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Explore your National Gallery through unique behind-the-scenes tours. Discover hidden treasures while appreciating how exhibitions are installed and acquisitions are made. Understand how masterpieces are brought back to life. Learn how to start an art collection. Socialize and network with like-minded art enthusiasts while enjoying food and drinks. Become an art philanthropist and support one of the world’s most renowned visual arts institutions.
We are pleased to add a special new benefit exclusively for our [Untitled] members: front of the line access to our popular TIFF Film Circuit series and the Contemporary Conversations / Art in Embassies program. As an [Untitled] member you will receive exclusive invitations to attend these fantastic events free of charge.
Please note that these events reach capacity quickly. You must reserve by the RSVP date to ensure a ticket.
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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Technical Services department
Join us for an exclusive look at the inner workings of the National Gallery of Canada as we take a tour of rarely seen areas and learn how the Gallery receives artwork and prepares exhibitions with Chief of Technical Services, Jean-François Castonguay.
Dinner and Debate
Join us in the Library and Archives of the National Gallery of Canada for dinner and lively debate between Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art and Anabelle Kienle-Poñka, Associate Curator, European and American Art.
Join us as we celebrate all things contemporary and Canadian!
First, artist Geoffrey Farmer will give us a once-in-a-lifetime, behind-the-scenes look at his installation Leaves of Grass in the 2014 Canadian Biennial exhibition. We will join the artist and his installation team for a preview of this award-winning work to learn what goes into installing this amazing piece. We will follow-up with the best in Canadian contemporary cuisine and a special theme cocktail.
Director Marc Mayer gives us an tour of the Jack Bush exhibition.
After the Gallery is closed to the public, we will get an all-access tour of the Jack Bush exhibition with Marc Mayer, Director of the NGC and curator of the show. We will follow-up with lively discussion and fantastic food!
Go inside the Prints and Drawings vaults!
Join Sonia Del Re, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, as she takes us on a special tour of an area where only a few have access: the Prints and Drawings vaults. We’ll tour the stunning collection of the National Gallery’s works on paper.
Secret Lives’ with Stephen Gritt
Stephen Gritt, Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will take us through the collection stopping to speak about three different works of art. As we visit these works in the European, Canadian and Contemporary galleries we will learn about the ins and outs of restoration and conservation and the Secret lives of a few of our national treasures.
Library after Dark
Join us in the Library of the NGC for an intimate presentation about the globalization of Contemporary art by Marc Mayer, Director and CEO. A light supper will be served in this beautiful and rarely seen space, where you will be amazed by the view of Roxy Paine’s One Hundred Foot Line and the surrounding landscape at night.
Behind the Scenes
Go behind the scenes and visit the Contemporary Art vaults with Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator.
Join us for a special [Untitled] event in partnership with the U.S. Mission in Canada’s Contemporary Conversations and the Art in Embassies program. We will take an exclusive tour of the Kiki Smith and Tony Smith: Masterpiece in Focus exhibition with Rhiannon Vogl, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, and artist Kiki Smith.
Artist Chris Cran gives us a special tour and preview of his exhibition, Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours, before it opens to the public!
Join us as we kick off the season with a visit of Vigée Le Brun!
You are cordially invited to attend a private tour of the exhibition Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun with Paul Lang, Deputy Director and Chief Curator as well as co-curator of the exhibition. Explore the life and work of this celebrated 18th-century French portraitist, one of the most important female artists of all time.
Art and Breakfast
Come spend the morning with us! Join us for a light breakfast followed by an exclusive tour led by our Education staff, during which we will explore strategies for looking at art. Stay tuned for further details.
Mark your calendars now for a special visit to Art Toronto!
Marc Mayer, Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada, will give us an exclusive tour of this art fair. Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is one of the most important annual art events in Canada. Further details and information to be confirmed soon. Please note that participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements.