Joe Friday received a Bachelor in Journalism from Carleton in 1983. 

“The Carleton University Art Gallery has demonstrated its ability to bring people together, regardless of the current circumstances. It encourages our community to be reflective of ideas, thoughts, concerns and preoccupations in society,” says Joe Friday. As alumni of Carleton, community leaders, and art enthusiasts, Joe and his partner, Grant Jameson, believe in the value and influence that art galleries contribute to higher education.

“CUAG is a model among university art galleries of thinking in new ways about contemporary art and its role, purpose and possibilities in reflecting and shaping ideas in society,” says Joe. Grant and Joe view CUAG as a dynamic space where students, staff, faculty and our broader community can come together to experience renewed learning, and to evolve in the way they think about themselves and our society.

Their immense passion for the arts led to the establishment of the Joe Friday and Grant Jameson Contemporary Art Fund at Carleton University Art Gallery. Their generous donation will support the production and presentation of contemporary art exhibitions, or to support a contemporary acquisition, publication or program, should an opportunity arise.

Having been involved with CUAG since its inception in 1992 as both a member and the first and longest-serving Chair of the Advisory Board, Joe’s interests in contemporary art were contagious for Grant. It soon became a constant in both their personal lives, but Joe recalled his lifelong passion for the arts starting during his undergraduate studies in Carleton’s School of Journalism.

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