Nova Scotia won’t pay to exhibit works of Annie Leibovitz
HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it won’t ante up to help the provincial art gallery exhibit pictures by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Culture Minister Leo Glavine had said in May it “wouldn’t be out of the question’’ the province could consider helping the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia pay the exhibition fee to showcase the iconic collection, though he said no request had been made to the province. But Glavine now says the government isn’t prepared to negotiate a monetary settlement to get the works on display.
A wealthy Toronto family donated the multi-million-dollar collection of Leibovitz photographs in June 2013, but they have been stuck in storage at the Halifax gallery as a tax battle waged with Ottawa.