Marie-Catherine Cyr

Jean Paul Riopelle’s Hommage aux Nymphéas – Pavane: Behind the Scenes with Conservator Marie-Catherine Cyr

Monday, June 19, 2023 Friday, June 23, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
National Gallery of Canada
Indigenous and Canadian Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Join Marie-Catherine Cyr, NGC Assistant Conservator of Paintings, in the Indigenous and Canadian Galleries and watch as she examines and cleans Jean Paul Riopelle’s monumental triptych Hommage aux Nymphéas – Pavane (1954). See what goes into preparing a large work for display, and make sure to see the final result this fall, when the Gallery opens a major retrospective on the artist.

Tools in the Restoration and Conservation Lab.

Marie-Catherine will work on the painting during public visiting hours and will be available to discuss her work at the following designated times:


Work on the painting

Question period

Monday, June 19

1:30-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 20

10-11 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

11-11:30 a.m., 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21

1:30-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 22

10-11 a.m.

11-11:30 a.m., 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 23

1 :30-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Free with admission. Drop-in activity. No registration needed
In English and French

Monday, June 19, 2023, 10:00 am Friday, June 23, 2023, 4:00 pm
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