The National Gallery of Canada is proud to partner again this year with the National Capital Commission and celebrate Winterlude in Ottawa-Gatineau.
Celebrate the joys of winter with breathtaking exhibitions, intriguing installations, an unusual self-guided tour, daily mini-talks and entertaining activities for families.
Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012
Now extended to 18 February, this exhibition highlights more than 100 exceptional artworks by different generations of artists - emergent, mid-career and established “senior” artists alike. Use Wi-Fi access to share your thoughts on social media or watch artist interviews on iPads in the exhibition space.
Don McCullin: A Retrospective
This exhibition of 134 black and white photographs by British photojournalist Don McCullin traces the artist’s journey from working class England to the world’s most notorious conflict zones.
Martin Creed: Work No. 202: Half the air in a given space
Martin Creed drastically alters our perception of space by creating an environment that is both playful and claustrophobic. In this installation, he gives form to the air that surrounds us by precisely measuring and capturing half of it inside nearly twenty thousand black balloons.
Pierre Huyghe: A Journey That Wasn’t
In this unusual video installation, French artist Pierre Huyghe navigates between fact and fiction and merges two events of his creation: an Antarctic expedition in search of an albino creature, and a re-enactment of that voyage as an elaborate concert and lightshow.
Artissimo for Families
Saturdays, Sundays and Monday 18 February from 11 am to 4 pm
Explore the artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, then use your experience as inspiration for art-making.
Meet the Artists
Saturday 9 February from 1 pm to 3 pm
Painters Leslie Reid, Will Gorlitz, Simon Hughes, Michael Merrill, and Joanne Tod discuss their works in the exhibition Builders.
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:15 am, 1:15 pm and 2 pm
Monday 18 February at 11:15 am and 12:15 pm
10-minute discussions in English on an artwork from our Collection.
NEW! Self-guided Winter Tour of the Collection
"Not Just Another Winter Tour" runs through the collections and focuses on winter landscapes and other unexpected works that will make you smile.
18 February 2013
We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Thursday to 8 pm. Also open Ontario Family Day Monday 18 February. Admission fees apply; free admission for Members and children under 12.
On-site amenities include a parking garage, a Bookstore and gift shop, a choice of restaurants, two instant banking machines and a free cloakroom. Courtesy strollers and wheelchairs also available.Tweet