Robert (Bob) McKaskell (1943 - 2020)
It is with sadness that we announce our good friend and the independent curator and writer, Bob McKaskell died on June 30, 2020, from cancer. McKaskell taught Contemporary Art History for many years at Western University. He was a huge supporter of both Canadian and international artists and had a commitment to challenging art practices including conceptual art, performance works and independent artists' projects.
While in London, McKaskell was involved in programming at The Embassy Cultural House, the Forest City Gallery, Museum London and the McIntosh Gallery. He also worked at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary where he built strong friendships and made contributions to the arts community across Canada. There are so many fond memories of Bob - especially close to our hearts is the survey exhibition he curated Embassy Cultural House - 1983 - 1990 at Museum London in 2012.