Sun Aug 14 2016
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Power Plant
Roald Nasgaard with Claude Tousignant's Chromatic Accelerator (1968). Photo: Courtesy Aaron Harris
Roald Nasgaard is Professor Emeritus of Art History and former chair of the Department of Art at Florida State University. In 2013, he was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada. Nasgaard served as Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario (1978-1993) where he oversaw many projects including the seminal 1984 exhibition and book The Mystic North. In 2007 he published Abstract Painting in Canada: A History, a comprehensive study of pioneering artists from the 1920s through early twenty-first century. Nasgaard will discuss Franz Erhard Walther’s exhibition Call to Action.