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Organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with the Musée des beaux-arts de Caen.

Lectures and Events

Talks - From 21 October to 2 January

Thursdays at 6 pm (French 6:30 pm)
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm (French 2:30 pm)
10-minute talks in English on an exhibition theme.
Included with admission to the exhibition.

Meet the Curator

Friday 28 October at 12:15 pm (French)
Friday 4 November at 12:15 pm (English)
Visit the exhibition with the curator Sonia Couturier.
Included with admission to the exhibition.

Lecture on the Académie de France in Rome

Thursday 3 November at 6 pm
Lecture in French titled “Formation et voyages, fêtes et rencontres à l’Académie de France à Rome” [life at the Academy of France in Rome] by Françoise Joulie, Special Assistant of Prints and Drawings, the Louvre, Paris. In French with simultaneous English interpretation. Annual Kathleen M. Fenwick Memorial Lecture. In the Auditorium Cost: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors and Students, $3 Members. Tickets available at 613-998-8888.

Adult Art Tours

Tuesday 15 November at 1:30 pm
Friday 16 December at 1:30 pm
Explore the exhibition and share your insights with others. These one-hour guided tours are in English; maximum 25 participants. Also offered in French on Friday 18 November at 1:30 pm and Tuesday 20 December at 1:30 pm. Tickets on sale two months prior to visit. Cost: 7$ + exhibition admission. Registration required at 613-998-8888. Groups welcome, registration required at 613-990-4888.

Film Series

Films that feature views of Rome. In the Lecture Hall. Free admission.

Saturday 29 October at 2 pm
Fellini’s Roma. Directed by Federico Fellini. 119 minutes, colour, 1972. In Italian with French sub-titles. A portrait of Rome through the eyes of Federico Fellini. In a series of vignettes and fantasy, the film blends autobiography, with a reconstruction of Fellini's own arrival in Rome during the Mussolini years, with scenes from present-day Roman life.

Saturday 12 November at 2 pm
Three Coins in the Fountain. Directed by Jean Negulesco, 102 minutes, colour, 1954. In English. Three women toss coins in the Trevi fountain to wish for luck in romance.

Saturday 3 December at 2 pm
Roman Holiday. Directed by William Wyler. With Audrey Hepburn. 118 minutes, black and white, 1953. In English. Also in French at 4 pm. A princess rebels against her royal obligations to explore Rome on her own.

Drawing Studio

Be inspired by artworks in the Drawn to Art exhibition. Visitors can create their own drawings based on the subjects of anatomy, architecture and landscape. Included with admission to the exhibition.


The fully-illustrated Drawn to Art: French Artists and Art Lovers in 18th-Century Rome exhibition catalogue includes essays by curator Sonia Couturier and a dozen experts, as well as a preface by Pierre Rosenberg. 256 pages. Available in separate English and French versions at the NGC Bookstore and online.