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, please call 613-990-4888 or email reservations@gallery.ca
  • Tickets on sale two months prior to visit
  • Please enquire about adaptations we can offer to make our programs accessible.

Themes Available


From Monday 12 October 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016
Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection
Encompassing the entire Victorian era, this exhibition charts the broad evolution of British draftsmanship and illustrates the new appreciation developed for the art of drawing during the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901.

Prints, Drawings & Photography Galleries.

From Tuesday 3 November 2015 to Sunday 14 February 2016
Monet: A Bridge to Modernity
This exhibition brings together 12 seminal works from collections around the world to explore Claude Monet’s innovative experiments with the motif of the bridge between 1872 and 1875, in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War.

In the exhibition space.

From December 2015 to the end of March 2016
New Inuit Art Installations
Come discover the outstanding artworks of the new Inuit installations.  Grouped according to various styles – minimalism, abstraction, surrealism, naturalism – these sculptures and works on paper each communicate in its own fascinating way the message of the artist.

In the permanent collection.

From February to 24 April 2016
Contemporary Women Artists
What are women up to in contemporary art? Inspired by myth and nature, and depicting various approaches to figuration, the works of Kiki Smith, Valérie Blass and Ann Chu, among others, offer a wonderful opportunity to discuss the representation of form – human or otherwise – in art.

In the permanent collection

From April to May 2016
Through the Looking Glass
Women have often been portrayed in stereotypical fashion: angel of the house, saintly wife, wily temptress… come and find out why and how.

In the permanent collection.

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.

Group reservations will be accepted starting January 2016.