Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Exhibition Opening, Art Gallery of Ontario

Exhibition Opening, Art Gallery of Ontario, view 4/5
National Gallery of Canada

Artist Carl Schaefer standing between two of his works in the exhibition. On the left, Ontario Farmhouse (National Gallery of Canada), and on the right Storm over the Fields (Art Gallery of Ontario).

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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.