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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, […]

All photos by Siu Hong Yu.

The humble Library and Archives at the NGC

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 […]

Fringe (2008) by Rebecca Belmore. Photo © National Gallery of Canada.

Sakahàn Summer

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 […]

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