Activities & Events

  • Sunday March 02, 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
    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.

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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.

    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
    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 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.

  • 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 C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le Pont de Narni by Camille Corot

    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 C212

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Letter by James Tissot

    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 C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le Pont de Narni by Camille Corot

    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
    Ruskin Spotlight Talks
    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

  • 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

  • Monday March 03, 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
    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
    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
    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
    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

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: 1949-G by Clyfford Still

    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 C213

    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.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Seated Man by Frans Hals

    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 C213

    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.

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Ruskin Spotlight Talks
    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

  • 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

  • Tuesday March 04, 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
    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
    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
    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
    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

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A106

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Flood Gate by Homer Watson

    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 C201a

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Vierge et l'Enfant avec saint Antoine abbé et un donateur by Hans Memling

    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 A106

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Flood Gate by Homer Watson

    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 C201a

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Vierge et l'Enfant avec saint Antoine abbé et un donateur by Hans Memling

    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
    Ruskin Spotlight Talks
    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

  • 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

  • Wednesday March 05, 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
    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
    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
    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
    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

  • 11:00 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 C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: N° 29, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

    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 C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: N° 29, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

    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
    Ruskin Spotlight Talks
    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

  • 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

  • Thursday March 06, 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
    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
    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
    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
    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 C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Caesar Crossing the Rubicon by Jean-Léon Gérôme

    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 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.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Caesar Crossing the Rubicon by Jean-Léon Gérôme

    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 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.

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Ruskin Spotlight Talks
    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

  • 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

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208c

    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.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Paysage avec un temple de Bacchus by Claude Lorrain

    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

  • 6:30 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.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Paysage avec un temple de Bacchus by Claude Lorrain

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

  • Friday March 07, 2014
  • 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
    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
    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
    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.

    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 C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: A Distant View of Rome from Monte Mario by Richard Wilson

    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 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.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: A Distant View of Rome from Monte Mario by Richard Wilson

    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
    Meet the Experts
    Meet the Curator: Robin Wright
    Inuit Art Galleries

    Visit the exhibition Charles Edenshaw with Associate Curator Robin Wright, Endowed Professor of Art History at the University of Washington and Director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art.

    English with bilingual question period. Free with Gallery admission

    Learn more

  • 12:30 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.

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Ruskin Spotlight Talks
    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

  • 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

  • Saturday March 08, 2014
  • 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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Assumption of the Virgin by Neric di Bicci

    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 A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Arbres au printemps by David B. Milne

    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 C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vulcan and Aeolus by Piero di Cosimo

    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: Arbres au printemps by David B. Milne

    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
    Ruskin Spotlight Talks
    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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  • 2:00 PM
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    Talks
    Conversation with James Hart and Robin Wright
    Auditorium

    James Hart is one of the Northwest Coast’s most accomplished artists.

    Associate Curator Robin Wright is the Endowed Professor of Art History at the University of Washington and Director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art

    English with bilingual question period. No charge. In conjunction with the Charles Edenshaw exhibition

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  • 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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