Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Governor General's Tour

Governor General's Tour, view 6/8
National Gallery of Canada

Left to right: Robert Hubbard, Chief Curator (from the back); Governor-General Jules Léger and his wife Gabrielle Léger; Joseph Martin, Assistant Director, Administration; Douglas Druick, Curator of Prints.

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Images of the exhibition's installation, the opening ceremony and official visits.

Media Coverage

Almost 200 newspaper and magazine articles in English, French and other languages: reviews, details of the Canadian tour, lectures, films and special events.


Audio clip of curator Charles Hill interviewed by CBC's Carol Bishop. Includes Pierre Trudeau's opening speech.

NFB Film

Derek May's 1977 documentary Pictures From the 1930s looks at the exhibition in the context of the Depression, with newsreel footage of the day.