Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography is temporarily closed

Ottawa - October 3, 2006

Due to major construction work led by the National Capital Commission, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (CMCP) will be temporarily closed to visitors, beginning Wednesday, 4 October 2006, for an undetermined period. The safety of our visitors, our staff and our collection being our priority, we have decided to close until the situation meets our high safety and quality standards.

To minimize disruption to the public caused by this temporary closure, ensure an environmentally stable physical facility for the collections in our care and maintain a high-quality experience for visitors, the two current exhibitions at CMCP, The Painted Photograph and The Street will be transferred and on view at the National Gallery of Canada from 21 October to 19 November 2006.

The two upcoming CMCP exhibitions, Jin-me Yoon: Unbidden, organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery, and Persona: From the Collection, will also be shown at the National Gallery and will open, as scheduled, on 1 December 2006. Special activities scheduled at CMCP in conjunction with the exhibitions will instead take place at the NGC during this period.

We apologize for the inconveniences this temporary situation may cause and thank you for sharing this information with whom it may concern.

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Anne Tanguay
Manager, Public Relations