Activities & Events

  • Sunday May 01, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A108a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Tangled Garden by J.E.H. MacDonald

    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 – Animal Sculptures
    Duration : 5h
    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.

    Sponsored by

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  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Bouquet de fleurs dans un vase en faïence by Jan (le jeune) Brueghel

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

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A110

    Featured artwork for this talk: Petroushka by Paraskeva Clark

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

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Bouquet de fleurs dans un vase en faïence by Jan (le jeune) Brueghel

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

  • Monday May 02, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: No. 29, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

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

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: N° 16 by Mark Rothko

    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 C216a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Reclining Woman by Henry Moore

    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
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: N° 16 by Mark Rothko

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

  • Tuesday May 03, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Caesar Going to the Senate (The Last Day of Caesar) by Master of Marradi

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

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A110

    Featured artwork for this talk: Sous le vent de l'île (1.47) by Paul-Émile Borduas

    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 C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Virgin and Child with St. Anthony Abbot and a Donor by Hans Memling

    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
    Gallery A110

    Featured artwork for this talk: Sous le vent de l'île (1.47) by Paul-Émile Borduas

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

  • Wednesday May 04, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rock Drill by Jacob Epstein

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

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C217

    Featured artwork for this talk: Perspective : Madame Récamier de David by René Magritte

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rock Drill by Jacob Epstein

    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
    Gallery C217

    Featured artwork for this talk: Perspective : Madame Récamier de David by René Magritte

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

  • Thursday May 05, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C206

    Featured artwork for this talk: As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe by Jacob Jordaens (and Workshop)

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

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jeune femme au chandail jaune 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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Composition No. 12 with Blue by Piet Mondrian

    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
    Gallery A109b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jeune femme au chandail jaune 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.

  • 5:00 PM
    film
    Films
    The Fabulous Life of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Portraitist of Marie-Antoinette
    Water Court Foyer and Auditorium

    Follow the adventures of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun over the course of her nearly 90-year life in this captivating docudrama. Watch the film, then stay for a post-film conversation between director Arnaud Xainte and Paul Lang, the Gallery’s Deputy Director and Chief Curator.

    Tapas and cocktails at 5 pm. Film at 6 pm.

    Film in French with English subtitles. Conversation in French. English simultaneous interpretation is available if a request is made to rsvp_interp@gallery.ca before 28 April. Organized in partnership with the French Embassy in Canada. Buy film tickets.

    The first true international retrospective and first in North America, the exhibition Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842): The Portraitist to Marie Antoinette will be on view in Ottawa from June 10 to September 11, 2016, following its great success at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this winter and the Grand Palais in Paris last fall.

    A celebrated eighteenth-century French portraitist, Vigée Le Brun is among the most important female artists of all time. Exploring the life and work of a woman who was not only extraordinarily talented, but also publicity-savvy, this groundbreaking exhibition at the Gallery demonstrates both Vigée Le Brun’s exceptional skill and her ability to carve out a significant career in a man’s world.

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  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208c

    Featured artwork for this talk: Ignatius Sancho by Thomas Gainsborough

    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
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voix de feu by Barnett Newman

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

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) by George Romney

    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
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voix de feu by Barnett Newman

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

  • Friday May 06, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

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

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: N° 29, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

    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 A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

    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
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: N° 29, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

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

  • Saturday May 07, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208c

    Featured artwork for this talk: Ignatius Sancho by Thomas Gainsborough

    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 – Animal Sculptures
    Duration : 5h
    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.

    Sponsored by

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Memalilaqua, Knight Inlet by Emily Carr

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

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth

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

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Memalilaqua, Knight Inlet by Emily Carr

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