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

The 1930s: The Making of "The New Man" : Less than 10 days to see this exceptional historical exhibition, which ends September 7

Ottawa - August 28, 2008

Those who have not had the chance to see The 1930s: The Making of "The New Man" exhibition, on view until September 7 at the National Gallery of Canada, have a week left to do so. The exhibition, which has already attracted more than 50,000 visitors, has been well received by both critics and public. Tickets, which also include admission to Utopia/Dystopia: The Photographs of Geoffrey James and to the NGC Collection, are available at the Gallery’s entrance, by telephone at 613-998-8888 or 1-888-541-8888 and at www.shopngc.ca.

Audioguides put the works into context
Going through the exhibition with the Bell audioguide allows the visitor to better understand the context in which the works were created. The audioguide gathers several historical anecdotes that give another dimension to the visitor’s experience by offering a wealth of information. For instance, we learn that the work The Four Elements : Fire, Water, Earth and Air, by Adolf Ziegler, one of Hitler’s preferred painters, embodied the Nazi ideology to the extent that Hitler hung this work in the living room of his Munich residence. In the work The Judgment of Paris, painted by Ivo Saliger, an official artist of the Third Reich, the artist portrays the Trojan Prince Paris, clad in the emblematic Hitler Youth uniform, selects the perfect Aryan woman to propagate the Germanic race.

The Bell audioguide is available at $ 6 at the exhibition’s entrance.

About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art in the world. In addition, it has pre-eminent collections of Inuit, Western and European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, American and Asian Art as well as drawings and photography. Created in 1880, it is among the oldest of Canada’s national, cultural institutions. As part of its mandate to make Canadian art accessible across the country, the NGC has one of the largest touring art exhibition programs in North America.

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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