Northern Pine Lecture Series: Dr. Anna Hudson
Thursday, November 19 | 6 to 7 pm
Join us live via Zoom for a deep dive into Northern Pine and explore the life and times of the Canadian Artists known as the “Group of Seven”.
Join Anna Hudson for a thought-provoking talk entitled Depression-era and wartime art and social-consciousness: the legacy of the Group of Seven.
Hudson asks, “If the Group of Seven is recast as secessionist gathering of like-minded artists, intent on a grassroots popularization of art in Canada, does their legacy change?”
Professor Hudson’s talk will address the Group’s profound assertion of the value of art and artists to Canadian national life, rather than focusing on their reputation as wilderness artists who established a nationalist landscape aesthetic.
The Canadian Group of Painters formed in 1933, on the heels of the Group’s disbandment, with the intent of maintaining modernist artists’ public presence and influence during the Depression. Their intent, hand in hand with members of the Group, only deepened as Canada entered the Second World War.
SPEAKER BIO: ANNA HUDSON
Professor Anna Hudson is an art historian and curator specializing in Canadian and Indigenous art at York University (Toronto). She is currently a York Research Chair leading Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage – a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada research-creation collaboration aimed at facilitating and disseminating Inuit knowledge, culture, and creativity. Drawing from her doctoral dissertation, Art and Social Progress: the Toronto community of Painters (1933-1950), Hudson continues historical research on humanism and socially-conscious cultural engagement in twentieth-century art.
FREE. Registration required. Limited Capacity.