Monday 9:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am to 5 pm
Thursday 9:30 am to 8 pm
Friday 9:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 5 pm
Sunday 9:30 am to 5 pm

Canada day (July 1st) free ticket required. Capacity is limited. 




In the most comprehensive retrospective on the trio ever produced, the NGC brings together more than 200 works exploring General Idea’s career.

Open Studio

General Idea, Snobird: A Public Sculpture for The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

Let the artwork inspire you to dig in and have fun connecting, cooperating and creating. Our friendly bilingual Interpreters will be on hand to support you . A buffet of art materials awaits!

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General Idea Television

This webpage offers a selection of General Idea’s video works available to stream for free during the course of the exhibition.

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AUDIO tour

General Idea, Looking Ahead

In this entertaining audio tour, artists and experts from across the country and across generations share their thoughts on General Idea.

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National Collection

National Gallery of Canada Boutique.


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