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The Group of Seven Art Show: Bedford and Beyond

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July 1 - August 18

The Group of Seven Art Show: Bedford and Beyond is Now Open Come and enjoy the beautiful paintings of Bedford and Nova Scotia at the Scott Manor House. The exhibit features a striking range of paintings and information on how the group came to be. Three years in the making and with the collaboration of twelve museums, galleries and private collections from across Canada and in Britain, the Fort Sackville Foundation has assembled for display more than forty works by Group of Seven artists.

Never previously exhibited as a single show, these paintings begin with a focus on Bedford, where Arthur Lismer lived and painted side by side with A. Y. Jackson, and then shift to include Halifax, Herring Cove, Cape Breton and the South Shore. Fort Sackville Foundation Art Committee’s Terry Gordon stated that “in 2017 we had a show of Arthur Lismer’s work. At the beginning of his career Lismer lived in Bedford– no more than 200 yards from the Scott Manor House. So, we jealously claim him as our own.” The paintings in this exhibit range from 1898, 22 years before Group of Seven had formed, all the way to 1966. Permission and licensing have been given from museums ranging from British Columbia to London England. Gordon also stated that “there is a Bedford wall, a Lawren Harris grouping, another for Varley and Macdonald. We have also grouped together paintings that Lismer and Jackson did when they were together in Nova Scotia”.


This exhibit is running from July 1- August 18, Monday, 1-4 pm, and Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm at Scott Manor House, 15 Fort Sackville Road, Bedford, NS For any additional questions or inquiries, we can be reached at (902)-832-2336) or


DateJuly 1 - August 18
TimeAll day
Event CategoryArts & Culture
VenueScott Manor House



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