Ron Thom and the Allied Arts

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.

Exhibition guest curated by Adele Weder.

The Vancouver Architect Who Made Nature His Muse by Adele Weder, The Tyee, September 6, 2013

Ron Thom and the Allied Arts Is A Spiritual Experience by Robin Lawrence, Georgia Straight, July 16, 2013


Please visit the Shop for a copy of the Museum's publication on Ron Thom and The Allied Arts.