West Coast Points East: Ron Thom and the Allied Arts
July 5 to September 21, 2013
Opening Reception on July 4th from 7 p.m.
Thompson Berwick & Pratt, Architects, Ron Thom and Dick Mann, Designers, 1963
Photo by Selwyn Pullan, 1964
Organized in partnership with Massey College at the University of Toronto and Alumni House at Trent University in Peterborough, the exhibition Ron Thom: From West Coast to Points East focuses on Thom’s domestic architecture on the west coast of Canada in the 1950s and shows the design ethos developed in this work and then manifested in Massey College and Trent University in Ontario. A recipient of the Order of Canada and numerous Massey Awards for architecture, Ronald J. Thom (1923-1986) is recognized as one of Canada’s most innovative and influential architects. After studying art under B.C. Binning at the Vancouver School of Art in the 1940s, Thom apprenticed in architecture at Thompson, Berwick & Pratt in Vancouver. Enriched by original plans, drawings, furniture, fixtures, correspondence and film footage, Ron Thom: From West Coast to Points East provides a distinctly multifaceted exhibition of his architecture.
This exhibition is guest-curated by Adele Weder.