Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition

Exhibit Opens
The Sun Times
01 Feb 1975

A photograph of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau looking at Goodridge Roberts?s Standing Nude, at the Ottawa opening of the National Gallery of Canada?s Canadian Painting in the Thirties. Some of the guests at the opening wore straw boaters or feather boas, as suggested by the Gallery?s volunteer association.


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.