Wednesday, May 21, 2008


The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Boutilier to the position of Curator, Canadian Historical Art, effective 5 May. Ms. Boutilier was selected from a high calibre field of candidates for the position.

A specialist in early 20th century Canadian art and collecting practices, Alicia Boutilier holds an MA in Canadian Art History from Carleton University. Over the past decade she has built an impressive research and publishing record that includes exhibitions and catalogues at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Museum London. Most recently she implemented a full review of the Canadian Historical Collection on behalf of the Art Gallery of Ontario, while serving as lead curator for the Canadian Salon and Group of Seven gallery reinstallations and reopening, debuting later this year.

Alicia Boutilier replaces Dorothy M. Farr, who retired earlier this year. “Dorothy’s 25-year record of curatorial achievement has made the Agnes Etherington Art Centre a prime locus nationally for research and exhibition of Canadian art,” said Art Centre Director Janet M. Brooke. “Alicia’s own professional accomplishments demonstrate that she will bring the scholarship, vitality and imagination that will ensure that the Art Centre continues its tradition of leadership in the field of Canadian curatorial work.” The Art Centre is excited to welcome Alicia to the Kingston Arts Community, and looks forward to her contributions.

For further information or interviews with Alicia Boutilier, please contact Matthew Hills at 613-533-2190.


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