Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Other Venues

History Lessons in Painting, Sculpture
The Globe and Mail
24 May 1975

Permission from the Globe and Mail

An article about three exhibitions in Toronto: two sculpture shows and Canadian Painting in the Thirties, which is on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Organized by the National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition includes over 100 works painted by Canadian artists during the Depression. It shows the social conditions and upheavals of the 1930s.


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.