Activities & Events

  • Friday January 24, 2014
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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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  • Saturday January 25, 2014
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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
    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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  • event
    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
    Storytelling

    The four video installations in this exhibition, created by Althea Thauberger, Zin Taylor, Corin Sworn and Isabelle Pauwels present us with narratives that delve into the socio-political history of different locales.

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    Exhibition
    Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890–1918
    Special Exhibitions Galleries

    The exhibition Artists, Architects and Artisans looks at the interaction among artists, architects and artisans, as well as critics and collectors during these fruitful years. 

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    Exhibition
    New Voices from the New North
    Inuit Art Galleries

    With the assistance of independent curator Heather Campbell, the National Gallery of Canada presents outstanding artworks by Inuit artists from its collection. Ranging from sculpture to works on paper to video, the artworks are paired with commentary by diverse voices of Inuit artists, elders, youth, and other cultural and political leaders, bringing to the fore multiple perspectives on history, changes to Inuit societies, and present-day life in the new North.

    Various artists from the Canadian Arctic regions are included: Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, Luke Anguhadluq, Tony Anguhalluq, Kenojuak Ashevak, Karoo Ashevak, Kiugak Ashoona, Shuvinai Ashoona, Igloolik Isuma Productions, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Mattiusi Iyaituk, Helen Kalvak, Qavavau Manumie, Michael Massie, William Noah, Jessie Oonark, Jacoposie Oopakak, Kananginak Pootoogook, Itee Pootoogook, Pudlo Pudlat, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Nick Sikkuark and Ningeokuluk Teevee.
     
    Organized by the National Gallery of Canada.
     
    Presented in collaboration with the NAC's Northern Scene
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    Exhibition
    Paul-Émile Miot: Early Photographs of Newfoundland
    Gallery A102a
    Library and Archives Canada
    In partnership with the National Gallery of Canada
     
    In 1857 Paul-Émile Miot, a French naval officer aboard the Ardent, captained by Georges-Charles Cloué, made photographs of the waters and land around Newfoundland and Labrador. Important both for their practical information and as political tools, Miot’s images also provide evocative glimpses of Newfoundland’s past.

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  • 10:30 AM
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    General Information
    HEFFEL VALUATION DAY AT THE GALLERY
    Duration : 6h

    Four expert appraisers from Heffel Auction House will be in Ottawa for a special one-day event at the National Gallery and will be offering free verbal appraisals to the public. Heffel's appraisers will  provide advice on the value of original Canadian and international artworks including paintings, works on paper and sculptures.

    The public is encouraged to bring good quality photographs (on a phone or tablet) for large or delicate works. Appraisals will be limited to 2 per person (3 for members of the National Gallery). Pre-registration is recommended in order to guarantee time with an appraiser. 

    Heffel is Canada's largest fine art auction house with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

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  • 11:00 AM
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    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Great Hall Balcony

    Featured artwork for this talk: Ptarmigan Vase by George Paulding Farnham

    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
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    Workshops
    Artissimo
    Duration : 5h
    Garden Court

    Weekends and statutory holidays
    From 11 am to 4 pm

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

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  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Café el Pasaje, La Havane by James Wilson Morrice

    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
    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.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Café el Pasaje, La Havane by James Wilson Morrice

    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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