Week View

February 16 to February 22, 2014

Activities & Events

  • Sunday February 16, 2014
  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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. 

    Learn more

  • information
    General Information
    Celebrate Winterlude at the National Gallery of Canada

    31 January to 17 February, 2014

    Once again this winter, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will be hosting fun and entertaining activities during Winterlude 2014. From January 31 to February 17, 2014, families and visitors of all ages are invited to warm up inside the Gallery.

    Learn more

  • event
    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

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    Exhibition
    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer focuses on the creative genius of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as represented in his draughtsmanship. Of great beauty and of a very personal nature, these varied drawings celebrate the extraordinary creative heritage Ruskin left to British art. 

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Virgin and Child with St. Anthony Abbot and a Donor by Hans Hemling

    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

    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.

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    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 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 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 English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Ruskin Spotlight Talks (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes

    10-minute talks on a work in the exhibition John Ruskin: Artist and Observer. In English.

    *In conjunction with the John Ruskin exhibition

    Learn more

  • 3:00 PM
    music
    Concerts
    Music in the Galleries

    Rene Gely will play English and Northern Italian music of the mid-19th century on guitar in the galleries of the J. Ruskin exhibition.

    *In conjunction with the John Ruskin exhibition

    Learn more

  • Monday February 17, 2014
  • event
    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

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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. 

    Learn more

  • information
    General Information
    Celebrate Winterlude at the National Gallery of Canada

    31 January to 17 February, 2014

    Once again this winter, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will be hosting fun and entertaining activities during Winterlude 2014. From January 31 to February 17, 2014, families and visitors of all ages are invited to warm up inside the Gallery.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • information
    General Information
    The Gallery will be opened for Ontario Family Day
    The Gallery is celebrating Ontario Family Day by offering a $20 discount on Family Memberships. The discount is valid on February 17, 2014 in person, by phone at 613-990-1298 or online* at NGCmembership.ca.
     
    Come celebrate with us for a fun filled day with a series of special activities for the whole family.
     
    Take part in Artissimo activities from 10am to 4:45pm, watch Junkyard Symphony perform their percussion, acrobatics and comedy show at 1pm and sip comforting hot chocolate** in the afternoon.
     
    *To get this discount use promo code FAMILY2014 when ordering online
    **While quantities last

    Learn more

  • event
    Exhibition
    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer focuses on the creative genius of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as represented in his draughtsmanship. Of great beauty and of a very personal nature, these varied drawings celebrate the extraordinary creative heritage Ruskin left to British art. 

    Learn more

  • 10:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo
    Duration : 6h, 45 minutes

    Hands on activities for families.

    Learn more

  • 10:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Woman (after a 16th-century Florentine drawing) by Edgar Degas

    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
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jean Le Juge et sa famille by Hyacinthe Rigaud

    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
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Woman (after a 16th-century Florentine drawing) by Edgar Degas

    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 A101a

    Featured artwork for this talk: La famille Woolsey by William Berczy

    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
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A101a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Woolsey Family by William Berczy

    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 A102

    Featured artwork for this talk: Josephte Ourné by Joseph Légaré

    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
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A105

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mortgaging the Homestead by George A. Reid

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jacaranda by Alexander Calder

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

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Welcome Man by Emily Carr

    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
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A101a

    Featured artwork for this talk: La famille Woolsey by William Berczy

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

  • 3:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A112b

    Featured artwork for this talk: To Prince Edward Island by Alex Colville

    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 A102

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le chantier maritime d'Allan Gilmour and Company à l'anse au Foulon, à Québec, vu du sud by Robert C. Todd

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

  • 4:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A108

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Jack Pine by Tom Thomson

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

  • Tuesday February 18, 2014
  • event
    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. 

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    Exhibition
    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer focuses on the creative genius of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as represented in his draughtsmanship. Of great beauty and of a very personal nature, these varied drawings celebrate the extraordinary creative heritage Ruskin left to British art. 

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A112b

    Featured artwork for this talk: To Prince Edward island by Alex Colville

    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 A1212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Fantaisie de corail by Jock Macdonald

    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
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A112b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Child and Dog by Alex Colville

    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 A1212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Fantaisie de corail by Jock Macdonald

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

  • Wednesday February 19, 2014
  • event
    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. 

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    Exhibition
    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer focuses on the creative genius of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as represented in his draughtsmanship. Of great beauty and of a very personal nature, these varied drawings celebrate the extraordinary creative heritage Ruskin left to British art. 

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Forest by Paul Cézanne

    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 A102

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'auberge du Cheval blanc au clair de lune by Cornelius Krieghoff

    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
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Port of Antwerp by Georges Braque

    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 A102

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'auberge du Cheval blanc au clair de lune by Cornelius Krieghoff

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

  • Thursday February 20, 2014
  • event
    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. 

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    Exhibition
    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer focuses on the creative genius of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as represented in his draughtsmanship. Of great beauty and of a very personal nature, these varied drawings celebrate the extraordinary creative heritage Ruskin left to British art. 

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le jugement de Suzanne by François Boucher

    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
    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.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le jugement de Suzanne by François Boucher

    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 C209

    Featured artwork for this talk: Bacchus et Ariane 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.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C209

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Empress Josephine by Joseph Chinard

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

  • 6:00 PM
    studio
    Workshops
    Thursday Night Drawing (in conjunction with the John Ruskin exhibition)
    Duration : 1h, 45 minutes

    In-gallery observational drawing session in the exhibition John Ruskin:  Artist and Observer.

    Please meet the Interpreter at the exhibition entrance. Free with gallery admission.  Bilingual.

    Learn more

  • 6:00 PM
    film
    Films
    "This is Civilisation" (in conjunction with the John Ruskin exhibition)
    Duration : 1h

    In the Lecture Hall.  Free with gallery admission.  In English

    This is Civilisation, episode 3, “Save Our Souls”, 2007, 49 minutes

    Artist and critic Matthew Collings explores the ideas and the impact of John Ruskin.  

    Learn more

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C209

    Featured artwork for this talk: Bacchus et Ariane 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
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Charles I as Prince of Wales by Daniel (the Elder) Mytens

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

  • Friday February 21, 2014
  • event
    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. 

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • event
    Exhibition
    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer focuses on the creative genius of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as represented in his draughtsmanship. Of great beauty and of a very personal nature, these varied drawings celebrate the extraordinary creative heritage Ruskin left to British art. 

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  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of Meyer de Haan by Paul Gauguin

    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 A105

    Featured artwork for this talk: Une rencontre des commissaires d'école by Robert Harris

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

  • 12:15 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery B206

    Featured artwork for this talk: the nominal three (to William of Ockham) by Dan Flavin

    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 A105

    Featured artwork for this talk: Une rencontre des commissaires d'école by Robert Harris

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

  • Saturday February 22, 2014
  • event
    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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  • event
    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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  • event
    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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  • event
    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

    Learn more

  • event
    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.

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • 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.

    Learn more

  • event
    Exhibition
    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    John Ruskin: Artist and Observer focuses on the creative genius of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as represented in his draughtsmanship. Of great beauty and of a very personal nature, these varied drawings celebrate the extraordinary creative heritage Ruskin left to British art. 

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A109

    Featured artwork for this talk: Cobalt by Yvonne McKague Housser

    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

    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 C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: Ève, le serpent et la Mort by Hans (dit Grien) Baldung

    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 C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: At the Café-concert by Edgar Degas

    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 C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: Ève, le serpent et la Mort by Hans (dit Grien) Baldung

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

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Ruskin Spotlight Talks (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes

    10-minute talks on a work in the exhibition John Ruskin: Artist and Observer. In English.

    *In conjunction with the John Ruskin exhibition

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