Activities & Events

  • Sunday May 22, 2016
  • 10:30 AM
    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.

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Watercolour Landscapes
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  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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  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A112b

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Visite by Jean Paul Lemieux

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

  • 11:30 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.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Ursula von Weichs by Barthel Beham

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

  • 12:30 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.

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Vierge et l'Enfant by Andrea del Sarto

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

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English 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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait de Diego by Alberto Giacometti

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

  • 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

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A104

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Port of Halifax by Unknown (Canadian - 19th century)

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

  • 3:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Arbres au printemps by David B. Milne

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

  • 3:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Landscape by the Sea : the Côte d'Azur near Agay by André Derain

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

  • 4:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A110

    Featured artwork for this talk: Les quatre trèfles à quatre feuilles ou Hommage à Seurat by Jean Benoît

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

  • 4:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A108a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Edge of the Maple Wood by A.y. Jackson

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

  • Monday May 23, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Watercolour Landscapes
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  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 C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: Waterloo Bridge : the Sun in a Fog 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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: César franchissant le Rubicon by Jean-Léon Gérôme

    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 C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: César franchissant le Rubicon by Jean-Léon Gérôme

    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

  • Tuesday May 24, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: La diseuse de bonne aventure by Simon Vouet

    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 C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: La diseuse de bonne aventure by Simon Vouet

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

  • Wednesday May 25, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Trees in Spring 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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le bac, Québec by James Wilson Morrice

    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 A110

    Featured artwork for this talk: A Descent of Lilies by Pegi Nicol MacLeod

    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 A107a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le bac, Québec by James Wilson Morrice

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

  • Thursday May 26, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Hope I by Gustav Klimt

    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 Hyancinthe 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 C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Hope I by Gustav Klimt

    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.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Lamentation by Workshop ofQuentin Massys

    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 A109

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vera by F.H. Varley

    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 C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Virgin and Child with an Angel by Francesco Salviati

    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 A109

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vera by F.H. Varley

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

  • 7:00 PM
    adult-tour
    Tours
    Calm and Chaos: Inside Picasso
    Duration : 45 minutes
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    With a personal life as wild and colourful as his art, Pablo Picasso is arguably the 20th century’s most famous artist. This guided tour will delve into the complexities of love, lust and identity, as portrayed in the provocative Vollard Suite of prints. 

    Free admission. Meet at the exhibition entrance.

    Learn more

  • Friday May 27, 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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A102

    Featured artwork for this talk: Soeur Saint-Alphonse 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 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 A102

    Featured artwork for this talk: Soeur Saint-Alphonse 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.

  • Saturday May 28, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Watercolour Landscapes
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure located in the Garden Court  •  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 C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: St. Catherine of Alexandria by Simone Martini

    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
    Entrée galleries canadiennes

    Featured artwork for this talk: Oeil surnaturel by Robert Davidson

    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 C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Iris by Vincent van Gogh

    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
    Entrée galleries canadiennes

    Featured artwork for this talk: Oeil surnaturel by Robert Davidson

    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, Black Painting #1, 1993, oil on canvas, 122 × 91.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993

    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, Black Painting #1, 1993, oil on canvas, 122 × 91.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993

    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