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Activities & Events

  • Sunday May 25, 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
    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
    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
    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
    ...from the Transit Bar
    Galleries B102

    Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. 

    This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.

    Hours
    Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Thursday from noon to 7:30 pm
    Friday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

    Menu
    Vodka  (Stolichnaya)
    Whiskey  (Cutty Sark)
    Perrier
    Dasani Water
    Orange Juice
    Soft Drinks
    Chips

    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
    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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  • 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

  • 11:00 AM
    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.

  • 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 en majesté entourés de saints by Jacopo di Cione

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rock Drill by Jacob Epstein

    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 C201a

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Vierge et l'Enfant en majesté entourés de saints by Jacopo di Cione

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

  • Monday May 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

    Learn more

  • event
    Exhibition
    ...from the Transit Bar
    Galleries B102

    Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. 

    This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.

    Hours
    Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Thursday from noon to 7:30 pm
    Friday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

    Menu
    Vodka  (Stolichnaya)
    Whiskey  (Cutty Sark)
    Perrier
    Dasani Water
    Orange Juice
    Soft Drinks
    Chips

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

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

    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 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 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 C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Iris by Vincent van Gogh

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

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

    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 C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Iris by Vincent van Gogh

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

  • Tuesday May 27, 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
    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
    ...from the Transit Bar
    Galleries B102

    Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. 

    This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.

    Hours
    Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Thursday from noon to 7:30 pm
    Friday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

    Menu
    Vodka  (Stolichnaya)
    Whiskey  (Cutty Sark)
    Perrier
    Dasani Water
    Orange Juice
    Soft Drinks
    Chips

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

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

    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

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A109b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rollande by Prudence Heward

    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: Jean-Pierre Hoschedé et Michel Monet au bord de l'Epte by Claude Monet

    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 A109b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rollande by Prudence Heward

    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: Jean-Pierre Hoschedé et Michel Monet au bord de l'Epte by Claude Monet

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

  • Wednesday May 28, 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
    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
    ...from the Transit Bar
    Galleries B102

    Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. 

    This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.

    Hours
    Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Thursday from noon to 7:30 pm
    Friday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

    Menu
    Vodka  (Stolichnaya)
    Whiskey  (Cutty Sark)
    Perrier
    Dasani Water
    Orange Juice
    Soft Drinks
    Chips

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

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

    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

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: Christian von Conersheim and his Wife Elisabeth von Brauweiler by Barthel (the Elder) Bruyn

    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 C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Annunciation by Master of Serumido

    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.

  • Thursday May 29, 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
    ...from the Transit Bar
    Galleries B102

    Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. 

    This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.

    Hours
    Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Thursday from noon to 7:30 pm
    Friday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

    Menu
    Vodka  (Stolichnaya)
    Whiskey  (Cutty Sark)
    Perrier
    Dasani Water
    Orange Juice
    Soft Drinks
    Chips

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

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

    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
    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

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208c

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Man by Francisco Bayeu

    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 C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: La diseuse de bonne aventure by Simon Vouet

    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 C208c

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Man by Francisco Bayeu

    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 C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: La diseuse de bonne aventure by Simon Vouet

    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 A110

    Featured artwork for this talk: Sous le vent de l'île (1.47) by Paul-Émile Borduas

    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 C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Maffeo Barberini, Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

    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 A110

    Featured artwork for this talk: Sous le vent de l'île (1.47) by Paul-Émile Borduas

    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 C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Maffeo Barberini, Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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

  • Friday May 30, 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
    ...from the Transit Bar
    Galleries B102

    Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. 

    This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.

    Hours
    Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Thursday from noon to 7:30 pm
    Friday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

    Menu
    Vodka  (Stolichnaya)
    Whiskey  (Cutty Sark)
    Perrier
    Dasani Water
    Orange Juice
    Soft Drinks
    Chips

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

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

    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

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C207

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Church of S. Maria della Salute, Venice by Francesco Guardi

    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: Sainte Catherine d'Alexandrie by Simone Martini

    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
    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape - Book Presentation by Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Susan Herrington, author.
    Duration : 1h
    Auditorium

    In Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, Susan Herrington places Oberlander within a larger social and aesthetic context, chronicling both her personal and professional trajectory and her work in New York, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Seattle, Berlin, Toronto, and Montreal. Oberlander is a progenitor of some of the most significant currents informing landscape architecture today, particularly in the area of ecological focus. In her thorough biography, Herrington draws much-deserved attention to one of the truly important figures in landscape architecture.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Head of an Old Woman by Peter Paul Rubens

    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: Sainte Catherine d'Alexandrie by Simone Martini

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

  • Saturday May 31, 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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    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
    ...from the Transit Bar
    Galleries B102

    Vera Frenkel’s …from the Transit Bar is a seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, comprising video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. 

    This summer, viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit and share their own stories while ordering a drink …from the Transit Bar.

    Hours
    Wednesday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Thursday from noon to 7:30 pm
    Friday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

    Menu
    Vodka  (Stolichnaya)
    Whiskey  (Cutty Sark)
    Perrier
    Dasani Water
    Orange Juice
    Soft Drinks
    Chips

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

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

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  • 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
    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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  • 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 A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

    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 A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

    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.

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