Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Other Venues

À la défense de Barbeau
La Presse
28 Feb 1976

This article by Ninon Gauthier was written following her lecture on November 30, 1975 at the Musée d?art contemporain de Montréal. She critiques the approach of two journalists (Gilles Toupin and Henry Lehmann), who, in recent articles, described an exhibition of Marcel Barbeau?s works as ?reactionary?. In their respective articles these two journalists explained, among other things, their interest in Canadian art 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.