National Gallery of Canada Hosts Exciting Line-Up for Museums's Day 1999
Ottawa, Canada - April 14, 1999
The National Gallery of Canada proudly launches Museums' Day 1999 on Sunday, May 16th, with a wide variety of activities for children, families and visitors of all ages. Art workshops, free guided tours, and special exhibitions will be presented throughout the day as the Gallery joins this inaugural event in celebration of International Museums Day.
"We are very pleased to participate in this important initiative which marks the first time regional and national museums have worked together to raise the profile of their significant presence in the region," stated Pierre Théberge, Director of the National Gallery of Canada. "Museums Day is an excellent opportunity to highlight the extraordinary quality of the Gallery's collections and the unique educational activities that we have to offer."
The Gallery welcomes new and frequent visitors to explore the 1,500 works of art from the permanent collection. Free guided tours of the permanent collection will be offered at 11 am and 2 pm. For visitors who wish to explore the collection on their own, the Gallery will also offer free use of audioguides describing the Canadian collection, available at the Information Desk in the Great Hall.
A host of special exhibitions will feature installations of Inuit, contemporary, modern, video and decorative arts. These include Uqqurmiut: Drawings and Prints from Pangnirtung; Rodney Graham: Vexation Island and Other Works; William De Morgan Ceramics; Sculptures by Liliana Berezowsky; and Jean McEwen: Commemoration.
A full day of entertaining and enriching experiences await at the National Gallery of Canada - Your Art, Your Collection, Your Gallery.
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