After an international search, the Maclaren Art Centre has chosen a new Executive Director to lead the gallery into 2021 and beyond.
The former Executive Director of Heritage Toronto, Karen Carter brings with her a wealth of knowledge from years of experience. She is the founding Executive Director of Myseum of Toronto, Co-Founder and Director of Black Artists’ Network and Dialogue, and the Founder and Creative Director of C-Art a Caribbean Art Fair.
“Karen is an exemplary arts executive whose transformational leadership with C-Art Caribbean Art Fair, BAND, Myseum and Heritage Toronto reflects her commitment to community building, innovative programming and artistic excellence. We expect Karen to play a transformative role at the MacLaren Art Centre at a pivotal moment in our history, and we look forward with great enthusiasm to working with her in this role,” says MacLaren Board President Michael MacMillan.
“I am so excited to be joining the team at MacLaren Art Centre. The MacLaren has a solid reputation as one of the best regional museums in the country. I am excited for the opportunity to bring my community-centred approach to the museum at this time in the organization’s history,” says Karen on her appointment.
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