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.
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.
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.
The National Gallery of Canada has extended summer hours and reduced admission for youth and students.
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.
Have you ever walked into an art gallery and thought “Man, that artist’s work is awesome, someone should give them a prize”?
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, […]
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 […]
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): […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]