Dr. Marylin J. McKay

Division of Art History and Contemporary Culture
Division Chair


Phone Number: 902 494 8189 or 416-737-6470 (Cell)


Dr. Marylin Mckay is a professor of Art History and Contemporary Culture at NSCAD University teaching a variety of courses including The Art of the Garden, Art and Death, Survey of Medieval Art and Roman Decorative Arts. She holds a PhD (Art History) from University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (1985), an MA (Art History) from University of Toronto. Toronto, ON (1978), Honours Equivalent in Art history from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (1976) and a BA (Sociology) from University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (1967). Dr. McKay acts as the current Chair of Foundation Studies, Vice-Chair of Senate and Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee at NSCAD University.

Dr. McKay has also delivered many public lectures, including “Early Christian Art” for St. George’s Church, Halifax, (2016), “Public Parks: From the Promenade to the Postmodern,” first Annual Jarvis lecture for the “Friends of the Halifax Public Gardens,” (2008), “Opalescent Glass Murals in Toronto Kindergartens: “A High Import Latent Even in Pal-a-Cake,” Universities Art Association of Canada, Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, (2003), “Modernity, Modernism and the Garden,” Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, (1996) and more.