The NGC’s online magazine—a frequently updated source of information about the Canadian art world and the goings-on at the National Gallery of Canada. This online magazine includes exclusive interviews with artists; studio visits; interactive features; videos; short films; photo galleries; recommendations on exhibitions, films and books; as well as behind-the-scenes access and developments in the world of art that readers will not be able to find anywhere else. Go to ngcmagazine.ca now » Subscribe to the Magazine eNewsletter »
Drawn from our collection and loans from the Louise Bourgeois Trust, this installation pays homage to the remarkable career of Louise Bourgeois, one of the world’s most-celebrated contemporary artists. Included are works from her very first solo sculpture exhibition in New York in 1949, as well as the NGC’s recent acquisition Cell (The Last Climb) (2008), the last of the more than 20 large-scale cell sculptures she produced. Her monumental spider on the Gallery’s outdoor Plaza, Maman (1999, cast 2003) is one of the artist's most-recognized public art sculptures and has become an Ottawa landmark. Born in France, she spent most of her life in New York City.