The exhibition Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel extended until August 23, with new events and activities
A solo show of internationally-renowned Canadian artist Moyra Davey
Recently donated paintings by Emily Carr, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Lawren S. Harris and Tom Thomson on view for the first time at the Gallery
The Group of Seven celebrated through their paintings, books, brochures and holiday cards
This spring and summer, the National Gallery of Canada is the ideal place to travel the world through art from the 15th century to now, under one roof, and experience a wide range of enriching activities and events.
The popular exhibition of international indigenous contemporary art Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel is extended until August 23. Bringing together more than 100 works by more than 70 artists from around the world, the presentation has captivated thousands of visitors since it opened on November 7, 2019, and will be complemented by new programming for the spring-summer season. A full list of events and activities will be announced in the coming weeks.
Art in all its forms: from the 15th century to now
Beginning April 24, the Gallery presents a new exhibition featuring the work of Moyra Davey, one of Canada’s most innovative photographers. Moyra Davey: The Faithful showcases a new film, i confess, and related photographs, that reflect on her memories of life in Quebec during the seventies and eighties.
The fascinating exhibition Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450-1700) will delight visitors of all ages until May 18.
Starting on June 5 in the European Galleries, visitors will discover the ingenuity of 16th-century Spanish artist Alejo Fernández through two remaining fragments of a lost altarpiece. Alejo Fernández and Creativity in the Spanish Renaissance Workshop reveals the artist’s energetic and expressive process through scientific imaging and works by Martin Schongauer and Albrecht Dürer.
Paintings by renowned Canadian artists – Emily Carr, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Lawren S. Harris, and Tom Thomson, generously donated to the Gallery by the Koffler family, will be featured in a new exhibition opening June 26.
Visitors to the contemporary galleries this spring and summer will be welcomed by South African artist William Kentridge’s powerful and immersive installation More Sweetly Play the Dance. It combines animation, drawings, music and dance to create a procession of joy, terror and everything in between.
The Group of Seven in the spotlight at the Gallery
2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the first exhibition of the Group of Seven, which took place on May 7, 1920. The National Gallery of Canada has a vast collection of works by this much-admired group of artists, and is exhibiting many of them in the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries. Highlights include The Tangled Garden, 1916, by J. E. H. MacDonald; Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay, 1921, by Frederick H. Varley; October on the North Shore, Lake Superior, 1927, by Arthur Lismer; and Maligne Lake, Jasper Park, 1924, by Lawren S. Harris.
The Gallery’s Library and Archives is celebrating the anniversary with an installation of graphic design works by members of the Group of Seven opening April 28th.
A colourful palette of activities
Throughout the spring-summer season, the Gallery will offer a host of engaging activities for visitors of all ages, and hours of enjoyment for families and friends that will enrich their experience of the collections and exhibitions, including Creative Thursdays, the Artissimo Kiosk, and a variety of Talks and Tours. Information on everything that’s happening at the Gallery is just a click away at gallery.ca.
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