The National Gallery of Canada Foundation announced the naming of an important contemporary exhibition space at the National Gallery of Canada in honour of Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa of Vancouver, British Columbia. The Audain Gallery is instituted in recognition of the extraordinary financial support in excess of $5 million donated by the Audain family to the Gallery over the past decade. Mr. Audain, Chairman of Polygon Homes Ltd, Vancouver, and Ms. Karasawa have built a significant personal art collection with strong interest in Northwest Coast Indigenous art, contemporary Canadian art, and the works of Emily Carr. Their deep commitment to Canadian art is well-known across the country through their generous involvement with the National Gallery as well as various art museums and artistic initiatives – including the establishment of the Audain Art Prize

Read More: National Gallery of Canada honours Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa for a decade of philanthrophy