Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Lectures, Films and Special Events

Galerie nationale du Canada: Films, Causerie, Cours (newspaper advertisement)
Le Droit
15 Feb 1975

An announcement of special events at the National Gallery of Canada related to the opening of the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition. From February 15 to 21, 1975, there will be film screenings on artists John Lyman, Paul-╔mile Borduas, Lismer, Varley and David Milne, and the historical background of the period. There will also be discussions and courses on Canadian painting in 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.