Does art have to be beautiful? Is it a luxury? Marc Mayer, Director of the NGC, discusses these and other common fallacies about art in this video.
While printmaking in Canada has a long history and a thriving contemporary culture, there has been a gap in critical thought on printmaking’s history, technologies and evolution. The book Printopolis fills...
On August 13,1925, Henri Matisse sent a postcard to Pierre Bonnard that read “Vive la peinture!.” Simple yet effective, the gesture gave rise to a friendship that lasted more than forty years.
It is an exciting year for the Canadian Biennial. For the first time in its history, the exhibition is spread across two venues, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the Art Gallery of Alberta in...
Published to coincide with Canada’s sesquicentennial, Art in Canada by Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada, is unlike any previous survey of Canadian art and artists.
Correspondence between Eric Brown and Arthur Lismer shows solidarity in the wake of disaster and Lismer’s utmost dedication to art.
Hope I — the only Klimt painting in a Canadian public collection — will be joined at the Gallery by two more of his works: Portrait of Elisabeth Lederer and Forest Slope in Unterach on the Attersee.
Made of bronze, sheet metal, carved stone, stainless steel, and even marble, the NGC’s collection of outdoor sculptures are on display to the general public.
Two years earlier the painting Whatif/Twilight had suffered serious damage in a flood. The artist, Ron Moppett, offered it to the gallery — if it could be fixed.