Cities of Canada - Musee McCord

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Temporary exhibition

Thursday February 12, 2004 — Monday April 12, 2004

Cities of Canada

The Seagram Collection

This exhibition has ended.

A new look at a noteworthy collection of cityscapes by leading Canadian artists, commissioned in the 1950s by House of Seagram president Samuel Bronfman. These 40 striking cityscapes by a variety of artists were originally commissioned as part of a groundbreaking art show, also entitled Cities of Canada, which toured nationally and internationally in the early 1950s. Guest-curated by Ihor Holubizky, the McCord’s Cities of Canada revisits key works from its namesake exhibition, examines the unique moment of their creation, and links them to Canada’s emerging presence on the post-war global scene.

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