Canada is a snapshot of the field at this moment. The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art plans to update the Guide on a regular cycle, making it a basic tool for seasoned researchers, educators, and curators, as well as students who are curious about the visual arts in Canada, and how they might enrich their interdisciplinary studies.
“This guide is a sure indication of the vital place and great potential of scholarship on Canadian Art and the discipline.” – Tammer El-Sheik, Assistant Professor of Art History at York University
“The Guide confirms that the researching, writing, and growing of Canada’s art histories is neither a singular, nor statis, endeavour. At the same time as the guide acts as a generous, expansive resource for students and scholars alike, it indexes the vibrant network of individuals, initiatives, and institutions that have helped shape the field of Canada’s art histories across vast geographies and time periods, and that will help new generations of scholars reshape the field over years to come.” – Erin Silver, Assistant Professor of Art History and Critical and Curatorial Studies Graduate Advisor at the University of British Columbia
Bringing established and emerging scholars into conversation, the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Canadian Art presents new ideas that are shaping the study of the visual arts in Canada.
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