Sarah Milroy is Chief Curator of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and a champion of the art of Canada, both historic and contemporary. She served as The Globe and Mail’s lead art critic from 2001 to 2011, having started working for The Globe as a freelancer covering visual arts in Vancouver in 1996. Before that, from 1984 to 1996 she worked with Canadian Art magazine, latterly as editor and publisher. During her years at Canadian Art, Milroy contributed regularly to the CBC as a visual arts correspondent.
More recently, Sarah co-curated four major exhibitions in collaboration with McMichael Executive Director, Ian Dejardin, which toured both nationally and internationally: From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia (2015, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Art Gallery of Ontario); Vanessa Bell (2016, Dulwich Picture Gallery); David Milne: Modern Painting (2018, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery and McMichael Canadian Art Collection); and Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (2019, McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Winnipeg Art Gallery).