Anne Whitelaw, University of Alberta

Art and Design Associate Professor Edmonton, Alberta whitelaw@ualberta.ca Office: (780) 492-7597

Bio/Research

Anne teaches the history of twentieth-century visual culture in Canada, theories of museums and exhibitions, and the history of advertising. Her research emerges from a cultural studies framework and focuses on an analysis of the intersections of art historiography and cultural institutions in Ca...

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Bio/Research

Anne teaches the history of twentieth-century visual culture in Canada, theories of museums and exhibitions, and the history of advertising. Her research emerges from a cultural studies framework and focuses on an analysis of the intersections of art historiography and cultural institutions in Canada and elsewhere. In particular, she is interested in practices of exhibition and collecting as a means of understanding the formation of nationhood and the constitution of taste cultures. Anne has published widely on the display of Canadian art at the National Gallery of Canada, on the writing of art historian John Russell Harper, and on the integration of Aboriginal art into the permanent displays of national museums. She is co-editor of a reader on the history of twentieth-century visual art in Canada for Oxford University Press and is currently writing a book on the collecting practices of Canadian museums.

Research: Cultural institutions in Canada and popular discourses of art history in Canada and the United States.



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