Art historian and curator Jean Sutherland Boggs has passed away, according to Newswire. In 1966, Boggs became the fifth director of the National Gallery of Canada, where she served for a decade, founding the gallery’s photography collection program and overseeing a new building for the gallery designed by architect Moshe Safdie. Boggs also happened to be the first female director of the gallery. She’d also worked as curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and later went on to be the director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
“She is among my heroes and we strive daily to maintain the standards of excellence that she established,” said National Gallery of Canada director and CEO, Marc Mayer.