Munnings – The War Years

Captain Prince Antoine of Orleans and Braganza (detail). Painted by Alfred Munnings in 1918. Oil on canvas. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. Canadian War Museum, 19710261-0446.

February 15 - June 19, 2020    |    Regular Exhibition

Renowned today as one of England’s finest painters of horses, Sir Alfred Munnings also created more than 40 works of art as part of the Canadian War Memorials Fund.

Commissioned in 1918 to record the activities of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and the Canadian Forestry Corps, Munnings produced landscapes, portraits, and many paintings featuring horses – all now part of the Canadian War Museum’s Beaverbrook Collection of War Art.

This exceptional exhibition reveals Munnings’ powerful legacy, making it possible to more clearly understand Canada’s First World War experience.

A travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum (Ottawa, Canada), in partnership with the Munnings Art Museum (Dedham, UK) and generously supported by The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.

This project has been made possible in part by the Veterans Affairs Canada.

Upcoming Events: 

Exhibition Opening 
February 29, 4 pm – 6 pm

Join us for the official opening reception of Munnings – The War Years. Event is free and open to all. See here for more information.

Munnings and the Canadians in the Great War, lecture with Dr. Tim Cook
March 5, 7 pm – 9 pm

Dr. Tim Cook will discuss the wartime work of Sir Alfred Munnings. The renowned equine artist painted the Canadian Forestry Corps and the Canadian Cavalry Brigade for Lord Beaverbrook’s Canadian War Memorials Fund. Cook will offer insights into Munnings’ work, the role of the Canadian units and this legacy of war art. See here for more information.



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