PAST Exhibitions


Witness: Canadian Art of the First World War

Witness: Canadian Art of the First World War
Display Date: 
September 19, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Display Time: 
10:00am - 5:00pm
Level 3, Main

A travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum

The First World War was a defining moment in Canadian history. To commemorate its centenary, The Rooms is proud to bring this exhibition to St. John’s. Supported by National Presenting Sponsor TD Bank Group, this uniquely evocative exhibition gives Canadians an opportunity to view never-before-seen paintings and drawings, and to appreciate how art was used to document and communicate wartime experiences to families and the public a hundred years ago.

Image credit: Arthur Lismer, Olympic with Returned Soldiers, 1919. © Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario 19710261-0343