Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons

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.

Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons is organized by the National Gallery of Canada with works from both public and private collections. In 2019 and 2020, the exhibition travelled to several European venues, introducing international audiences to celebrated masterpieces of Canadian art.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada


Friday, February 26, 2021 to Sunday, May 23, 2021


National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4


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

Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
January 24 to March 13, 2020

Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France
September 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021


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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, Rosamond Ivey, Galerie Eric Klinkhoff, Tracey Novak and Scott MacDonald, Don and Sheila Pether, Fred and Beverly Schaeffer, Anne Stanfield, and Arni Thorsteinson and Susan Glass.