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)

Adult Art Tour

Discover the National Gallery of Canada's collection and exhibitions, and share your insights with others. These one-hour guided tours are in English.

  • For groups
  • Cost: 7$ + Gallery admission
  • Registration required, please call 613-990-4888 or email reservations@gallery.ca
  • Minimum 10 participants
  • Tickets on sale two months prior to visit

Themes Available


From 6 January to 22 February 2015
Perception and Time: Two installations
M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician and Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion

M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician
Considered one of the best graphic artists of all time, Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is renowned for his “constructions” which defy all the rules of perspective.

Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion
This installation focuses on the relationship between time and photography, as seen through the lenses of science and art.

From 1 March to 30 April 2015
New installations in the Permanent Collection

From 1 May to 30 August 2015
Alex Colville offers a fresh perspective on the unique work of this celebrated Canadian painter, draughtsman and engraver. The exhibition also includes works by other artists, filmmakers, authors, graphic novelists and composers, meant to resonate with the work of Colville.

In the exhibition space.

In English. Ticket required.

From 6 June to 13 September 2015
Two installations
Chagall’s Daphnis & Chloé AND Luminous and True: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), famous Russian-born painter and etcher, is known for his colourful and poetic works

In his platinum and photogravure prints, Frederick Evans (1953-1943) sought a spiritual harmony between the laws of the natural and man-made worlds.