Activities & Events

  • Thursday March 05, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: 3 + 4 + 1 by Paul-Émile Borduas

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo
    Duration : 5h, 30 minutes
    Garden Court

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

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  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Salle A109b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rollande by Prudence Heward

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: Pavane by Jean Paul Riopelle

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Salle A109b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rollande by Prudence Heward

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Biennial Spotlight Talks
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Art Galleries

    In English  •  Free with gallery admission.

    10-minute talks on a work in the exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.  

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  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Biennial Spotlight Talks (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes

    In French  •  Free with Gallery admission

    10-minute talks on a work in the exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.  

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  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Young Lady by Bartolomeo Veneto

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Salles d'art inuit

    Featured artwork for this talk: Nunali by Jackoposie Oopakak

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 6:00 PM
    lecture
    Lectures
    The Life and work of M.C. Escher: A Son’s Reminiscences
    The Annual Kathleen M. Fenwick Memorial Lecture
    Auditorium

    Ticket required: $8 (adults), $7 (seniors and students), and $6 (members)

    To register, please call 613-998-8888

    The Life and work of M.C. Escher: A Son’s Reminiscences

    With George Escher

    “The most down-to-earth man,” is how George Escher, son of the universally popular graphic artist M.C. Escher, describes his father. Yet, Escher’s art indicates a unique perspective, extraordinary skill, and a complex understanding of the world. George, the eldest of three sons, was born in Rome in 1926 and spent the first ten years of his life there, often watching his father create prints in the workshop above the family apartment. After moving to Switzerland, then Belgium during the Second World War, the family settled in Baarn, Netherlands where the artist lived out his life. An aeronautical engineer educated in Delft, George moved to Canada with his wife in 1958 and donated his entire collection of prints by his father to the National Gallery of Canada. Discover a son’s personal vision of M.C. Escher’s work as he recounts his memories of his father and shares special anecdotes about the man and the artist.  

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Young Lady by Bartolomeo Veneto

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Salles d'art inuit

    Featured artwork for this talk: Nunali by Jackoposie Oopakak

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

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