Board President John A. MacAulay (1895–1978) makes a public plea for the development of a city art centre to be located at Broadway Avenue and Memorial Boulevard.

MacAulay’s appeal comes on the heels of the Gallery being refused an exhibition of English Masters on the basis of the unsuitability of the Civic Auditorium space. While no building plans are forthcoming, in September the City provides the Gallery with an extra $2,500 after a raucous debate at City Council. To hear more about what the Auditorium space was like, as told by Dr. Virginia Berry, President of the Women’s Committee (1959-1961), click the link below.