Activities & Events

  • Sunday July 24, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Iris by Vincent van Gogh

    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 - Portraits
    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.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: 3 + 4 + 1 by Paul-Émile Borduas

    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: Iris by Vincent van Gogh

    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 A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: 3 + 4 + 1 by Paul-Émile Borduas

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993, oil on canvas, 122 × 91.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993, oil on canvas, 122 × 91.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • Monday July 25, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Portraits
    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.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Composition No. 12 with Blue by Piet Mondrian

    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: Le port d'Anvers by Georges Braque

    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 C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le port d'Anvers by Georges Braque

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Dressing Box Window Blind2012

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Dressing Box Window Blind2012

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • Tuesday July 26, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Venus Presenting Arms to Aeneas by Jean (the Younger) Restout

    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 - Portraits
    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.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Entrée de cimetière, Campbell River by Emily Carr

    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 Judgement of Susannah by François Boucher

    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 A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Entrée de cimetière, Campbell River by Emily Carr

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986, oil and enamel on plywood, 97 × 249 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986, oil and enamel on plywood, 97 × 249 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • Wednesday July 27, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Pierantonio Bandini by 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 - Portraits
    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.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: Pavane by Jean Paul Riopelle

    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 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.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: Pavane by Jean Paul Riopelle

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990, oil and acrylic on canvas, 274.2 × 183 × 7.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990, oil and acrylic on canvas, 274.2 × 183 × 7.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • Thursday July 28, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: 3 + 4 + 1 by Paul-Émile Borduas

    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 - Portraits
    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.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

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

    Featured artwork for this talk: Danseuse by Antonio Canova

    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 A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: 3 + 4 + 1 by Paul-Émile Borduas

    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: Danseuse by Antonio Canova

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Pretty Picture, 1998

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Pretty Picture, 1998

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C212

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Third-class Carriage by Honoré Daumier

    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 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.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: First Class : The Meeting ... and at First Meeting Loved by Abraham Solomon

    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 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.

  • 7:00 PM
    adult-tour
    Tours
    Calm and Chaos: Inside Picasso
    Duration : 45 minutes
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    With a personal life as wild and colourful as his art, Pablo Picasso is arguably the 20th century’s most famous artist. This guided tour will delve into the complexities of love, lust and identity, as portrayed in the provocative Vollard Suite of prints. 

    Free admission. Meet at the exhibition entrance.

    Learn more

  • Friday July 29, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Nude on a Yellow Sofa by Henri Matisse

    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 - Portraits
    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.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: La lettre by James Tissot

    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 C217

    Featured artwork for this talk: Traveller's Folding Item by Marcel Duchamp

    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 C212a

    Featured artwork for this talk: La lettre by James Tissot

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993, oil on canvas, 122 × 91.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993, oil on canvas, 122 × 91.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Black Painting #1, 1993

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • Saturday July 30, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Inuit Galleries

    Featured artwork for this talk: Nunali by Jackoposie Oopakak

    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 - Portraits
    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.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le pape Urbain VIII (Maffeo Barberini) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

    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 C211

    Featured artwork for this talk: Tomb of General Brock, Queenston Heights, Ontario by Thomas Cole

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

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Dressing Box Window Blind2012

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Dressing Box Window Blind2012

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more