Emily Carr exhibition in Montreal

Interior of Museum of Fine Arts showing the entry of Emily Carr's exposition

On August 22, 2007 I saw a retrospective of Emily Carr's work at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal entitled 'Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icons'. The exhibition run from June 21 to September 23, 2007.

Emily Carr (1871-1945) was one of Canada's most renowned artists. She was an significant painter and writer. In painting her main subjects are landscape and First Nations cultures of British Columbia, and Alaska.

Her work was influences by styles such as post-impressionism and Fauvism, she was also invited to exhibit with the Group of Seven (artists)around 1920. For the first period of her artist career Emily Carr's work was unknown and unrecognized.

Brigitte Schuster


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Janis Luedke’s photoJanis Luedke replied on

Emily Carr is interesting in that she was so isolated where she lived, and therefore provided a rare look into the native Indian cultures.

I enjoyed this show very much, but both I and the friend I went with thought it was very poorly lit. Some lights were even out -and actually we noticed a number of lights out throughout the museum.

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