Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Other Venues

At the Musée d'art contemporain
Montreal Star
30 Aug 1975

Permission from the Globe and Mail

An announcement of the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition at the Musée d?art Contemporain de Montréal, organized by the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition explores the period of transition of the 1930s, between the emergence of the Group of Seven and that of the Automatists. Also upcoming at the museum are exhibitions of the works of Paul-Émile Borduas and the Automatists, Hans Hoffman and Jules Olitski, as well as Primitive paintings from Haiti. Illustrated with a black and white reproduction of Carl Schaefer?s Ontario Farmhouse (1934).


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.