Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

The Mail Star
27 Jan 1975

A tongue-in-cheek article about the upcoming opening of Canadian Painting in the Thirties, with its invitation to guests to dress in the spirit of the 1930s. The story makes reference to trends in ?poverty chic? and a recent article in Maclean?s magazine about fashion and used clothing. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau will open the exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada.


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.