Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition

Another Age of Revolution
The Globe and Mail
29 Mar 1975

Permission from the Globe and Mail

A review by Kay Kritzwiser of an exhibition of French painting held at the Detroit Institute of Arts, which the author compares briefly to the National Gallery of Canada?s Canadian Painting in the Thirties. As with the Detroit show, the Canadian paintings demonstrate that artists living in such turbulent times as The Depression did not always depict social realities in their works.


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.