A series of accompanying lectures during the exhibition “Canada and Impressionism. New Horizons”.

The entrance is free, no registration needed.

Please see venue below.

"Auf der Suche nach einer eigenen Kunst. Konstruktionen nationaler Identität in Kanada und Deutschland um 1900" (Lecture in German language)

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 7.00pm

Dr Nerina Santorius, curator Kunsthalle Munich


Only a few years lie between the establishment of the Canadian Confederation in 1867 and the founding of the German Empire in 1871. In both young nations, the call for their own art was raised, which was to contribute to the foundation of a national identity. The relationship of Canadian and German painting to French Impressionism played a central role. Was it possible to pick up on such modern trends while creating something that represented the homeland? Landscapes that are typical of the country and used for nation-building were primarily perceived, so that the focus was on the depiction of nature. The lecture sheds light on how landscape painting shaped the debates about a national identity in Canada and Germany.


Amerikahaus, Barer Straße 19a

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