Summer Exhibition Opening - J.E.H. MacDonald: The O’Hara Era

Summer Exhibition Opening - J.E.H. MacDonald: The O’Hara Era

15 Jun
  • June 15th to October 20th, 2024
  • 7pm
  • 111 Bear St. Banff
  • Exhibition Opening

You are invited to the official summer exhibition opening of the J.E.H. MacDonald: The O’Hara Era at the Whyte Museum, which will open on June 15th at 7:00 pm, and run until October 2024. This cocktail-style reception will offer hors d’oeuvres catering by Mountain Fire Foods and a cash bar. Entry is free and open to the public at 7:00 pm.
The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is offering a rare opportunity to view over 100 works by Group of Seven artist J.E.H. MacDonald from public and private collections. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of his first trip to Lake O'Hara, the exhibition promises to be an exceptional experience, with the Whyte Museum as the sole venue.
The show is strengthened by original research conducted by geologists Patricia Cucman and the late Stanley Munn, who meticulously identified the exact locations of MacDonald's works, along with photographs, over the past 18 years. Their findings, documented in a major illustrated book titled To See What He Saw: J.E.H. MacDonald and the O'Hara Years 1924-1932, offer a fresh perspective on MacDonald and his work. Additionally, intriguing discoveries such as paint scrapings and teacup shards have been found in these exact locations, providing further insight into MacDonald's creative process and daily life during his time at Lake O'Hara.
Partnering with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and sponsored by Masters Gallery Calgary, we invite you to join us for this breathtaking exhibition featuring mountain landscapes inspired by MacDonald.

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