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

Works by:

Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Prudence Heward, A.Y. Jackson, David Milne, Lilias Torrance Newton, Tom Thomson

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

January 15–March 7, 2015

Curated by Dr. Christine Boyanoski

University of Toronto Art Centre

A Story of Canadian Art is a major, national touring exhibition organized by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery featuring forty-one works drawn from the celebrated Hart House Collection of Canadian art. The majority of works in the exhibition feature classic images of the Canadian landscape – coast to coast – and were acquired between 1921 and 1950 by the Hart House Art Committee, a group comprised of students, artists, faculty, and staff at the University of Toronto. Showcasing paintings by renowned artists such as Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Prudence Heward, A.Y. Jackson, David Milne, Lilias Torrance Newton, and Tom Thomson, A Story of Canadian Art at UTAC will be the first opportunity since 1987 for the University of Toronto community to view a major selection of the early 20th century collection.

After critically acclaimed stops in Edmonton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Markham, and London, A Story of Canadian Art will open in an expanded form at the University of Toronto Art Centre before continuing its national tour.

Programs: Re-Collections: Between History and Storytelling

Lecture

Thursday January 15, 2015, 4:30-6pm
Featuring Christine Boyanoski
Video Documentation
University College, Room 140

Contemporary Art Bus Tour

Thursday January 15, 2015, 4:30-6pm

Lecture

19th Annual Janet E. Hutchison Lecture
The Hart House Collection and the ‘Cosmopolitanism’ of Canadian Art
Wednesday January 28, 2015, 7-8:30pm
Featuring Barbara Jenkins
Video Documentation
University College, Room 140

Panel Talk

Canada, Imagined Community
Wednesday February 25, 2015, 7-8:30pm
Featuring Kass Banning, Robert Schertzer and Wanda Nanibush
Moderated by Emily Gilbert
University of Toronto Art Centre

Panel Talk

Collecting Canadian Art in Toronto
Wednesday March 4, 2015, 7-8:30pm
Featuring Ken Montague, Andrew Hunter, Jessica Bradley, Dawn Cain
Moderated by Sara Angel
Video Documentation
University of Toronto Art Centre

Publication

Touring Program

Art Gallery of Alberta, March 8-July 1, 2013
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, January 17- March 22, 2014
Varley Art Gallery of Markham, May 24- September 1, 2014
Museum London, September 20, 2014-January 4,2014
Kelowna Art Gallery, May 2-July 4, 2015
Agnes Etherigton Art Centre, August 15-November 29, 2015

Media

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, with additional project support from Manulife Financial.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canadian Museums Assistance Program.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien.


Title Image: Charles Comfort, Young Canadian, 1932. Watercolour. Hart House Art Collection, University of Toronto, Purchased by the Hart House Sketch Committee.

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