This Week

March 19 to March 25, 2017

Activities & Events

  • Sunday March 19, 2017
  • 10:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Family Sundays – Time Travel
    Duration : 6h

    On select Sundays, kids aged 0–12 and their adults can experience the national collection through a different theme. Bring your family to create, learn and have fun.

    On 19 March, time travel is made easy in the national collection.

    Adult supervision is required for participation. All activities are bilingual. Included with Gallery admission.

    Family Sunday

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  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Gallery C215

    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:  

  • Tuesday March 21, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C218a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Sappers at Work : A Canadian Tunnelling Company by David Bomberg

    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 C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mercure et Argus by Joseph Mallord William Turner

    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 C218a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Sappers at Work : A Canadian Tunnelling Company by David Bomberg

    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 C202a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le pique-nique by Maurice B. Prendergast

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

  • Wednesday March 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: Les pilleurs d'épaves by George Morland

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Composition No. 12 with Blue by Piet Mondrian

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: Dancer by Antonio Canova

    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 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.

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: Monsieur de Buissy by Joseph Siffred Duplessis

    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 C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Des squelettes dans l'atelier by James Ensor

    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
    Gallery C207

    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
    adult-tour
    Stimulating the Senses
    Tactile and Descriptive Tour: Jacaranda (1949) by Alexander Calder (in French)
    Duration : 1h, 30 minutes

    “I try to put all the elements in motion in my mobile sculptures.” With Jacaranda (1949), Alexander Calder has created a mobile sculpture that is both poetic and playful. Come discover this artwork, then create your own mobile in our studio.

    Space is limited. Cost: $7 (Members $6). For tickets, please contact us by phone at 613-998-8888.

  • 6:00 PM
    lecture
    Lectures
    Lecture by Barry Ace
    National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

    Join us in the Library and Archives for a discussion with Barry Ace on his passion for collecting Indigenous exhibition announcements. Barry Ace is a practicing visual artist, former Chief Curator and former Acting Director of the Aboriginal Art Centre (INAC). He is also a former lecturer with the Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Sudbury and a band member of M'Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island. He has been collecting Indigenous art, publications, archival and print ephemera for more than 30 years.

  • Friday March 24, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Reclining Woman by Henry Moore

    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 C205

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'annonce à la Vierge de sa mort prochaine by Paulus Bor (dit Orlando)

    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 C216a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Reclining Woman by Henry Moore

    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 C206

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

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

  • Saturday March 25, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Spring Gardens
    Duration : 5h
    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.

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  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo Studio - Clay Sculpture Creations
    Duration : 5h
    Studio 1

    Join us at the Artissimo Studio, where families can have fun making art – and leave the mess behind! Each month features a new project to create and take home. Art projects are thematically linked to artworks on view at the National Gallery of Canada. 

    All materials are provided (smocks too!). Drop in and stay as long as you like. Free with Gallery admission. Ages 3 -12, adult supervision required. From 11 am to 4 pm in Studio 1. Open on Saturdays, Sundays, Statutory Holidays, Family Day and December and January Winter Break. Maximum of 55 participants at one time.

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  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Meet the Expert
    Meet the Expert: Greg Hill
    In the exhibition space

    Meet Greg Hill, curator of Alex Janvier and Audain Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. He will take you on a special tour of the exhibition and provide insight into Janvier’s unique style of painting through selected key works. In English with bilingual question period. Included with admission to the Gallery. 

    Greg Hill

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Gallery C208

    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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