Art Gallery of Alberta

A Story of Canadian Art: As told by the Hart House Art Collection
March 9-July 1, 2013


image credits [click to view]


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

Emily Carr, Kitwancool Totems, 1928. Oil on canvas, 126 x 89 cm. Hart House Art Collection, University of Toronto, Donated by graduating class of 1929.



This unique exhibition features highlights of the historic collection of Canadian art that began in the first half of the 20th century at Hart House at the University of Toronto. Artists include: A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, David Milne and Lawren Harris. This exhibition showcases key works that tell us about particular critical junctures in the history of how this singular collection of Canadian art was built and will also provide glimpses into how the history of art in Canada has been written.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Christine Boyanoski and organized by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House for the Art Gallery of Alberta.