A Meeting of the School Trustees

Robert Harris
A Meeting of the School Trustees (Detail), 1885
oil on canvas
102.2 x 126.5 cm
Purchased 1886
National Gallery of Canada (no. 6)

Group Tours for Adults

Discover the National Gallery of Canada's collection and exhibitions, and share your insights, on a one-hour guided tour for adults. Groups must include a minimum of 10 people.

  • Cost: 7$ + Gallery admission
  • Registration required, please call 613-990-4888 or email reservations@gallery.ca
  • Tickets on sale two months prior to visit
  • Please enquire about adaptations we can offer to make our programs accessible.

Themes Available

2015

From 6 January to 22 February 2015
Perception and Time: Two installations
M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician and Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion

M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician
Considered one of the best graphic artists of all time, Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is renowned for his “constructions” which defy all the rules of perspective.

Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion
This installation focuses on the relationship between time and photography, as seen through the lenses of science and art.

From 1 March to 30 April 2015
New installations in the Permanent Collection

From 1 May to 30 August 2015
Alex Colville offers a fresh perspective on the unique work of this celebrated Canadian painter, draughtsman and engraver. The exhibition also includes works by other artists, filmmakers, authors, graphic novelists and composers, meant to resonate with the work of Colville.

In the exhibition space.

In English. Ticket required.

From 6 June to 13 September 2015
Two installations
Chagall’s Daphnis & Chloé AND Luminous and True: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans

Chagall’s Daphnis & Chloé highlights Marc Chagall’s unique style. In this series, considered his most important graphic work, brightly colored, lyrical compositions express Chagall’s richly evocative vision of the world.

Luminous and True: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans showcases Frederick Evans’ sensitive yet rigorous approach to light and composition. In his landscapes and studies of medieval cathedrals, Evans sought a spiritual harmony between the laws of the natural and man-made worlds.

In the exhibition space.
In English. Ticket required.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), famous Russian-born painter and etcher, is known for his colourful and poetic works.

In his platinum and photogravure prints, Frederick Evans (1953-1943) sought a spiritual harmony between the laws of the natural and man-made worlds.