A Story of Canadian Art: As told by the Hart House Art Collection

January 17 March 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 8 - 10 pm
Curator's Talk takes place just prior to the reception and opening remarks, at 7 pm.

Andre Bieler, B.C. Binning, Simone Marie Bouchard, Emily Carr, Franklin Carmichael,  A.J. Casson, Paraskeva Clark, Charles Comfort, L.L. FitzGerald, Lawren P. Harris, Prudence Heward, Edwin Holgate, Bess Housser, Yvonne Housser, Jack Humphrey, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, Henri Masson, David Milne, Kathleen Morris, Lilias Newton, George Pepper, Tom Thomson,  Jacques de Tonnancour, F.H. Varley, William Weston, W.J. Wood
Curated by Dr. Christine Boyanoski, organized & circulated by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto. The exhibition is financially supported by the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Arthur Lismer, Isles of Spruce, 1922, Oil on canvas, 136 x 179 x 7 cm. Hart House Art Collection, University of Toronto, Purchased by the Hart House Sketch Committee, 1927/28.

Individual works from the Hart House collection at the University of Toronto are regularly included in published histories of Canadian art and museum exhibitions, but they are rarely seen together in an exhibition context. A Story of Canadian Art is the first opportunity in over 30 years for Canadian audiences to see some of the most important works from the collection, and to learn about a significant chapter in the formation of the story of Canadian art and cultural history in the first half of the twentieth century.


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