For Mackenzie, the Dulwich exhibition is a perfect example of a shift in the understanding of Emily Carr and her work. The Dulwich Picture Gallery is England’s first purpose-built public art gallery, founded in 1811, and has a strong scholarly focus. A Carr exhibition at the Dulwich signals an improved approach to the appreciation and understanding of Carr as an important and innovative artist. Mackenzie points to the inclusion of Emily Carr in , the influential contemporary art fair held every five years in Kassel, Germany, as another significant example of this shift. No other historical Canadian painter has been given this honor, including any members of the Group of Seven. The organizers of placed an emphasis on female modernists from the early part of the 20th century, many of whom had been marginalized in traditional art history.