Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

More than 31,000 visitors for Suzor Coté,1869-1937: Light and Matter

Ottawa, Canada - May 20, 2003


 « Plus de 31 000 visiteurs pour Suzor Coté, 1869-1937. Lumière et Matière »  

 The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is proud to announce that more than 31,000 visitors enjoyed the dazzling exhibition Suzor-Coté, 1869-1937: Light and Matter, which closed on May 12.

The NGC had set a target of 14,000 visitors to the exhibition, which opened on January 24. Three and a half months later, the final attendance - more than double the goal - has thrilled those responsible for the exhibition.

"We are delighted to have overwhelmingly surpassed our target, and to see that so many visitors turned out to appreciate this remarkable exhibition," said National Gallery of Canada director, Pierre Théberge. "I'm not altogether surprised, because this retrospective presented the best works by Suzor-Coté-an artist who changed the history of Canadian art."

Visitors were charmed by more than 140 works of painter Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, one of Canada's most popular artists at the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition Suzor-Coté, 1869-1937: Light and Matter was organized jointly by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the National Gallery of Canada and circulated by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec


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