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Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday 10 am to 8 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 10 am to 5 pm




Opens June 3

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 our General Idea art prompt inspire you, then dig in and have fun! Our friendly bilingual Interpreters will be on hand to support you as you envision, build, and create.

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General Idea, Self-portrait with Objects (detail)

Join us on Saturday, June 4 for a day of engaging presentations by Canadian and international scholars, exploring the work of General Idea.

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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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Events and Activities

General Idea, AIDS , 1987. Acrylic on canvas.
Françoise E. Lyon, Chair, Board of Trustees, and Sasha Suda, Director and CEO, cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of the General Idea exhibition at...
Jun 2, 2022
4:30 pm EDT
Scotiabank Great Hall

National Collection

Sobey Art Award

Discover the 25 emerging visual artists longlisted

for the 2022 Sobey Art Award