Cassandra Getty began her curatorial work in the mid-1990s in Ontario and British Columbia. Over the last two decades she has worked in public museums in Windsor and London, Ontario. At the Art Gallery Windsor she served as Curator of Historical Art and the Collections and Collections Manager. In that time she was an integral part of the growth of AGW’s permanent collection, and toured exhibitions across Canada, and in the United States and Japan. In February 2010, Getty joined Museum London as Curator of Art. She has organized numerous exhibitions, including Kathleen Munn and Lowrie Warrener: The Logic of Nature, the Romance of Space (2008), Arthur Heming: Chronicler of the North (2012), Myfanwy MacLeod, Or, There and Back Again (2013), L.O. Today (2013), Kim Adams: One for the Road(2013), Kim Ondaatje (2014), Robert Fones: Signs | Forms| Narratives (2017), and BGL: Spectacle + Problems (2018). She has developed more than 20 catalogues, and over the last decade her projects have earned four OAAG Awards.
Getty holds a BFA from the University of Windsor’s School of Visual Arts, and an MA in the History of Art from the University of Victoria. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts Department at Western University.
Kim Moodie: All But Not, (2011). Museum London exhibition catalogue for touring show, featuring and essay by Cassandra Getty and responses by Robert Enright, Gavin Foster, Ihor Holubizky, Micah Lexier, Daniel Li, Adrian Norvid, Sophia Moodie, Ed Pien, Amy Spence, Jeannie Thib, Jane Urquhart, and Christine Walde.
Exhibition catalogue of Museum London touring exhibition on the life and career of well-known, eccentric historical artist, author, and illustrator, Arthur Heming: Chronicler of the North (2012). Features scholarly essays by Arlene Gehmacher, Cassandra Getty, Jaleen Grove, Candice Hopkins, and James Stone.
Imaging Disaster 2013 Museum London exhibition catalogue, with texts by co-curators Adam Lauder and Cassandra Getty. Features historical Canadian and contemporary artworks, including by Joseph Légaré, Carol Condé and Karl Beveridge, Ed Burtynsky, Iain Baxter&, Daniel Hutchinson, Martin Golland, and Kelly Richardson.
The Logic of Nature, the Romance of Space: Elements of Modernist Canadian Painting, Art Gallery of Windsor and Robery McLaughlin gallery catalogue (for two exhibitions, on Kathleen Munn/Lowrie Warrener, and Bertram Brooker). Texts by Lisa Daniels, Cassandra Getty, Adam Lauder, Sarah Stanners, and Georgiana Uhlyarik.