Activities & Events

  • Sunday May 03, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery Inuit Galleries

    Featured artwork for this talk:Nunali by Jackoposie Oopakak

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo
    Duration : 5h
    Garden Court

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C218

    Featured artwork for this talk:Gelée de groseilles by Mary Pratt

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    studio
    Workshops
    Creative Writing Workshops: Alan Cumyn
    Duration : 3h
    Education Studio

    Inspire your writing with the paintings of Alex Colville and the guidance of acclaimed authors. Open to all levels of writing ability.

    Alan Cumyn is the author of 12 wide-ranging and often wildly different novels. A two-time winner of the Ottawa Book Awards, he has also had work shortlisted for a Governor General's Literary Award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Trillium Book Award. He teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a past Chair of The Writers' Union of Canada.

    In English. Meet in the Education Studio.

    Space is limited. Cost: $38 Member; $50 Non-member.

    Registration required. Please call 613-998-8888 or visit the box office.

    Note: Tickets for these workshops will be on sale 1 April 2015.

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk:Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C218

    Featured artwork for this talk:Gelée de groseilles by Mary Pratt

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Colville Conversations
    Duration : 10 minutes

    Join in a 10-minute introduction of the Alex Colville exhibition. Each conversation focuses on a different section of the exhibition. Ask questions, share your thoughts and discover more about Colville.

    Free activity. Exhibition admission required.

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Colville Conversations (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes

    Join in a 10-minute introduction of the Alex Colville exhibition. Each conversation focuses on a different section of the exhibition. Ask questions, share your thoughts and discover more about Colville.

    Free activity. Exhibition admission required.

  • Monday May 04, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C209

    Featured artwork for this talk:Bacchus and Ariadne by Antoine-Jean Gros

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk:La mort du général Wolfe by Benjamin West

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk:Hope I by Gustav Klimt

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk:La mort du général Wolfe by Benjamin West

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Tuesday May 05, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C213

    Featured artwork for this talk:A Stormy Sea by Claude Monet

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A108a

    Featured artwork for this talk:La lisière de l'érablière by A.Y. Jackson

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C206

    Featured artwork for this talk:As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe by Jacob (and Workshop) Jordaens

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A108a

    Featured artwork for this talk:La lisière de l'érablière by A.Y. Jackson

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Wednesday May 06, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107a

    Featured artwork for this talk:The Old Ferry, Louise Basin, Quebec by Maurice Cullen

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk:Le port d'Anvers by Georges Braque

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A109

    Featured artwork for this talk:Vera by F.h. Varley

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk:Le port d'Anvers by Georges Braque

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Thursday May 07, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205

    Featured artwork for this talk:A Sermon in the Old Church in Delft by Emanuel de Witte

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk:Portrait de jeune femme by Veneto Bartolomeo

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A112b

    Featured artwork for this talk:Kitchen Door and Esther by Christiane Pflug

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk:Portrait de jeune femme by Veneto Bartolomeo

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk:Pierantonio Bandini by Bronzino

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C209

    Featured artwork for this talk:The Empress Josephine by Joseph Chinard

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 6:00 PM
    studio
    Workshops
    Thursday Night Drawing
    Duration : 2h
    Exhibition Space

    Canadian artist Alex Colville’s (1920–2013) iconic images capture a haunting mix of the common and the extraordinary. The precision of each picture begins with an abundance of studies and sketches. Learn about this artist’s process and try your hand at drawing in the style of Alex Colville. All skill levels are welcome.

    Free activity. Exhibition admission required. Bilingual. Meet in the exhibition space.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk:Pierantonio Bandini by Bronzino

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk:Dancer by Antonio Canova

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Friday May 08, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk:Venus by Lucas (the Elder) Cranach

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk:Femme au chapeau à fleurs by Pablo Picasso

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk:Venus by Lucas (the Elder) Cranach

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk:Femme au chapeau à fleurs by Pablo Picasso

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Saturday May 09, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo
    Duration : 5h
    Garden Court

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107a

    Featured artwork for this talk:Evening on the North Shore by Clarence Gagnon

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A105

    Featured artwork for this talk:Une gerbe de fleurs by William Brymner

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107a

    Featured artwork for this talk:Evening on the North Shore by Clarence Gagnon

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A105

    Featured artwork for this talk:Une gerbe de fleurs by William Brymner

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Colville Conversations
    Duration : 10 minutes

    Join in a 10-minute introduction of the Alex Colville exhibition. Each conversation focuses on a different section of the exhibition. Ask questions, share your thoughts and discover more about Colville.

    Free activity. Exhibition admission required.

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Colville Conversations (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes

    Join in a 10-minute introduction of the Alex Colville exhibition. Each conversation focuses on a different section of the exhibition. Ask questions, share your thoughts and discover more about Colville.

    Free activity. Exhibition admission required.