EXHIBITION Tom Thomson: North Star

Jun 24Sat
EXHIBITION Tom Thomson: North Star

Tom Thomson (1877–1917) is indisputably Canada’s preeminent modern painter, and his catalytic achievement changed the face of Canadian painting forever. This exhibition will offer a close look at Thomson’s legacy, focusing on the small en plein air oil paintings, also know as oil sketches, of which he is the supreme master. An account fit for the twenty-first century, the exhibition and accompanying major publication will isolate particular moments of Thomson’s artistic experimentation, and incorporate assessments of his work by leading contemporary artists and writers, exploring Thomson’s evolving public persona as the quintessential outdoorsman, and considering his oeuvre within the framework of the international art of his time.

The fully illustrated colour catalogue will include essays by Ian A.C. Dejardin, Sarah Milroy, and Algonquin historian Christine McRae Luckasavitch, as well as appreciations by contemporary Canadian artists Ben Reeves, Sandra Meigs and Zachari Logan, all of whom are engaged with Thomson’s artistic legacy.

Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the National Gallery of Canada

Curated by Ian A.C. Dejardin, Executive Director, and Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator, McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Starts June 24th, 2023 Midnight
Ends January 14th, 2024 11:59 PM
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue

, Vaughan
L0J 1C0
Cost FREE with Gallery admission