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Activities & Events

  • Sunday October 19, 2014
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo
    Duration : 5h
    Garden Court

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Families can discover artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and use their experiences as inspiration for art making. This summer, creative projects are inspired by the exhibition Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination. Families can explore the world of fairy tales, caricatures, movement in drawing and illustration techniques.

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A104

    Featured artwork for this talk: Grand Serpent, chef des Pieds-Noirs, racontant ses exploits à cinq chefs subordonnés by Paul Kane

    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 A110

    Featured artwork for this talk: Kitchen Chimney 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.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A104

    Featured artwork for this talk: Grand Serpent, chef des Pieds-Noirs, racontant ses exploits à cinq chefs subordonnés by Paul Kane

    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
    Biennial Spotlight Talks
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Art Galleries

    In English  •  Free with gallery admission.

    10-minute talks on a work in the exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.  

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Biennial Spotlight Talks (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes

    In French  •  Free with Gallery admission

    10-minute talks on a work in the exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.  

    Learn more

  • 3:00 PM
    music
    Concerts
    Music in the Galleries
    Contemporary Art Galleries

    Juno award-winning composer/percussionist/performance artist Jesse Stewart will perform a concert of original music in conjunction with the National Gallery's Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 exhibition. Combining percussion with a variety of cutting-edge electronic musical instruments, the performance will weave a unique tapestry of musical sound as a counterpoint to the gallery’s exhibition of recent acquisitions of Canadian art.

    Learn more

  • Monday October 20, 2014
  • information
  • Tuesday October 21, 2014
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A105

    Featured artwork for this talk: A Wreath of Flowers by William Brymner

    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 A102

    Featured artwork for this talk: Dr William Lyons by Antoine Plamondon

    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 A105

    Featured artwork for this talk: A Wreath of Flowers by William Brymner

    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 A102

    Featured artwork for this talk: Dr William Lyons by Antoine Plamondon

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

  • Wednesday October 22, 2014
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A109b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rollande by Prudence Heward

    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: Jean Le Juge et sa famille by Hyacinthe Rigaud

    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: Memalilaqua, Knight Inlet by Emily Carr

    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: Jean Le Juge et sa famille by Hyacinthe Rigaud

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

  • Thursday October 23, 2014
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Assumption of the Virgin by Neri di Bicci

    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: Femme au chapeau à fleurs by Pablo Picasso

    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 C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Assumption of the Virgin by Neri di Bicci

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Femme au chapeau à fleurs by Pablo Picasso

    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 A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

    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
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C206

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jeune cavalier en levade 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.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

    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 C206

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jeune cavalier en levade 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.

  • Friday October 24, 2014
  • 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 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.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: Eve, the Serpent, and Death by Hans (called Grien) Baldung

    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.

  • Saturday October 25, 2014
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

    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
    Duration : 5h
    Garden Court

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Families can discover artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and use their experiences as inspiration for art making. This summer, creative projects are inspired by the exhibition Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination. Families can explore the world of fairy tales, caricatures, movement in drawing and illustration techniques.

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice(in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Zinnias et géraniums dans un vase by Vincent van Gogh

    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 A104b

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mr. and Mrs. William Croscup's Painted Room by Unknown (Canadian - early 19th century ?)

    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 C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Zinnias et géraniums dans un vase by Vincent van Gogh

    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
    Biennial Spotlight Talks
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Art Galleries

    In English  •  Free with gallery admission.

    10-minute talks on a work in the exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.  

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Biennial Spotlight Talks (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes

    In French  •  Free with Gallery admission

    10-minute talks on a work in the exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.  

    Learn more

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Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM