Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 481 7 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 When the Edmonton Museum of Arts opened in 1924 it was only the second art gallery in Canada west of Toronto. Spaces and Places for Art tells the story of the financial and ideological struggles that community groups and artist societies in booming frontier cities and towns faced in establishing spaces for the cultivation of artistic taste. Mapping the development of art institutions in western Canada from the founding of the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1912 to the 1990s heyday of art museums in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, Anne Whitelaw provides a glimpse into the production, circula- tion, and consumption of art in Canada through- out the twentieth century. Initially dependent on paintings loaned from the National Gallery of Canada, art galleries across the western part of the country gradually built their own collections and exhibitions and formed organizations that made them less reliant on institutions and government agencies in Ottawa. Tracing the impact of major national arts initiatives such as the Massey Com- mission, the funding programs of the Canada Council, and the policies of the National Museums Corporation, Whitelaw sheds light on the complex relationships between western Canada and Ottawa surrounding art. Building on extensive archival research and in- depth analysis of government involvement, Spaces and Places for Art is an invaluable explanation of the roles of cultural institutions and cultural policy in the emergence of artistic practice in Canada. “Spaces and Places for Art is a fascinating read. I recommend it to anyone interested in the develop- ment of museums and galleries and the evolution of cultural policy in Canada.” Joyce Zemans, York University Anne Whitelaw is associate professor of art history at Concordia University. A R T H I S T O R Y • M U S E U M S T U D I E S Spaces and Places for Art Making Art Institutions in Western Canada, 1912–1990 anne whitelaw A pioneering study of art museums in western Canada and their relationship to federal cultural institutions. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History April 2017 978-0-7735-5032-2 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £34.00 paper 978-0-7735-5031-5 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6.5 x 9.25 304pp 59 photos eBook available