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Collector’s Talk

with Dr. Kenneth Montague
The Baker Museum Exhibition Lecture

Ubben Signature Event Space

Photo: Wade Hudson
Jul 20, 3:00pm
Ubben Signature Event Space 3:00pm
 
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The Baker Museum presents
Dr. Kenneth Montague
Collector’s Talk


Dr. Kenneth Montague, art collector

Learn more about the art and artists of As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic from Dr. Kenneth Montague, the collector behind the exhibition. Montague is a Toronto-based dentist, art collector and founding director of Wedge Curatorial Projects, a nonprofit arts organization. In this collector’s talk, he will discuss his philosophy as an art collector and the personal significance that the exhibition’s title holds for him.

This presentation is part of the exhibition As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic.

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Kenneth Montague

Kenneth Montague


Dr. Kenneth Montague is a Toronto-based dentist, art collector and founding director of Wedge Curatorial Projects, a nonprofit arts organization. Since 1997, Montague has been promoting both emerging and established artists via exhibitions, lectures and workshops. His focus is African Canadian and diasporic art, which he also showcases in his privately owned Wedge Collection.

Montague has served on the African Art Acquisition Committee at Tate Modern as well as the Photography Curatorial Committee at the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is currently an AGO trustee and an advisor to their Department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora. He is also a trustee of the Aperture Foundation, and a member of the jury for the Scotiabank Photography Award, Canada’s largest photography prize. Montague is a frequent panelist at international art symposiums, including the Bamako Encounters/Biennial of Contemporary African Photography and Black Visualities, Lisbon. He has also been invited to lecture on contemporary art at the National Gallery of Canada; the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among other institutions. His curatorial projects include Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection and Position As Desired: Exploring African Canadian Identity. In 2021, the Aperture Foundation published the award-winning title As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic, a celebration of works from his Wedge Collection. An associated exhibition is currently touring North America.

For his efforts in supporting the arts and his mentoring of emerging creatives, Montague received an honorary doctorate from OCAD University, Toronto (2016).

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