National Gallery of Canada
Given Apartment613’s focus on arts and culture, some fascinating parts of city life can get overlooked. I was thinking about this recently while reading a math-related novel. While I am no number whiz, I appreciate math’s inherent beauty, and strongly believe that mathematical ideas can be as captivating as a beautiful painting or catchy song. […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7pdFGjER4g[/youtube] For the past 2 months, the National Gallery of Canada has featured Sakahàn, an ambitious exhibition showcasing works from international Indigenous contemporary artists. Sakahàn, which means, “to light a fire” in the language of the Algonquin peoples, showcases over 80 artists from 16 countries with works and styles as diverse as their cultural backgrounds. […]
Editor’s note: Post by Melody McKiver, Artengine’s 2013 Critical Resident Blogger. Initially posted on Artengine’s blog. The summer is slowly coming to an end – sad but true! – and the National Gallery of Canada’s exhibit Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art has kept up a whirlwind of activity. On the final weekend that the exhibit is open, I […]
Post by Siu Hong Yu, volunteer extraordinaire with the Library Association of the National Capital Region. What’s the first image that comes to mind when you think about the National Gallery of Canada? Not the humble Library and Archives, I would guess, which is tucked away at the northeast corner on the second floor opposite […]
The National Gallery is always abuzz with events, though few locals take advantage of all they have on offer. For Ottawans, it is often a venue for a harmless second date on free Thursday evenings, where you’ll catch a kiss in the quiet chapel and then sneak up to Champlain Point to continue the courting, […]
It’s not really a question of “why do you have to see” the Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883) Master of Imagination exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, but more a statement that “you just have to see it”. Simply put, there’s something here for everyone. With close to 100 different illustrations, sculptures and paintings on […]
Post by Nicole Hurtubise. I can recall a significant part of my childhood when my sister and I were left to the company of the television. Hours spent in the glow of its presence, watched or unwatched as we played, fought or just passed the time staring into its light. Ubiquitous within those long glowing […]
Mark your calendars. The National Gallery of Canada recently revealed what art lovers can expect to see at the gallery in 2015, from Colville to Chagall to Monet. Here is a preview of what to expect during the year: Tracing this Canadian artist’s entire career, the Alex Colville exhibit will include nearly one hundred paintings, […]
There are just a few more weeks left to visit the exhibition of Canadian painter Alex Colville at the National Gallery. It is not to be missed. Mozart wrote that the virtue of the concerto lies in the fact that it offers something to both the connoisseur and the amateur. This can be said of […]
The first weekend of September is upon us, and with it the schools mercifully take back the children and the rest of the city amps up their enthusiasm for complaining about the impending weather. There’s lots of art and music to take in this weekend, with some mini festivals and comedy to balance things out. […]
Post by Crystal Parsons Quick, name 5 famous painters. You probably got Picasso and Monet but did any female artists make your list? Art history has not always been overly generous to the ladies, but this summer there will be a little more “girl power” in the gallery with the retrospective exhibition Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1785-1842): […]
This weekend is all about celebrating summer with festivals, markets and pop-up events. Enjoy! Get your museum fix with two new exhibitions. Visit the Canadian Museum of History for their Napoleon and Paris exhibit, opening June 16. The sneak peeks on Instagram look awesome! Walk across the Alexandra Bridge to the National Gallery of Canada […]
On at Cube Gallery this month is Paper/Papier, a “tribute” to the medium that has revolutionized our lives. If you are looking for an exhibition that pushes the boundaries and expressive limits of paper – this show isn’t it. If you’d like to see works by artists using a range of media such as paint, drawing, printmaking, […]
Have you ever walked into an art gallery and thought “Man, that artist’s work is awesome, someone should give them a prize”?
Photography is an art form that continues to capture the popular imagination, as was seen in huge turnout of 800 attendees at the public opening on April 6.