Activities & Events

  • Sunday August 28, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of Elizabeth Wimperis by Stanley Spencer

    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 - Paper Wigs
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located  •  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

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  • 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.

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth

    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 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.

  • 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 August 29, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    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.

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Paper Wigs
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located  •  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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  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'enlèvement d'Europe by Guido Reni

    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 C217

    Featured artwork for this talk: Traveller's Folding Item by Marcel Duchamp

    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: L'enlèvement d'Europe by Guido Reni

    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

  • Tuesday August 30, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Fortune-teller by Simon Vouet

    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 - Paper Wigs
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located  •  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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jacaranda by Alexander Calder

    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 C206

    Featured artwork for this talk: As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe by Jacob Jordaens (and Workshop)

    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: Jacaranda by Alexander Calder

    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, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990, oil and acrylic on canvas, 274.2 × 183 × 7.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990

    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, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990, oil and acrylic on canvas, 274.2 × 183 × 7.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990

    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

  • Wednesday August 31, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: A Stormy Sea by Claude Monet

    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 - Paper Wigs
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located  •  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 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.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: A Stormy Sea by Claude Monet

    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.

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

    Chris Cran, Pretty Picture, 1998

    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, Pretty Picture, 1998

    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

  • Thursday September 01, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Ignatius Sancho by Gainsborough

    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 - Paper Wigs
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located  •  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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jacaranda by Alexander Calder

    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: Portrait of Elizabeth Wimperis by Stanley Spencer

    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: Jacaranda by Alexander Calder

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

  • 5:00 PM
    film
    Films
    TIFF Film Circuit – Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette: Fact or Fiction
    Duration : 4h, 30 minutes

    Film: Marie Antoinette
    5 – 6:30 pm
    Tapas and drinks in the Water Court Foyer. Try on some Marie Antoinette wigs and take a selfie with our costumed interpreters.
    6:30 – 9:30 pm
    Film screening in the Auditorium, followed by a conversation with film professor and Assistant Vice-President at Carleton University André Loiselle, and NGC Deputy Director and Chief Curator Paul Lang.

    Join us for a special screening of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, an evocative retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. The film follows her story from her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15, to her rise as queen at 19, to the end of her reign and ultimately the fall of Versailles. Presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Canada.

    The film is in English with French subtitles.
    The Onstage Conversation is in French, followed by a bilingual question period.
    Simultaneous interpretation in English is available for the Onstage Conversation if a request is made to interp@gallery.ca before 31 August 2016.
     

    Buy tickets
     

    Marie Antoinette
    Image: Courtesy of Sony

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  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Maffeo Barberini, Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

    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 C218

    Featured artwork for this talk: Marie-Louise Renée de Charnay, co-seigneur de Kamouraska by François Baillairgé

    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 (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C218

    Featured artwork for this talk: Marie-Louise Renée de Charnay, co-seigneur de Kamouraska by François Baillairgé

    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 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.

  • Friday September 02, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Paper Wigs
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located  •  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

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Pierantonio Bandini by Bronzino

    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 C202a

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Vierge et l'Enfant by Bernard van Orley

    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 C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Man by Giovanni Battista Moroni

    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: La Vierge et l'Enfant by Bernard van Orley

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

  • Saturday September 03, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Inuit Galleries

    Featured artwork for this talk: Nunali by Jackoposie Oopakak

    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 - Paper Wigs
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located  •  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 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 French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:00 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.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    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 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, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990, oil and acrylic on canvas, 274.2 × 183 × 7.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990

    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, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990, oil and acrylic on canvas, 274.2 × 183 × 7.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990

    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

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