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Activities & Events

  • Sunday May 18, 2014
  • event
    Exhibition
    Masterpiece in Focus: Thomas Couture in the Studio
    Gallery C218

    Thomas Couture (1815–1879) was one of the most celebrated painters in Paris during his lifetime and was renowned for his bold technique and sensational subject matter. This exhibition will focus on Couture’s drawing and painting techniques, as well as allowing a behind-the-scenes look at the recent treatment of the painting Supper at the Maison d’Or also known as Each Party has its Ending.

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    Exhibition
    Arctic Images from the Turn of the Twentieth Century

    From the times of early exploration, the Arctic has excited the European imagination. Inspired by its land and people, artists have rendered the Arctic as a desolate region of austere and sublime beauty where stolid icebergs float in empty grey seas, and barren mountains rise imperiously from icy waters. Photography added exponentially to this cultural cache of imagery. 

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    Exhibition
    The Library of Fritz Brandtner
    NGC Library and Archives

    The exhibition presents a selection from the library of Fritz Brandtner(1896-1969), an accomplished artist influenced by Modernism and Expressionism.

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    Exhibition
    Candice Breitz: Him + Her
    Gallery B203b and B203c

    Twenty-eight Meryl Streeps and twenty-three Jack Nicholsons appear intermittently across the fourteen  monitors and two darkened rooms that comprise South African-born, Berlin-based, artist Candice Breitz’s 2008 video installation Him + Her

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    Exhibition
    Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet
    Rideau Chapel

    The publicly and critically acclaimed Forty-Part Motet is now back on display at the National Gallery of Canada. Forty separately-recorded choir voices are played back through 40 speakers positioned around the NGC’s Rideau Chapel.

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    Exhibition
    ...from the Transit Bar
    Galleries B102

    Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. 

    This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.

    Hours
    Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Thursday from noon to 7:30 pm
    Friday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

    Menu
    Vodka  (Stolichnaya)
    Whiskey  (Cutty Sark)
    Perrier
    Dasani Water
    Orange Juice
    Soft Drinks
    Chips

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    Exhibition
    The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2014
    Gallery B101 and B109

    Since 2000, the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts have added a prestigious yet very human dimension to the history of visual and media arts in Canada.

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    Exhibition
    Charles Edenshaw

    Charles Edenshaw is the first major survey of work by the acclaimed 19th-century Haida artist. This comprehensive exhibition of 80 objects presents the full range of Edenshaw’s creative output and considers the artist’s incredible legacy within Northwest Coast art past and present.

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    Exhibition
    Fischli & Weiss: The Way Things Go
    Gallery B106

    The NGC presents The Way Things Go (1987). Drawing crowds wherever it has been exhibited, the highly acclaimed 30-minute recording of a spectacular chain reaction of household and industrial objects was created by the Swiss artists Peter Fischli and the late David Weiss. 

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  • 10:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Woman in a Hat with Flowers by Pablo Picasso

    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. 

    Families can discover artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and use their experiences as inspiration for art making. This summer, creative projects are inspired by the exhibition Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination. Families can explore the world of fairy tales, caricatures, movement in drawing and illustration techniques.

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  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: N° 16 by Mark Rothko

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

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Landscape by the Sea: the Côte d'Azur near Agay by André Derain

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

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Retour à la tranchée by C.R.W. Nevinson

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

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: Returning to the Trenches by C.R.W. Nevinson

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

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C218

    Featured artwork for this talk: Chaque fête a son lendemain by Thomas Couture

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

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Mechanic by Fernand Léger

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C217

    Featured artwork for this talk: Fontaine by Marcel Duchamp

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

  • 2:30 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.

  • 3:00 PM
    music
    Concerts
    Music in the Galleries
    Gallery A110 (Candian Galleries)

    Daniel Martin and Mélanie Cloutier

  • 3:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Espoir I by Gustav Klimt

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

  • 3:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C217

    Featured artwork for this talk: Perspective: Madame Récamier by David by René Magritte

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

  • 4:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vénus by Lucas (l'aîné) Cranach

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

  • 4:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C217

    Featured artwork for this talk: Perspective: Madame Récamier by David by René Magritte

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

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