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Expodition: Canadian artists at Expo 67

The Story


It's a who's who of Canadian artists at the host pavilion of Expo 67. There are paintings gleaned from museums in three countries, portraits by photographer Yousuf Karsh and a gallery of fine crafts by Canadian artisans. CBC Radio's Expodition gives a sound picture of the sights on display, but a CBC reporter is at a loss for words when trying to describe a moving sculpture in front of the pavilion. Nearby observers, however, have lots to say about its chimes and gongs.

Medium: Radio
Program: Expodition
Broadcast Date: July 5, 1967
Guest: Duncan de Kergommeaux
Announcer: Jim Robertson
Host: Bob MacGregor
Reporter: Lynn Jackson, Martin Bronstein
Duration: 12:15
Photo: Flight, Sorel Etrog

Did You know?


• The Canadian pavilion at Expo 67 consisted of several buildings and features. Katimavik (Inuktitut for "meeting place") was the pavilion's large inverted pyramid structure; next to it was the "People Tree", an orange globe-shaped stylized maple tree depicting Canadians at work and at leisure.
• The provinces of Quebec and Ontario, as well as Western Canada and the Atlantic provinces, each had their own pavilions.


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