This Week

December 11 to December 17, 2016

Activities & Events

  • Sunday December 11, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - 3D Holiday Trees
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  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

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo Studio - Air-Dry Clay Workshop
    Duration : 5h
    Studio 1

    Join us at the Artissimo Studio, where families can have fun making art – and leave the mess behind! Each month features a new project to create and take home. Art projects are thematically linked to artworks on view at the National Gallery of Canada. 

    All materials are provided (smocks too!). Drop in and stay as long as you like. Free with Gallery admission. Ages 3 -12, adult supervision required. From 11 am to 4 pm in Studio 1. Open on Saturdays, Sundays, Statutory Holidays, Family Day and December and January Winter Break. Maximum of 55 participants at one time.

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C201, C202, C203 and C204

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • Tuesday December 13, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Entombment by Peter Paul Rubens

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jacaranda by Alexander Calder

    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 C208a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Charles I as Prince of Wales by Daniel Mytens the Elder

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jacaranda by Alexander Calder

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

  • Wednesday December 14, 2016
  • 10:30 AM
    lecture
    Lectures
    The Intimate World of Josef Sudek
    Duration : 1h
    Auditorium

    Hear Ann Thomas, Senior Curator of Photographs, highlight The Intimate World of Josef Sudek, the first major exhibition of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada. The show examines the work and life of Czech photographer Josef Sudek (1896–1976) and his intimate circle of artist friends during the decades before and after the Second World War.

    In English with simultaneous translation.

    Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Canada, Ann Thomas, has organized numerous exhibitions and installations and is the author of several catalogues and publications, including Lisette Model (1990), No Man’s Land: Lynne Cohen Photographs (2001), Modernist Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada (2007) and The Great War: The Persuasive Power of Photography (2014) and she is the editor of Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science (1996). In addition to The Intimate World of Josef Sudek (28 October 2016 – 26 February 2017), Ann is particularly excited about a team project on the Histories of Canadian Photography, as well as her independent research on photography and art post-electrification.

    Ann Thomas

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  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vulcan and Aeolus by Piero di Cosimo

    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 C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Buste d'un roi by Pierre Puget

    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: Eve, the Serpent, and Death by Hans Baldung called Grien

    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 C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Buste d'un roi by Pierre Puget

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

  • Thursday December 15, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Shepherd Paris by Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Desmarais

    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 C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Vierge et l'Enfant avec saint Antoine abbé et un donateur by Hans Memling

    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: Nude on a Yellow Sofa by Henri Matisse

    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 C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Vierge et l'Enfant avec saint Antoine abbé et un donateur by Hans Memling

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

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C213, C214, C215, C216 and C217

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • Friday December 16, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vulcain et Éole by Piero di Cosimo

    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 C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Man by Giovanni Battista Moroni

    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 C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vulcain et Éole by Piero di Cosimo

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

  • Saturday December 17, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Pine Cone People
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  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

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo Studio - Air-Dry Clay Workshop
    Duration : 5h
    Studio 1

    Join us at the Artissimo Studio, where families can have fun making art – and leave the mess behind! Each month features a new project to create and take home. Art projects are thematically linked to artworks on view at the National Gallery of Canada. 

    All materials are provided (smocks too!). Drop in and stay as long as you like. Free with Gallery admission. Ages 3 -12, adult supervision required. From 11 am to 4 pm in Studio 1. Open on Saturdays, Sundays, Statutory Holidays, Family Day and December and January Winter Break. Maximum of 55 participants at one time.

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C208, C209, C210, C211 and C212

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

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