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Exhibition: Our Masterpieces, Our Stories at the National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada’s foray to Canada Scene is Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, a visual art exhibition on from June 15 to September 4. It is a sweeping look backwards at the breadth of Canadian art from “time immemorial” to 1967. With a bird’s eye view of Canadian art through the centuries, this exhibit is a good starter before you delve into other visual art exhibits this summer.

Photos by Hannah Manning (@hannahkgm)

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.

Photo by J. Michel Carriere (Apt613 Flickr Pool)

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.

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Long Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Another weekend is upon us! We have paid our dues and Mother Nature is rewarding us with (mainly) sunshine and blue skies on this first of the warmer months’ long weekends. Burgeoning with goings on right out of the gate, you might want to consider taking Friday off work. Begin the festivities early and then full steam ahead until Monday.

Detail of Daphne Odjig's "Off to the Party"

Art exhibition: Paper/Papier at Cube Gallery

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, […]

Photo by Derek Mellon, from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

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 […]

Alex Colville, Horse and Train, 1954. Glazed oil on hardboard, 41.2 × 54.2 cm. Collection of the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Gift of Dominion Foundries and Steel Limited (Dofasco), 1957. © A.C. Fine Art Inc. Photo: Robert McNair.

Alex Colville, painter of the ordinary

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 […]

To Prince Edward Island (1965, acrylic emulsion on masonite, 61.9 x 92.5 cm) by Alex Colville. Photo © National Gallery of Canada.

Look ahead at the National Gallery

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, […]

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