Helen McNicoll, Sunny September, 1913, oil on canvas, 92 × 107.5 cm. Collection of Pierre Lassonde. Photo: MNBAQ, Idra Labrie

Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons [Fondation de l’Hermitage]

Featuring over 100 works by some 35 artists, Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons presents a fresh perspective on the reception and spread of Impressionism in Canadian art.

Bringing together works by Canada’s renowned painters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it explores how two generations of artists contributed to the worldwide phenomenon of Impressionism and to the advent of modernity in their homeland.

Through thematic sections, visitors will see styles of painting ranging from the early Barbizon School to Impressionism, and follow in the footsteps of Canadian artists to locations around the world. The exhibition and its complementary publication showcase not only the technical ability and versatility of Canadian artists, but also their place within the international Impressionist movement.

Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons is organized by the National Gallery of Canada with works from both public and private collections. In 2019, the exhibition will begin a tour of Europe, introducing international audiences to celebrated masterpieces of Canadian art.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with Kunsthalle München, Fondation de l’Hermitage and the Musée Fabre.


Friday, January 24, 2020 to Sunday, May 24, 2020


Fondation de l’Hermitage
Route du Signal 2
1018 Lausanne

On Tour

Kunsthalle München Munich, Germany
July 19 to November 17, 2019

Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
January 24 to May 24, 2020

Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France
June 13 to September 27, 2020

National Gallery of Canada
Fall-Winter 2020

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The National Gallery of Canada Foundation gratefully acknowledges the additional support of Thomas and Susan d’Aquino, George and Doone Estey, Margaret and Jim Fleck, Galerie Eric Klinkhoff, Tracey Novak and Scott MacDonald, Don and Sheila Pether, Royal Bank of Canada, Fred and Beverly Schaeffer, Anne Stanfield, and Arni Thorsteinson and Susan Glass