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Stephen Borys

Stephen Borys Title: Director and CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Phone: 204.789.0510
Office: Winnipeg Art Gallery (Directorate)
Building: WAG
Email: s.borys@uwinnipeg.ca


STEPHEN D. BORYS is the Director and CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) and Qaumajuq in Winnipeg, Canada, and holds an adjunct professorship at the University of Winnipeg in the History department. Under his leadership, the WAG has expanded its role and purpose in the community, as well as in the cultural and museum landscape nationally and globally, with particular attention to the Indigenization and decolonization of the institution.  Dr. Borys was previously chief curator at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, at which time he held teaching posts at Florida State University and New College. Prior to Sarasota, he was senior curator and lecturer at the Allen Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio; and before Oberlin, he was assistant curator of European & American Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and a curatorial assistant at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. Dr. Borys holds an Executive MBA, a PhD in Art and Architectural History from McGill University, a MA in Art History from the University of Toronto, and a BA Honours in History from the University of Winnipeg. He has organized numerous exhibitions, written accompanying catalogues and scholarly articles, lectured across North America and internationally, and is the recipient of several research and exhibition grants. Dr. Borys is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, and was awarded the Order of Manitoba in 2020, and the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum and Diamond Jubilee Medals in 2022 and 2012. He is a past board member of the Canadian Museums Association, Association of Art Museum Directors, and the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization.