Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Lectures, Films and Special Events

Galerie nationale du Canada Expositions: Films
Le Droit
01 Feb 1975

A listing of special events from February 2 to 7, 1975 at the National Gallery of Canada, related to the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition. Included are films on artists Paul-Émile Borduas, Lemieux, Lismer, Varley, David Milne and John Lyman, and on the historical background of the period. Also listed are courses on Canadian painting in the 1930s. A listing of exhibitions currently on view includes Canadian Painting in the Thirties, on until March 2. It includes 109 paintings by 36 Canadian painters, including Jean Paul Lemieux, Emily Carr and Paul-Émile Borduas.


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.