Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

Halifax Chronicle Herald
27 Jan 1975

Courtesy of the Halifax Herald Limited

An article that takes a satirical view of the invitation from the National Gallery of Canada to dress in the spirit of the 1930s for its opening of the exhibition Canadian Painting in the Thirties. Prime Minister Trudeau will open the show in Ottawa.


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.