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Magnetic North: Imagining Canada in Painting, 1910-1940

In the early 20th century, artists such as Emily Carr, Tom Thomson, and members of what would become the Group of Seven, transformed Post-Impressionism techniques into new ways of interpreting the Canadian landscape. They reimagined the natural world producing vibrant works that would define Canada and Canadian art for decades to come. Magnetic North features 90 artworks and incorporates Indigenous perspectives, while exploring issues related to national identity.


Organized by the SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the National Gallery of Canada, with the generous support of the Government of Canada.