Maxwell L. Anderson joined the Art Gallery of Ontario as its fourth
director in September 1995. During his tenure the AGO has significantly
increased its collections of contemporary, European, and Canadian art,
expanded its public hours, exhibition schedule, and programming, and
dropped its required admission fee in favour of a "pay-what-you-can"
policy. It has also created a New Media Centre which oversees both the
Gallery's own website (www.AGO.net) and the Art Museum Network (www.AMN.org),
the official Internet address for North America's leading art museums.
Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Anderson directed the Michael
C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (1987-1995).
During his tenure at the Carlos, the museum completed a $10 million
expansion by Michael Graves, doubled its art collections to more than
15,000 works, and organized numerous international exhibitions. Mr.
Anderson previously spent six years as Assistant Curator of Greek
and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1981-1987). He has
taught at Princeton University (Visiting Lecturer, Department of Art
& Archaeology, 1995) and the UniversitÓ di Roma (Visiting Professor,
Maxwell Anderson, 41, was born and raised in New York City. He is
a graduate of Dartmouth College and received a Ph.D. in fine arts
from Harvard University in 1981.
Mr. Anderson has lectured and published on Roman art, international
art law, and interactive technology, and is the author of the introduction
to "The Wired Museum" (Washington, D.C., American Association of Museums,
1997). He is a past trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors,
Liaison for Information Technology for the Association of Art Museum
Directors, sits on the Advisory Committee of the Getty Information
Institute, and is a Trustee of The American Federation of Arts. He
was decorated as a Commendatore, or Commander of the Presidential
Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, in 1990.
Maxwell will present the Opening
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