Yellow Box Gallery at St. Thomas University

On January 25, 2016, St. Thomas University and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery kicked off a new partnership at the Yellow Box Gallery.

St. Thomas University appointed Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s senior curator Jeffrey Spalding to serve concurrently as director of the Yellow Box Gallery, located on the third floor of McCain Hall.

“We are very excited to bring someone as distinguished and productive as Jeffrey Spalding to the team, in his dual role as director of the Yellow Box Gallery and curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery,” said Dr. Martin Kutnowski, director of the Fine Arts department at STU.

“Jeffrey will facilitate a strong exchange between the artists’ exhibits down the hill at the BAG and our students and faculty here on campus. It’s a win-win for everyone, especially the City of Fredericton.”

As the official art gallery of New Brunswick, and one of Canada’s leading art galleries, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s mission is to “bring art and community together in a dynamic cultural environment dedicated to the highest standards in acquisitions, exhibitions, programming, education and stewardship.”

Spalding welcomes the new partnership with STU as a privileged opportunity to bring the two institutions closer together.

“We envisage creating a series of exhibitions to showcase exciting new acquisitions to the Beaverbrook collection while working with students at STU to provide a unique practicum in applied art history and museum studies. We hope that the result will create inspiring exhibitions for the enjoyment of the public, as well as a rewarding opportunity for students.”

Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, author and has served as director at major art museums. He was president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, recipient of the Alberta College of Art and Design Board of Governors Award of Excellence (1992) awarded the Order of Canada (2007), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), Adjunct professor, University of Calgary and Consulting Editor Galleries West Magazine.