Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

Joe Fafard attracts more than 36,000 visitors to the National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa - April 28, 2008

Last chance to see the works of the outstanding Canadian sculptor, on display until May 4

Since its opening February 1, 2008, Joe Fafard, the artist’s first major retrospective exhibition, has attracted over 36,000 visitors to the National Gallery of Canada. Those who have not had the opportunity to admire the sixty-nine works – ceramic, bronze, plaster, and steel sculptures, and works on paper – by one of the most famous and best-loved Canadian contemporary artists, may do so only until Sunday, May 4. Tickets are available by telephone at 613-998-888 or 1-888-541-8888 and at http://www.shopngc.ca.

Joe Fafard on tour
Starting June 28, the Joe Fafard exhibition will travel to four other museums in the country:
June 28 – September 14, 2008 
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg, Ontario
Tel. : 905-893-1121 or
toll free 1-888-213-1121

March 13 – May 31, 2009
Glenbow Museum
130 — 9th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta
Tel. : 403-268-4100

November 21, 2008 – February 8, 2009
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tel. : 902-424-7542

June 25 – September 13, 2009 
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tel. :  204-786-6641

Organized jointly by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, the exhibition Joe Fafard is presented in Ottawa by Heffel Fine Art Auction House, and made possible in part thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Museums Assistance Program. The works presented come from public and private collections as well as the artist’s collection.

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For more information, please contact:
Josée-Britanie Mallet

Senior Media and Public Relations Officer
National Gallery of Canada

Claire Schofield
Manager, Communications and Public Relations
National Gallery of Canada