Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Lectures, Films and Special Events

National Gallery of Canada Premieres Canadian Artists Films
National Gallery of Canada: Communiqué
05 Mar 1980

Press release of Pictures from the 1930s, a co-production of the National Gallery of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada. The film based on the exhibition Canadian Painting in the Thirties, combines interviews and images of paintings in the context of the history of the 1930s. Also announcements of movie releases about Joseph Legaré and James B. Spencer.


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.