18 April 2013

On 25 April 2013, Sara Angel, a 2012 Trudeau Scholar, will moderate the Canadian Journalism Foundation and BMO Financial Group J-Talk "The Walking Dead: Do Traditional Art Critics Have a Future?"

The talk will feature Ben Brantley, chief theatre critic at The New York Times; Robert Cushman, theatre arts critic at The National Post; and Peter Schjeldahl, arts critic at The New Yorker.

This discussion will explore the Internet's impact on art criticism, and what it means for the arts and its audiences. With armchair art and theatre critics proliferating online, media cutbacks reducing the number of those who critique for a living, and celebrity news trumping cultural coverage, is the relevance of the traditional art and theatre critic less−or greater−than it once was?...

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Sara Angel will also debate in The Fourth Annual Walrus National Gallery Debate entitled "Does Canadian culture still need protecting?", on Tuesday, 7 May 2013.

The event will be a lively public debate about culture, patriotism, and Canada's place in the world. Debaters also include Governor General's Literary Award winner Charles Foran, Author and critic Randy Boyagoda. Peter Simpson, arts editor and writer for the Ottawa Citizen, will moderate this lively debate, and will be joined by provocateurs including National Gallery of Canada director and CEO, Marc Mayer.

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Sara Angel

She is examining how Nazi-era restitution can shape a more enlightened approach to museum displays of visual culture and a more equitable approach to the discipline of art history

2012 Scholars