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Activities & Events

  • Thursday July 17, 2014
  • event
    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
    Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine and The West Wind
    Masterpiece in Focus
    Gallery C218

    Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

    The two large canvases on display in Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine and The West Wind were painted during Tom Thomson's last winter. Now iconic images, the paintings seem to represent the grandeur and beauty of a uniquely Canadian environment.

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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
    Les fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire, illustrations by Emile Bernard
    NGC Library and Archives

    Les Fleurs du Mal, the most famous work of the poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867), is brought to life by the vivid woodcut illustrations made by artist Émile Bernard (1868-1941).

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    Exhibition
    The Great War: The Persuasive Power of Photography
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    This exhibition brings together a diverse and remarkable selection of photographs drawn from national and international collections in an effort to illustrate the many important roles that photography played during the war.

    Organized by the National Gallery of Canada with the generous collaboration of the Archive of Modern Conflict, London; Archive of Modern Conflict, Toronto; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia; Canadian War Museum, Ottawa; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa; Neil David MacDonald; Musée de l’Armée, Paris; Ryerson Image Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto; The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Library; Wilson Centre for Photography, London

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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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    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
    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
    Gustave Doré (1832–1883): Master of Imagination
    Special Exhibitions Galleries

    Draftsman, painter and sculptor, Gustave Doré is arguably the most renowned illustrator of all time. 

    Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Musée d’Orsay.

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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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  • 9:00 AM
    information
    General Information
    Summer Day Camps for Kids
    Duration : 7h

    This summer let your creativity run wild! Summer Day Camps are back. Visit Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination and the permanent collection to create fabulous masterpieces in the studio. Explore painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and cartooning while making lasting memories. A five-day camp filled with art, games and fun in the sun! 

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  • 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
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: St. Catherine of Alexandria by Simone Martini

    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 A109

    Featured artwork for this talk: Paysage à Hochelaga by Marc-Aurèle Fortin

    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: Iris by Vincent van Gogh

    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 A109

    Featured artwork for this talk: Paysage à Hochelaga by Marc-Aurèle Fortin

    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
    Gustave Doré Talks
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Special Exhibitions Galleries

    Included with admission to the exhibition  •  Meet in the exhibition space

    Ten-minute talks on a work or theme in the exhibition.

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  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Gustave Doré Talks (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Special Exhibitions Galleries

    Included with admission to the exhibition  •  Meet in the exhibition space

    Ten-minute talks on a work or theme in the exhibition.

     

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  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Proun 8 Stellungen (Proun 8 Positions) by El Lissitzky

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

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A112b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vers l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard by Alex Colville

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

  • 6:00 PM
    film
    Films
    Film Series - Faust
    Duration : 1h, 56 minutes
    Lecture Hall

    Free admission  •  PG - Frightening scenes, disturbing content  •  Language: Silent

    Explore Gustave Doré’s influence on filmmakers every Thursday at 6 pm and Sunday at 2 pm from 26 June to 21 August.

  • 6:30 PM
    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.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A112b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vers l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard by Alex Colville

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

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