This Week

September 25 to October 01, 2016

Activities & Events

  • Sunday September 25, 2016
  • film
    Films
    Ottawa International Animation Festival

    Celebrating 40 years, the Ottawa International Animation Festival returns to the National Gallery of Canada. As one of the festival partners, we’ll welcome fans of all ages for screenings and showcases featuring some of the world’s most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films.

    National Gallery members can benefit from a single ticket price of $9.* 

    *NOTE: You will need to present your NGC Member card when collecting your tickets.

    There’s also a ton of great stuff for families at the Festival! Join us in the Scotiabank Great Hall on Saturday 24 September from 11 am to 4 pm to make your own animated flipbook. Adult accompaniment required.

    Enjoy animation films and activities in Ottawa from September 21–25!

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  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Dancer by Antonio Canova

    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 - Fall Forest
    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

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: Un après-midi d'été en compagnie d'un prêcheur méthodiste by Philip James de Loutherbourg

    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 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.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Un après-midi d'été en compagnie d'un prêcheur méthodiste by Philip James de Loutherbourg

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

  • Monday September 26, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C212

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Cliffs at Étretat by Gustave Courbet

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Nu au canapé jaune by Henri Matisse

    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 C212

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Cliffs at Étretat by Gustave Courbet

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Nu au canapé jaune by Henri Matisse

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

  • Tuesday September 27, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    European Galleries Entrance

    Featured artwork for this talk: Wagon I by David Smith

    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 C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Des squelettes dans l'atelier by James Ensor

    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 C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Caesar Crossing the Rubicon by Jean-Léon Gérôme

    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 C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Des squelettes dans l'atelier by James Ensor

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

  • Wednesday September 28, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: St. Catherine of Alexandria by Simone Martini

    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 C206

    Featured artwork for this talk: Les jeunes piaillent comme chantent les vieux by Jacob Jordaens (et Atelier)

    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 C205a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Entombment by Peter Paul Rubens

    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 C206

    Featured artwork for this talk: Les jeunes piaillent comme chantent les vieux by Jacob Jordaens (et Atelier)

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

  • Thursday September 29, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C209

    Featured artwork for this talk: Bacchus and Ariadne by Antoine-Jean Gros

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Camouflage en cale sèche à Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth

    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 C213

    Featured artwork for this talk: At the Café-concert by Edgar Degas

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Camouflage en cale sèche à Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth

    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 (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C207

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'église S. Maria della Salute, Venise by Francesco Guardi

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth

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

  • 6:00 PM
    lecture
    Lectures
    Contemporary Conversations - Who is the late Anne Chu?
    Auditorium

    Free admission

    Anne Chu was known for creating monumental works from wood, ceramic and papier mâché – sculptures that toy with our expectations about fine art materials. Scheduled to appear as the third and final artist of the 2016 Contemporary Conversations series, Chu died this year on 25 July.

    Join us for an engaging discussion about her art, hosted by the Gallery’s Director and CEO Marc Mayer. Discover how Chu blends elements of ancient and modern, abstraction and figuration, familiar and fantastical. You’ll also hear from Chu’s gallerist, Tracy Williams, in a conversation with Mayer following his presentation.

    Seats in the Auditorium will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be a live broadcast of the event in the adjacent Lecture Hall.

    In English: French simultaneous interpretation is available if a request is made to interp@gallery.ca before 23 September 2016.

    Anne Chu (1959–2016)- Photo : Jen Fong
    Anne Chu (1959–2016)
    Photo : Jen Fong

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  • 6:00 PM
    adult-tour
    Stimulating the Senses
    Tactile and Descriptive Tour - Giacometti's Portrait of Diego
    Duration : 1h, 30 minutes

    In his haunting 1954 sculpture, Portrait of Diego, Swiss-born artist Alberto Giacometti plays with form and texture to create a highly-expressive portrait of his younger brother Diego. After exploring the sculpture in the gallery and learning more about the artist’s technique, come create a bust of someone close to you in our Studio.

    Space is limited. Cost: $7 (Members $6). For tickets, please contact us by phone: 613-998-8888.

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'église S. Maria della Salute, Venise by Francesco Guardi

    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 C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Time, Death, and Judgement by George Frederic Watts

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

  • Friday September 30, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) by George Romney

    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 C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'Assomption de la Vierge by Neri di Bicci

    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 Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West

    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 C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: L'Assomption de la Vierge by Neri di Bicci

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

  • Saturday October 01, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Hope I by Gustav Klimt

    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 - Fall Forest
    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

  • 11:30 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.

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Hope I by Gustav Klimt

    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 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.

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