Firestone Tour

May 11, 2021

Touring 375 Minto Place with O.J. and Isobel Firestone, May 11, 1973, 16mm film, 10 min 7 sec

Take a tour of the Firestone Home with O.J. and Isobel Firestone in this news footage from May 11, 1973!

In this digitized 16mm film reel, collectors O.J. and Isobel Firestone lead a tour both inside and outside their home at 375 Minto Place in Rockcliffe Park.

This video is currently featured in our exhibition (Re)Collecting the Group of Seven: Celebrating 100 Years, which displays key works by the Group of Seven from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art (FCCA) and provides a unique look at the mid to late twentieth-century collecting activities of the Firestone family in Ottawa.

Interested in learning more about the Firestone Family and the FCCA ?

  • In our recent Virtual Firestone Concert and Discussion, OAG Director & CEO Alexandra Badzak and OAG Curator Rebecca Basciano chat about Isobel Firestone and her contributions to the arts in Ottawa as a concert pianist, philanthropist, and art collector.
  • Our Expanded Landscapes provides a middle school curriculum-linked learning module that focuses on the Group of Seven and climate change, and features many works from the FCCA.

Discover more about Franz Johnston’s Algoma Landscape – a key work in the FCCA – through a short curatorial video by OAG Curator Rebecca Basciano or an art activity video centred on this piece! Both videos are now available on our exhibition page: (Re)Collecting the Group of Seven: Celebrating 100 Years


Virtual Firestone Concert and Discussion

Algoma Landscape, described by Curator Rebecca Basciano

Winterlude Art Tent Activity, Plasticine Drawing, 2021


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