Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Other Venues

Trois expositions importantes au Musée d'art contemporain
La Presse
20 Nov 1975

Announcement of the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition at the Musée d?art contemporain de Montréal. The exhibition traces the evolution of painting in Canada, from the nationalist milieu of Toronto to the internationalist school of Montréal. Created by the National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition has already toured several Canadian museums: the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Glenbow Alberta Institute, the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Saskatoon Gallery and Conservatory Corporation. The exhibition was organized by Charles Hill, Assistant Curator of Post-Confederation Art, and includes more than 100 works. For the abbreviated version at the Musée d?art contemporain, 55 of these works were selected. The bilingual two-volume catalogue includes seven studies. On November 29, 1975, the Musée d?art contemporain will present a series of films on artists such as David Milne, Lemieux, Lismer and Pellan. Illustrated by F.H. Varley?s Dhârâna (1932).


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.