STEPHEN D. BORYS is the Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and one of the country’s largest. Under his leadership, the WAG has expanded and strengthened its role and profile in the community, as well as in the cultural and museum landscape in Canada and abroad. At the core of his directorship is the goal of advancing a meaningful dialogue with the public, and creating a welcoming forum where art and artmaking is at the forefront with all audiences.
Dr. Borys is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches in the History and Cultural Studies departments. He was previously chief curator at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, and held teaching posts at Florida State University and New College. Prior to that, he was curator and lecturer at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, a curator in European Art at the National Gallery of Canada, and a research associate at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He holds an Executive MBA, a PhD in Art History from McGill University, an MA from the University of Toronto, and a BA Honours from the University of Winnipeg. He is past president of the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization and is a board trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors.