Critical Assessment of the Vancouver Art Gallery The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) was founded in 1931, and, according to its website, was primarily focussed at that time on the acquisition and curation of “few Canadian works and a strong emphasis on British historical painting.” It has since, in its own estimation, moved towards the preservation of Canadian and local British Columbian works. It is this essay’s thesis, however, that the institution’s framework for artistic support and exhibition serves to represent the social content of shifting values in the Vancouver area in particular, most notably a colonial ownership of First Nations and native-adjacent artistic endeavours. The social context of museum work is strongly linked to the...The end:
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