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Activities & Events

  • Sunday April 20, 2014
  • 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

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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. 

    Learn more

  • 11:00 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
    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.

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: Coffre by Unknown (École italienne, Toscane - XVe siècle)

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French 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 C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: Coffre by Unknown (École italienne, Toscane - XVe siècle)

    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
    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 April 21, 2014
  • 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

  • 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
    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. 

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

    Learn more

  • 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 C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Monsieur de Buissy by Joseph Siffred Duplessis

    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 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.

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: Monsieur de Buissy by Joseph Siffred Duplessis

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

  • Tuesday April 22, 2014
  • 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

  • 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
    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
    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. 

    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
    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
    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.

    Learn more

  • 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 A108

    Featured artwork for this talk: La maison du guide, Algonquin by Arthur Lismer

    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 C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: No. 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.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A108

    Featured artwork for this talk: La maison du guide, Algonquin by Arthur Lismer

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

  • Wednesday April 23, 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
    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
    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.

    Learn more

  • event
    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. 

    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
    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
    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
    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 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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Nature morte aux fruits et papillons by Jean Davidsz de Heem

    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 C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Salutation of Beatrice by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    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 C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Nature morte aux fruits et papillons by Jean Davidsz de Heem

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

  • Thursday April 24, 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
    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
    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. 

    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
    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
    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 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.

    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
    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 Abbott and a Donor 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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'Assomption de la vierge by Neri di Bicci

    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 C201a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Virgin and Child with St Anthony Abbott and a Donor 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.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'Assomption de la vierge by Neri di Bicci

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

  • 5:30 PM
    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 French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    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.

  • 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 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 French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Souvenir of the Russian Opera Season by Kees van Dongen

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

  • Friday April 25, 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
    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
    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.

    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
    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
    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. 

    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
    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.

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: La danseuse by Antonio Canova

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

  • 12:15 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.

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: La danseuse by Antonio Canova

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

  • Saturday April 26, 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

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    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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 C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: Age of Bronze by Auguste Rodin

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le verre d'absinthe by Georges Braque

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French 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 Third-class Carriage by Honoré Daumier

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le verre d'absinthe by Georges Braque

    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
    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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  • 2:30 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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