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Oh, Canada 

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia gives us an art history lesson with Canadian Pioneers.

click to enlarge Alfred Joseph Casson's "High Water"
  • Alfred Joseph Casson's "High Water"

Where would Canadian art be without Emily Carr or Tom Thomson? Canadian Pioneers gives viewers the rare treat of sampling the best Canadian art in one exhibit. The artistic classics sourced from the Sobey Collections are magnificent. Jean Paul Lemieux's "Time Remembered" showcases portraits set in the early 20th century while Cornelius Krieghoff's paintings capture everyday life in the Canadian frontier. The story of Canadian art cannot be told without The Group of Seven. James MacDonald's "The Lonely North" shows the loneliness and isolation of northern Canada, "Algoma Hill" by Lawren Harris gives a snapshot into the landscape that served as inspiration in the 1920s to 1930s art movement and Nova Scotia has a chance to shine in Alexander Jackson's "Herring Cove." This is an exhibit that can't be missed.

To January 6, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis Street, 424-5280



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