The Power Plant

Art Talk: Art Collectors in Conversation with Aaron Milrad

Tue Jul 06 – Mon Jul 12 2021

6:30 AM – 2:00 PM



 Aaron M. Milrad

Art Collectors in Conversation
Collecting precious objects is a human urge dating back to the ancients in Babylonia, Egypt, China, India, Mesoamerica, Greece and Rome. But what compels people to collect art? How do they decide what to collect? And once they possess it, what do they do with it? This lively trio of conversations featured Josh Heuman, The Power Plant's Curator of Education & Public Programs, with three different collectors of contemporary art:

Join us between Friday July 2 and Monday July 12, 2021 for a conversation with Aaron Milrad.

Aaron M. Milrad is counsel to Dentons Canada LLP, a global law firm, headquartered in Toronto. At Dentons he provides specialized legal and business advice to clients nationally and internationally who are involved in the arts, media and copyright industries. Mr. Milrad has written and lectured widely on copyright law, art law, publishing and media law.

He was Chair of the Board of the Museum Trustee Association of North America until 2010, a continuing member of the Board of Trustees of The International Foundation for Art Research in New York, the International Board of the Tel Aviv Museum, a member of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum, former Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and its American Foundation and a founding director of the Tate Canadian Foundation, former trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Chair of the Acquisition Committee and was a member of the Photography Committee of the Art Gallery of Ontario (“AGO”) former chair of the Koffler Centre for the Arts in Toronto, former VP of the Board of the McMurtry Gardens of Justice Inc. in Toronto and a board member of AXA Art Americas Insurance Corporation for the past many years.

This series, co-presented by the Toronto Outdoor/Online Art Fair and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, is the 'next step' after a successful 2020 program, How Art Collecting Works -- featuring ​David Mirvish, Producer, Mirvish Productions, and Neil Brochu, Supervisor, Collections & Outreach for City of Toronto, Museums & Heritage Services -- archived HERE.