Major Emily Carr exhibition opens in Whistler
Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing – French Modernism and the West Coast
Emily Carr, Le Paysage (Brittany Landscape) (detail), 1911 - Audain Art Museum Collection. Purchased with funds provided by the Audain Foundation
The Audain Art Museum presents a new exhibition exploring Emily Carr’s momentous journey to France (1910-1911) that broke the bonds of her conservative art training. With over 50 works by one of Canada’s most beloved artists, the exhibition follows Carr’s footsteps from Crécy-en-Brie, Saint-Efflam, and Concarneau in France, to Skeena Country, Haida Gwaii, and Alert Bay upon her return home. Back in British Columbia, Carr employed a “fresh seeing” approach in all that she painted. France had changed her art forever.
September 21, 2019 – January 19, 2020