This Week

May 21 to May 27, 2017

Activities & Events

  • Sunday May 21, 2017
  • 10:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Landscape Drawings
    Duration : 6h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C213, C214, C215, C216 and C217

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • Monday May 22, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) by George Romney

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Un après-midi d'été en compagnie d'un prêcheur méthodiste by Philip James de Loutherbourg

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Tuesday May 23, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voltaire by Jean-Antoine Houdon

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C206

    Featured artwork for this talk: Les jeunes piaillent comme chantent les vieux by Jacob Jordaens (et Atelier)

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voltaire by Jean-Antoine Houdon

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: N° 29, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Wednesday May 24, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Crucifixion of St. Andrew by Luca Giordano

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Charles Churchill by Joshua Reynolds

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Repentant Magdalen by Paolo Caliari (called Veronese)

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: La cathédrale de Salisbury vue des jardins de l'évêché by John Constable

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Thursday May 25, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) by George Romney

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Composition n° 12 avec du bleu by Piet Mondrian

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: No. 29, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voix de feu by Barnett Newman

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C208, C209, C210, C211 and C212

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • 6:00 PM
    lecture
    Lectures
    Kathleen M. Fenwick Annual Memorial Lecture
    Duration : 1h
    Auditorium

    Gain insight into the graphic practices of the iconic Group of Seven.At this year’s Kathleen M. Fenwick Annual Memorial Lecture, you’ll hear from Christopher Finn, former Assistant Curator for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

    Group of Seven: Graphically Speaking

    The artists who formed the Group of Seven have been lauded for introducing an iconic Canadian artistic expression.Within their collective body of work, their drawings and other graphic works reveal a deep engagement with their personal visions of nature and offer an intimate reflection of that legacy. Moreover, their inquiries within these graphic systems of representation extend to multiple subjects ranging from interpretations of small communities and satirical caricatures to reflections on the human condition. By revisiting the drawing activities and other graphic practices of the Group of Seven artists, we gain insight into their development of visual concepts as well as an alternative understanding of their legacy.  

    Free admission. Seats in the Auditorium will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In English with simultaneous interpretation.

    About Christopher Finn

    From 2002 to 2016, Christopher Finn was the Assistant Curator for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection developing exhibitions that include historical Canadian, Aboriginal artists, and other contemporary artists.Some of his recent exhibitions for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection include:  Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: Destinations (2016), On Paper:Maria Chapdelaine (2016), Tuugaaq/Ivory:Inuit sculpture (2015), Northern Narratives (2015), and Edward Burtynsky:The Landscape That We Change (2013).

    Christopher Finn

  • Friday May 26, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus by Nicolas Poussin

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le pape Urbain VIII (Maffeo Barberini) by Gian Loronzo Bernini

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Martyrdom of St. Erasmus by Nicolas Poussin

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Madeleine repentante by Paolo Caliari (dit Véronèse)

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Saturday May 27, 2017
  • 10:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Landscape Drawings
    Duration : 6h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Meet the Expert
    Meet the Experts : Christine Lalonde and Adam Welch
    Duration : 1h
    Gallery B101

    Meet Christine Lalonde and Adam Welch, co-curators of Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present. They will take you on a tour of the exhibition, with a special focus on contemporary Inuit art and Canadian art from the 1970s to the 1990s. In English with bilingual question period. Included with admission to the Gallery.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C205, C206 and C207 / C205a, C208a, C208c and C212a

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

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