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“Prof. Marshall McLuhan’s medium-is-the-message philosophy is just hokum and hogwash,” wrote Canadian artist Fritz Brandtner (1896–1969) on his copy of McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (...

Masterpiece in Focus: Thomas Couture in the Studio [The exhibition and Restoration]

In this video Stephen Gritt, Director of Conservation and Technical Research at the National Gallery of Canada, discusses the year-long cleaning and restoration of Thomas Couture's Supper at the Maison d'Or ...
With 65 paintings and sculptures by such iconic figures as Kandinsky, Derain, Picasso, Cézanne, Chagall, Gauguin, Matisse, Modigliani, Mondrian and Seurat, The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim...
Janet Cardiff’s Forty-Part Motet has been presented in gallery spaces and unusual places around the world to rave reviews—including The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the...
After securing widespread praise for its 2011 book, The Art Museum —a collection of some 2,500 works of art from 650 institutions around the world—Phaidon has followed up that success with Art & Place:...
This month, Quebec's first female press photographer Claire Beaugrand-Champagne responds to NGC Magazine's version of The Proust Questionnaire.
December 19th marks NGC Magazine’s One-Year Anniversary! Thanks to our readers and our contributors, our pilot year has proven a great success. As we move into our second year, keep an eye out for more “up...
This month, Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson responds to NGC Magazine's version of The Proust Questionnaire.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld used to claim that his seminal TV show Seinfeld was “a show about nothing.” What being “about nothing” really meant was, it could be about anything. In other words, Seinfeld had given...