Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999, cast 2003, bronze, stainless steel, and marble, 927 x 891 x 1024 cm. Purchased 2004. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © The Easton Foundation. Photo: NGC

Spotlight Talks: Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Sunday, May 12, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
National Gallery of Canada Plaza
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

The monumental spider titled Maman is a symbol for the artist’s mother. Louise Bourgeois described her mother, a tapestry weaver, as clever, patient and as useful as a spider. 

Join our interpreters and Ottawa Chamberfest staff on the Gallery Plaza for 10-minute talks about this iconic work of art.

English talks
11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm

French talks
11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm 

Chamberfest English talks
12 pm and 1 pm

Chamberfest French talk
2:30 pm

Chamberfest talks will discuss an innovative project intertwining music and art with the spider sculpture Maman and the New York-based composer Rob Kapilow at its centre.

Free activity

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
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