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Not to be confused with archaeologist and anthropologist Marc Meyer.

Marc Mayer (born 1956) is a Canadian arts manager and curator, who was named the director of the National Gallery of Canada on December 8, 2008.[1]

Prior to his appointment, he served as director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2004-2008) and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto (1998-2001), as well as deputy director at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City (2001-2004) and curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo (1994-1998).[1]

Mayer was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, where his father Gil worked in advertising sales for local television and radio stations, ran as a Liberal candidate in Nickel Belt in the 1974 federal election, and recorded comedic commentaries for CKSO-TV under the pseudonym "Marcel Mucker".[2] Openly gay[2], he holds a degree in art history from McGill University.[3]


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