At the AGW press conference, Jacques Des Rocher, Curator of Quebec and Canadian Art for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and AGW Director Catharine Mastin provide introduction and overview of the Beaver Hall Group exhibition.Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Beaver Hall Group Opens At AGW

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(WINDSOR, ON) – This Saturday, the Art Gallery of Windsor opens its doors for the 1920s Modernism in Monteal: The Beaver Hall Group exhibition. Visitors will step back in time to an era when Canadian artistic expression was redefined.

Prudence Heward (1896-1947), At the Theatre, 1928. Oil on canvas, 101.6 x 101.6 cm. MMFA, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest. Inv 1964.1497.Photo by Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Christine Guest.
Prudence Heward (1896-1947), At the Theatre, 1928. Oil on canvas, 101.6 x 101.6 cm. MMFA, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest. Inv 1964.1497.
Photo by Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Christine Guest.

Over 20 artists comprised the Beaver Hall Group including luminaries such as AY Jackson, Prudence Heward, and Mabel May. The group’s 13 year period sparked criticism, controversy, and commendations.

“They made an important contribution to modernist art in this country,” said Brian Foss, a Canadian art specialist and professor of art history at Carleton University.

The exhibition will be available for viewing at the Art Gallery of Windsor from June 25 to October 2. Admission for gallery members and children under 5 is free and $10 for non-members.