Kelowna Art Gallery reveals new curator

New curator at art gallery

The Kelowna Art Gallery has announced the appointment of a new curator.

Christine May holds an MA in Art History from Concordia University, Montréal and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Museum Studies from Arizona State University. Originally from Saskatchewan, she has worked in exhibitions management across Canada, including the Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art (Toronto).

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to Christine,” says Nataley Nagy, gallery executive director.

“She brings a background in art history and museum studies as you might expect, along with recent experience, including a key role at the Gardiner Museum. Perhaps most importantly, I know she is enthused about diving in and getting acquainted with the Okanagan’s vibrant art community.”

May’s curatorial interests focus on socially engaged art, interdisciplinary practices in contemporary art, and community art.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the team at the Kelowna Art Gallery in our collective goal of delivering diverse, inclusive, and engaging exhibitions to the public” says May.

“I’m excited to contribute my expertise and vision to the incredible programmes that have already been established and to grow along with the Okanagan community."

May welcomes questions from the public and can be contacted at 250-762-2226 ext 303, or [email protected].

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