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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)

Adult Art Tour

Discover the National Gallery of Canada's collection and exhibitions, and share your insights with others. These one-hour guided tours are in English.

  • For groups
  • Cost: 7$ + Gallery admission
  • Registration required, please call 613-990-4888 or email
  • Minimum 10 participants
  • Tickets on sale two months prior to visit

Themes Available


From 1 October to 16 November 2014
The Great War: The Persuasive Power of Photography
The Great War
brings together a varied selection of photographs from national and international collections. This exhibition aims to show how photography played an important role during the First World War. 


From 2 December 2014 to 4 January 2015
Jack Bush Exhibition
Well known on the international scene, Canadian artist Jack Bush (1909-1977) was a late bloomer in the world of abstract art who worked by his own rules.


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

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