Activities & Events

  • Sunday May 29, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Watercolour Landscapes
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  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.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

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  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Entombment by Peter Paul Rubens

    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: Danseuse by Antonio Canova

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

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Penitent Saint Jerome in his Study by Pensionante del Saraceni

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

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Danseuse by Antonio Canova

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Dressing Box Window Blind2012

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Dressing Box Window Blind2012

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • Monday May 30, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Entombment by Peter Paul Rubens

    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: La Gouvernante by Jean-Siméon Chardin

    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 C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Penitent Saint Jerome in his Study by Pensionante del Saraceni

    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: La Gouvernante by Jean-Siméon Chardin

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

  • Tuesday May 31, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: Pavane by Jean Paul Riopelle

    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 C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'Aiguille vue à travers la Porte d'Aval, Étretat by Claude Monet

    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 C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'Aiguille vue à travers la Porte d'Aval, Étretat by Claude Monet

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

  • Wednesday June 01, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Judgement of Susannah by François Boucher

    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 C217

    Featured artwork for this talk: Perspective : Madame Récamier de David by René Magritte

    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 C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery by Lucas (the Elder) Cranach

    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 C217

    Featured artwork for this talk: Perspective : Madame Récamier de David by René Magritte

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

  • Thursday June 02, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: Venus by Lucas (the Elder) Cranach

    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: La diseuse de bonne aventure by Simon Vouet

    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 A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Grey, Brown, and Black by David B. Milne

    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 diseuse de bonne aventure by Simon Vouet

    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
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Glass of Absinthe by Georges Braque

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

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Meet the Expert
    Picasso: Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints (in French)
    Duration : 45 minutes
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries. Meet at the exhibition entrance.

    Meet Sonia Del Re, the curator of Picasso: Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints. As the National Gallery of Canada’s Associate Curator of European, American and Asian Prints and Drawings, Sonia will reveal some of the exciting stories behind Picasso’s celebrated group of prints.

    Free admission

    Sonia Del Re

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  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208c

    Featured artwork for this talk: La salutation de Béatrice by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Pianist by Liubov Popova

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

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208c

    Featured artwork for this talk: La salutation de Béatrice by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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

  • 7:00 PM
    talk
    Meet the Expert
    Picasso: Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints
    Duration : 45 minutes
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries. Meet at the exhibition entrance.

    Meet Sonia Del Re, the curator of Picasso: Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints. As the National Gallery of Canada’s Associate Curator of European, American and Asian Prints and Drawings, Sonia will reveal some of the exciting stories behind Picasso’s celebrated group of prints.

    Free admission

    Sonia Del Re

    Learn more

  • Friday June 03, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A106

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le Moyne de Sainte-Hélène by Louis Philippe Hébert

    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 C212

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le wagon de troisième classe by Honoré Daumier

    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 A106

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le Moyne de Sainte-Hélène by Louis Philippe Hébert

    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 C212

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le wagon de troisième classe by Honoré Daumier

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

  • Saturday June 04, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Returning to the Trenches by C.R.W. Nevinson

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

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Warm Colours, Cool Colours
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  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.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Étude pour Portrait n° 1 by Francis Bacon

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

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Returning to the Trenches by C.R.W. Nevinson

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

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Étude pour Portrait n° 1 by Francis Bacon

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986, oil and enamel on plywood, 97 × 249 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986, oil and enamel on plywood, 97 × 249 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more