Mimi Fullerton AGO-UofT Art History Fellowship

January 10, 2023 by Nicholas Westbridge

Spring/Summer 2023

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), is organizing a major exhibition and research project on Joyce Wieland to open in Fall 2024. It will be the first major solo exhibition of Wieland’s work in over 35 years. One of Canada’s most influential artists, Wieland is known for her abstract paintings, experimental films and textile and plastic works. Wieland was a prominent and influential figure in the Canadian art scene since the 1960s. This exhibition will offer a comprehensive review of Wieland’s career and will present new scholarship.

In partnership with the University of Toronto’s Art History department and with the generous support of Mimi Fullerton, the AGO is offering a short-term research fellowship to support the Wieland project.

About the Mimi Fullerton AGO-UofT Art History Fellowship
Under the supervision of Georgiana Uhlyarik, AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, this position will assist in the research for and preparation of the Joyce Wieland exhibition organized by the AGO and the MMFA.

Working closely with curators and collaborating with colleagues across the museum, the fellowship work will include the following key responsibilities:

  • assist with the development, updating and maintaining of a comprehensive list of works with special focus on critical series in Wieland’s practice

  • assist in locating works in private, corporate and public collections

  • assist in the coordination of the Wieland Study Days at the AGO

  • assist in researching individual objects

  • initiate, update and maintain a bibliography and research materials

Relevant Skills
The Mimi Fullerton AGO-UofT Art History Fellowship is open to enrolled students and recent graduates of the University of Toronto’s Art History Department. The following qualifications are considered an asset:

  • specialty in Canadian Art

  • expertise in an area related to Joyce Wieland, such as feminism, textiles, experimental film, Canadian history and political science, Toronto art community

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills; experience in writing for multiple purposes and broad audiences

  • Related art museum experience

  • Well-developed organizational, interpersonal and public relations skills

  • Familiarity with collection database programs and database standards

  • French language proficiency an asset


  • The Fellow will receive a CAD $5,000 stipend for the 3-month placement

Application materials

  • Maximum Two-page cover letter:
    • Please describe your interest in a curatorial career in general, this positionin particular, and how your experience to date will support you in this role
  • Curriculum vitae

  • Copy of a published paper or recent writing sample

  • Two confidential letters of recommendation

This fellowship will take place on-site at the AGO with an expected start date beginning around late April/early May 2023.

Apply in writing to Georgiana.Uhlyarik@ago.ca with Mimi Fullerton AGO-UofT Art History Fellowship in subject line by February 21, 2023.

About the AGO
At the AGO, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace dedicated to hiring individuals who reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage all interested candidates to apply for this new and exciting opportunity, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field, including candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, women, and people with disabilities. If you require accommodations at any point in the hiring process, please let us know and we will be happy to provide them.

As one of North America’s leading art museums, the AGO welcomes close to 1 million visitors annually and is deeply committed to making art and lifelong learning accessible to everyone. Our ambitious vision is to lead global conversations from Toronto through extraordinary collections, exhibitions and programs, and by reflecting the people who live here.