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This Week

January 15 to January 21, 2017

Activities & Events

  • Sunday January 15, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Dotted Pictures
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  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.

    Sponsored by

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo Studio - Watercolour Laboratory
    Duration : 5h
    Studio 1

    Join us at the Artissimo Studio, where families can have fun making art – and leave the mess behind! Each month features a new project to create and take home. Art projects are thematically linked to artworks on view at the National Gallery of Canada. 

    All materials are provided (smocks too!). Drop in and stay as long as you like. Free with Gallery admission. Ages 3 -12, adult supervision required. From 11 am to 4 pm in Studio 1. Open on Saturdays, Sundays, Statutory Holidays, Family Day and December and January Winter Break. Maximum of 55 participants at one time.

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C213, C214, C215, C216 and C217

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • Tuesday January 17, 2017
  • 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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    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 French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Ignatius Sancho by Thomas Gainsborough

    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 C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Pierantonio Bandini by Bronzino

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

  • Wednesday January 18, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Thursday January 19, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Jupiter and Europa by Guido Reni

    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 C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Shepherd Paris by Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Desmarais

    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.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C201, C202, C203 and C204

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • Friday January 20, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    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.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Composition No 12 avec du bleu by Piet Mondrian

    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 (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Composition No 12 avec du bleu by Piet Mondrian

    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 C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Lamentation by Workshop of Quinten Massys

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

  • Saturday January 21, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Dotted Pictures
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  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.

    Sponsored by

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo Studio - Watercolour Laboratory
    Duration : 5h
    Studio 1

    Join us at the Artissimo Studio, where families can have fun making art – and leave the mess behind! Each month features a new project to create and take home. Art projects are thematically linked to artworks on view at the National Gallery of Canada. 

    All materials are provided (smocks too!). Drop in and stay as long as you like. Free with Gallery admission. Ages 3 -12, adult supervision required. From 11 am to 4 pm in Studio 1. Open on Saturdays, Sundays, Statutory Holidays, Family Day and December and January Winter Break. Maximum of 55 participants at one time.

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C205, C206 and C207 / C205a, C208a, C208c and C212a

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

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