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 [Musée Fabre]

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.


Saturday, September 19, 2020 Thursday, October 29, 2020


Musée Fabre
13 rue Montpelliéret
34000 Montpellier

On Tour

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 October 29, 2020

National Gallery of Canada
Spring 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, 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