The public is invited to a lecture and exhibition opening entitled “4 Walls 6 Decades” by Jeffrey Spalding, an artist, author and curator who was former president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 26 at 4:00 pm in McCain Hall, Room 101 and will be followed by the exhibition opening at 5:00 pm in the Yellow Box Art Gallery on the third floor of McCain Hall. Spalding’s works are held in the principal public collections in Canada including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, the Canadian Embassy, Washington and Art Gallery of Alberta, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, among others. He has served as director at major art museums, including the Glenbow Museum, the University of Lethbridge, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Appleton Museum of Art, Florida. Spalding is also author of numerous books, articles and catalogues on art and organizer of countless historical, contemporary and thematic art exhibitions internationally. He curated Canada’s visual art entry for Expo 93 Korea and continues to make contributions to museum catalogues, notably: Max Ernst (for Montreal Museum of Fine Art and Phoenix Art Museum); Jean-Paul Riopelle (for Montreal Museum of Fine Art, traveled to the Hermitage and to France); Eric Cameron (for the Tate); Chris Pratt (for National Gallery of Canada) and Takao Tanabe (for Vancouver Art Gallery and national tour). Spalding was president, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (2007-2010), recipient of the Alberta College of Art and Design Board of Governors Award of Excellence (1992) and awarded the Order of Canada (2007). He is Executive Director of the Cahén Archives.