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2 o'clock tour: Alberta and the Group of Seven

Feb 12th, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2 o'clock tour: Alberta and the Group of Seven

Join us today at 2pm for a guided tour of the exhibition Alberta and the Group of Seven. Free to attend; donations are welcome.

This exhibition highlights the little-known relationship between early Alberta artists and members of Group of Seven. As artists, from east and west, they shared an emotional bond with and a commitment to the Canadian landscape. Formed in Toronto in 1920 and disbanded in 1933, the Group is Canada’s most celebrated and internationally known collective of landscape painters.

Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette, a specialist in Alberta art and the author of three books about visual art in the province.

The Group of Seven is Canada’s best-known collective of landscape painters. In the early part of the 1900s, recognizing the beauty and the singularity of the Canadian landscape, this group of painters broke with established art conventions to find new ways of capturing the varied textures of Canada.

Though primarily based in Eastern Canada, the Group’s influence extended across the country. Alberta and the Group of Seven features engaging works by the Group of Seven as well as works from Alberta’s first generation of professional artists – home-grown talents who either worked with, studied under or painted together with Group members. This exhibition explores the connections, influences and sources of inspiration Alberta has provided.

Through oil paintings, watercolours and sketches, experience the history of Alberta through the eyes of the individuals who painted the Rockies, Foothills, Peace River Country and Central Alberta.

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