Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Exhibition Opening, National Gallery of Canada

Exhibition Opening, National Gallery of Canada, view 9/24
National Gallery of Canada

Artist André Biéler and his wife Jeannette examine the 1931 Buick lent by the National Museum of Science and Technology for a party given in the workshop by the National Gallery Association.

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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.