Project Description

Group of Seven Roadshow: Art and Public Culture 1920->2005
October 20-22, 2005
Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall & University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto ON

This three-day symposium for educators, curators, artists and fans will explore the Group of Seven’s role in securing a place for art in Canadian public culture. From Arthur Lismer's leading work in arts education to the establishment of public galleries across the country, the Group of Seven defined and enriched notions of Canadian identity. The symposium will bring G7 educators, historians and fans together for a multi-disciplinary round-up addressing the Group’s ideas about art in the public realm -- then and now.

The Group of Seven Project 1920->2005 celebrates the 85th anniversary of the first art exhibition of paintings by the Group of Seven in 1920, and has been organized in collaboration by 29 public art galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, with the assistance of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

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