Art and Society included more than forty works from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada – including paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture – looks at three generations of Canadian artists and their visions of the role of art in shaping society. For Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald and other members of the Group of Seven, art was never something separate from society – it had an essential role to play in revealing Canada to Canadians and in furthering the country’s growth toward independent nationhood.
Charles Hill, National Gallery of Canada