Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

Flower Power at the National Gallery of Canada and a Spring Tea Party at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

Ottawa, Canada - May 3, 2001

Art aficionados will be tiptoeing down the Tulip Route to family fun and spring celebrations again this year. As official sites of the Canadian Tulip Festival, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography welcome visitors of all ages. An exciting programme of exhibitions and special activities awaits. Admission to CMCP and to the NGC's permanent collection galleries is free for everyone, every day.

Elusive Paradise: The Millennium Prize - until Sunday 13 May
To mark the turn of the millennium, the National Gallery of Canada celebrates excellence in contemporary art by presenting the work of ten international artists in the exhibition Elusive Paradise: The Millennium Prize. Come see and hear for yourself why Canadian artist Janet Cardiff won the $50,000 cash prize. Call (613) 990-1985 for ticket information. Admission is free for all on Museums' Day, Sunday 13 May, the last day of the exhibition.

Anyone for Tea at CMCP? - Sunday 13 May, 1 pm to 4 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Come to the Zany Photographers' Spring Tea Party and celebrate Museums' Day with the family. There will be plenty of games and fun for all. Free admission. Call (613) 990-2659 for details.

Flower Power - Sunday 20 May, 11 am to 4 pm
For children aged 3 and up accompanied by an adult. Discover a special flower display in the National Gallery of Canada's Colonnade. Find out why for centuries artists have been fascinated with painting flowers and then create your own bouquet in the Artissimo kiosk. Admission is free. No registration required. Call (613) 990-1985 for details.
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