London exhibit of Canadian art closes on a high note

Cellphone shot of part of the long lineup to see Group of Seven show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London on Jan. 8, 2012.

James Adams ~ Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Jan. 09, 2012 5:22PM EST

An exhibition of 123 paintings and oil sketches by Canada’s Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven has proved a sensational success at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, drawing more than 41,000 visitors over a 12-week run that concluded late Sunday afternoon.

According to Dulwich officials, that translates into an average of 553 visitors a day – making the show, called Painting Canada, the second most successful in the history of the Dulwich, inaugurated in 1817 as England’s first purpose-built public gallery…(more)

The next stop for the exhibition is the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo (Jan. 29 to May 13).

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