pop stop

Take a break at the “Pop Stop” and have your say on our talk back wall. For history buffs, a chronology marks the dates and events that surround Pop Life.

pop talks

Daily AT 1:00 PM
Further explore works in the exhibition Pop Life. Ten-minute Pop Talks take place in front of one work in the exhibition. The daily schedule is posted. Meet at the "Pop Spot." Free with admission to the exhibition.

lectures

pop talks

Daily at 1 pm
Further explore works in the exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World. Ten-minute Pop Talks take place in front of one work in the exhibition. The daily schedule is posted. Meet at the "Pop Spot." Free with admission to the exhibition.

pop after pop

Saturday 12 June at 1 pm
Many contemporary artists have shown a similar fascination with commerce, the media and celebrity. Like Warhol, they have found that marketing and publicity provide a way of engaging with the modern world far beyond the narrow confines of the studio, gallery and museum. Join exhibition co-curators Jack Bankowsky, editor-at-large, Artforum magazine, Alison M. Gingeras, chief curator of the François Pinault Collection, Thomas Crow the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art and Associate Provost for the Arts at New York University, and Canadian artist AA Bronson, founding member of General Idea, for a frank discussion. In the Auditorium. Tickets: adults $15, students and seniors $12, members $10. Gallery admission not included.

sold out? debating the legacy of pop art

Thursday 17 June, from 7 to 8 pm
Art has sparked controversy for centuries. Join Robert Enright, senior contributing editor of Border Crossings Magazine and Blake Gopnik, chief art critic for the Washington Post as they square off in a heated debate on contemporary art in the context of the National Gallery’s exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World. Moderated by CBC’s Carol Off. Simultaneous translation provided. In the Auditorium. Tickets: adults $10, students and seniors $8, members $7. Gallery admission not included.

Presented by the National Gallery and The Walrus magazine.

jeff koons and his work

Saturday 26 June at 2 pm
Join Scott Rothkopf, curator at The Whitney Museum of American Art and Pop Life catalogue contributor for an evening of discussion on Jeff Koons and his work. Tickets: adults $5, seniors and students $4, members $3. Gallery admission not included.