A Meeting of the School Trustees

Robert Harris
A Meeting of the School Trustees (Detail), 1885
oil on canvas
102.2 x 126.5 cm
Purchased 1886
National Gallery of Canada (no. 6)

Group Tours for Adults

Discover the National Gallery of Canada's collection and exhibitions, and share your insights, on a one-hour guided tour for adults. Groups must include a minimum of 10 people.

  • Cost: 7$ + Gallery admission
  • Registration required three weeks in advance. Please call 613-990-4888 or email reservations@gallery.ca
  • Please enquire about adaptations we can offer to make our programs accessible.

Themes Available

2016

From Monday 2 May to Sunday 4 September 2016 
Picasso: Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints
At the height of his career, Picasso produced a series of 100 etchings and drypoints for the avant-garde art dealer Ambroise Vollard. The set is considered to be the greatest group of prints produced in the 20th century. Learn about the themes that preoccupied Picasso and how the Vollard Suite came to be.

In the exhibition space.

From Monday 13 June to Sunday 11 September 2016
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842)
Considered the most important female painter of her time, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun’s brilliant talent blossomed at an early age and she became the official portraitist of Queen Marie-Antoinette in 1778. This retrospective showcases her important body of work.

In the exhibition space.

2016–2017

Group reservations will be accepted starting 23 August 2016.

From Tuesday 20 September to Sunday 6 November 2016
Fashion Statement
Explore the world of fashion from the Renaissance to today. Learn more about why people dressed the way they did. Discover how what we wear reveals something about the time in which we live.

In the permanent collection.

From Tuesday 8 November 2016 to Sunday 12 February 2017
From the Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada: 

  • The Intimate World of Josef Sudek (exhibition on view 28 October 2016 to 26 February 2017) 
  • Cutline: The Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail (exhibition on view 28 October 2016 to 12 February 2017)

Josef Sudek is considered early 20th-century Czechoslovakia’s foremost experimentalist in the medium of photography. Discover how his work reveals the poetry hidden in the simplest of objects and scenes of everyday life.

Selected from The Globe and Mail’s archives, Cutline features powerful, compelling and provocative photographs that depict defining moments of the 20th century.  Revisit the golden age of Canadian newspaper photography.

In the exhibition spaces.

From Tuesday 29 November 2016 to Sunday 16 April 2017
Alex Janvier
(exhibition on view 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017)
Self-described as the “first Canadian native modernist,” Alex Janvier is from the Dene Nation in Cold Lake, Alberta. This major retrospective explores his unique mix of symbolic content and rhythmic abstractions of natural forms. Learn more about how Janvier’s life experiences informed his painting and how he became an iconic figure in Canadian art.

In the exhibition space.

From Tuesday 21 February to Sunday 30 April 2017
Art: The Mirror of Society
Whether consciously or not, artists often use their works to reflect the world they live in. Come find out what artists and their work have to say about the nature of society.

In the permanent collection.