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This Week

February 19 to February 25, 2017

Activities & Events

  • Sunday February 19, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo Studio - Hand-Painted Totes
    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 

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  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Winterlude Postcards
    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

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Gallery C203

    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.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • Monday February 20, 2017
  • 10:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo Studio - Hand-Painted Totes
    Duration : 6h
    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

  • 10:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Winterlude Postcards
    Duration : 6h
    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

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Gallery C216

    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.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • Tuesday February 21, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    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.

  • 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 C208a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Ignatius Sancho by Thomas Gainsborough

    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 February 22, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Lamentation by Workshop of Quinten Massys

    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 C205

    Featured artwork for this talk: Job by Jan Lievens

    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: Maffeo Barberini, Pope Urban VIII by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

    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 C205

    Featured artwork for this talk: Job by Jan Lievens

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

  • Thursday February 23, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208c

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Salutation of Beatrice by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    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: La Gouvernante by Jean-Siméon Chardin

    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 C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds by John Constable

    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: La Gouvernante by Jean-Siméon Chardin

    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
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Gallery C216

    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.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • Friday February 24, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C209

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Empress Josephine by Joseph Chinard

    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 C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le festin d'Absalom by Mattia Preti

    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 C209

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Empress Josephine by Joseph Chinard

    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 C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le festin d'Absalom by Mattia Preti

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

  • Saturday February 25, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Jeweled Brooches
    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 - Hand-Painted Totes
    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

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Gallery C202

    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.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

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