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Juxtaposing Time, Art & Culture: Our Masterpieces, Our Stories at the National Gallery of Canada

Greeted by bright blue walls, visitors who enter Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, the exhibition opened this month as part of the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, are struck with three noticeable changes: the open-concept exhibition design, the bold juxtapositioning of cultures and timelines, and a clear new focus on showcasing Indigenous art.

The National Gallery of Canada undergoes a major transformation

On June 15, the National Gallery will open Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967. This represents the final stage of a complete changeover of its permanent Canadian galleries, with includes the contemporary galleries (Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present), and Photography in Canada, 1960 to 2000). It’s huge installation that includes some 800 work.

A tour inside the historic Dominion Observatory

A grand structure, the Dominion Observatory, commands high ground at the Central Experimental Farm near Carling Avenue. Sharon Odell explains why this building was constructed (1902-5) and how one of the astronomers, Mary Grey, saved the heritage architecture of the building and the scientific instruments it contained.

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