This Week

December 04 to December 10, 2016

Activities & Events

  • Sunday December 04, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - 3D Holiday Trees
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

    Sponsored by 

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  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Pierantonio Bandini by Agnolo Bronzino

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo Studio - Air-Dry Clay Workshop
    Duration : 5h
    Studio 1

    Join us at the Artissimo Studio, where families can have fun making art – and leave the mess behind! Each month features a new project to create and take home. Art projects are thematically linked to artworks on view at the National Gallery of Canada. 

    All materials are provided (smocks too!). Drop in and stay as long as you like. Free with Gallery admission. Ages 3 -12, adult supervision required. From 11 am to 4 pm in Studio 1. Open on Saturdays, Sundays, Statutory Holidays, Family Day and December and January Winter Break. Maximum of 55 participants at one time.

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait de jeune femme by Bartolomeo Veneto

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Man by Giovanni Battista Moroni

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait de jeune femme by Bartolomeo Veneto

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Tuesday December 06, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Young Woman by Bartolomeo Veneto

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C209

    Featured artwork for this talk: Bacchus et Ariane by Antoine-Jean Gros

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Shepherd Paris by Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Desmarais

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C209

    Featured artwork for this talk: Bacchus et Ariane by Antoine-Jean Gros

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Wednesday December 07, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Monsieur de Buissy by Joseph Siffred Duplessis

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Monsieur de Buissy by Joseph Siffred Duplessis

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Thursday December 08, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rock Drill by Jacop Epstein

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le pont de Narni by Camille Corot

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Rock Drill by Jacob Epstein

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le pont de Narni by Camille Corot

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C206

    Featured artwork for this talk: As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe by Jacob Jordaens and workshop

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vénus by Lucas (l'aîné) Cranach

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C207

    Featured artwork for this talk: Saint Mark's and the Clock Tower, Venice by Canaletto

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vénus by Lucas (l'aîné) Cranach

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Friday December 09, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Crucifixion of St. Andrew by Luca Giordano

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mercure et Argus by Jospeh Mallord William Turner

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Repentant Magdalen by Paolo Caliari (called Veronese)

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: Mercure et Argus by Jospeh Mallord William Turner

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Saturday December 10, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - 3D Holiday Trees
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo Studio - Air-Dry Clay Workshop
    Duration : 5h
    Studio 1

    Join us at the Artissimo Studio, where families can have fun making art – and leave the mess behind! Each month features a new project to create and take home. Art projects are thematically linked to artworks on view at the National Gallery of Canada. 

    All materials are provided (smocks too!). Drop in and stay as long as you like. Free with Gallery admission. Ages 3 -12, adult supervision required. From 11 am to 4 pm in Studio 1. Open on Saturdays, Sundays, Statutory Holidays, Family Day and December and January Winter Break. Maximum of 55 participants at one time.

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Meet the Expert
    Meet the Expert: Andréi Nakov, guest curator of The Advent of Abstraction: Russia, 1914-1923
    Gallery C218

    Meet Andréi Nakov, guest curator of The Advent of Abstraction: Russia, 1914-1923 to explore some of the key concepts of the exhibition. A renowned art historian and specialist of the Russian avant-garde, Nakov is the author of several works about Kazimir Malevitch whose work is highlighted in the exhibition. In French with bilingual question period. Included with Gallery admission. 

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  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C208, C209, C210, C211 and C212

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

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Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM