The exhibition Canadian Painting: 1939-1963, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, is held at the Tate Gallery, London. The artists were Goodridge Roberts, Jean-Paul Lemieux, Paul-Émile Borduas, Alfred Pellan, Jack Shadbolt, Alex Colville, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jean McEwen, Harold Town, Ronald Bloore and Graham Coughtry.

The Mendel Art Gallery is founded in Saskatoon.

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is founded in Montreal by the Quebec government at the urging of artists and collectors seeking to promote contemporary art.