Contemporary Conversations with Stephen Wilkes

Thursday, November 30, 2017,
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
National Gallery of Canada Auditorium
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

This year’s Contemporary Conversations is launching on November 30th by welcoming back American photographer Stephen Wilkes. For the sesquicentennial of Canada’s Confederation, Wilkes recorded the official festivities surrounding Canada Day 2017 in Ottawa in a single image. Using his unique "Day to Night" artistic vision and technique, the artist has created a work that displays the jubilation over 18 continuous hours of this year’s July First celebrations.  

Learn more about Wilkes' approach and attend the public unveiling of his work as part of this conversation with Marc Mayer, Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada. 

Wilke’s commissioned work is presented by the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. 

Learn more about the series.


In English. Simultaneous French interpretation is available, if a request is made to [email protected] before November 23, 2017. Seats in the Auditorium will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Lecture followed by a cash bar reception in the Watercourt Foyer. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017,
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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