Arthur Lismer, <em>Mine Sweepers at Sea</em>, 1917. Oil on board, 30.4 x 40.7 cm. Purchase, 1974

Halifax Harbour 1918: Harold Gilman and Arthur Lismer

Saturday, 13 April 2019 to Sunday, 15 September 2019

Halifax Harbour 1918 depicts the city’s waterfront through the eyes of artists Arthur Lismer and Harold Gilman, following one of the most searing events in Canadian history. Commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund to depict the Harbour following a maritime collision and the massive explosion that followed, the two artists — one Canadian, the other British — produced a pair of large and evocative works now in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Bringing together sketches, paintings and related material, this exhibition reflects both a city in wartime and the work of two artists at a pivotal time in their careers.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia/Organisée par le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada en partenariat avec l’Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Scotia