The Open Door: Mary Hiester and Helen McNicoll

The Open Door: Mary Hiester and Helen McNicoll

October 13, 2020

Painters Mary Hiester Reid (1854–1921) and Helen McNicoll (1879–1915) were two of the first women to achieve success as professional artists in Canada. Although opportunities for women were limited in the late 1800's and early 1900s, both Hiester Reid and McNicoll travelled abroad to study art, eventually returning to Canada with their own distinct styles.

"The Little Worker", Helen Galloway McNicoll, Oil on Canvas

 

This exhibition, which combines work from the Art Gallery of Ontario's Permanent Collection with key loans, presents a focused look at the progressive and risk-taking careers of these turn-of-the-century artists. In an era when social norms dictated formality, their paintings publicly engaged with home life and femininity in complex ways, radically broadening traditional conceptions of female spaces and the potential for women to pursue careers as professional artists.

Dates - October 10th 2020 to Ongoing

Exhibition Hours:  Thursday to Sunday 10.30am to 5pm

Venue: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto ON

Directions - www.ago.ca/visit

Website - www.ago.ca/




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