The McCord Museum will open the travelling exhibition Jewish Painters of Montreal – Witnesses of their Time, 1930-1948, comprised of works from the collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, to which works from the McCord’s own collection have been added for the Montreal exhibition. The exhibition presents the ways in which a community of artists viewed a city, Montreal, an era, the Great Depression, and the world, with fascism on the rise and World War II looming. It evokes both the history of the working class and the socio-political issues of the time and examines the aesthetic issues faced by artists who chose to dissociate themselves from the artistic nationalism that prevailed. The exhibition brings together more than 80 works: paintings, drawings, prints and even caricatures.
The McCord Museum’s Jewish Painters of Montreal – Witnesses of their Time, 1930-1948. Jan. 29 – May 2. 690 Sherbrooke St. W. For museum hours and more information, please visit: www.mccordmuseum.qc.ca or call (514) 398-7100.