November

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    National Gallery of Canada has a great #ShopTheHood deal:
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    SHOP | This Saturday 29 November, get 25% off 2015 calendars & agendas (final sale) and receive a Pop Life poster FREE with your purchase. In conjunction with Shop The Neighbourhood, an initiative of Yellow Pages. Bookstore: http://ow.ly/EWeFl http://www.shoptheneighbourhood.ca/en/
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    This weekend we've got a film and a conversation both in the context of Masterpiece in Focus: Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine and The West Wind.
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    We're VERY excited to announce that the tree is back this year!
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    Our former director Jean Sutherland Boggs was passionate about getting Canadians excited about art. She was a regular voice on CBC Radio and the show Rewind compiled several of her appearances on a recent show. Enjoy!
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    Our Library and Archives is showing: Then Again, a survey exhibition of selected Art Metropole artifacts, through Dec. 19. Artists’ books tour in the NGC's Library and Archives Reading Room Tonight, Thursday 27 November 6:00 – 7:00 PM Please join us for informal presentations by guest speakers Corinn Gerber (Director of Art Metropole, Toronto), Jonathan Shaughnessy (Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, NGC), Ming Tiampo (Associate Professor, Art History, Carleton University) and Adam Welch (Associate Curator, Modern Canadian Art, NGC) who have selected two to three artists’ books from the NGC Library and Archives collection. In English, with bilingual question period to follow. The selected books will be available for consultation in the Reading Room.
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    Our monthly newsletter will be coming out tomorrow. Sign up to get the inside scoop on our holiday programming! http://ow.ly/EXiZe
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    SHOP | Until December 18th, get FREE SHIPPING within Canada on orders over $50 before tax at www.ShopNGC.ca!
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    New at NGC Magazine! Your Collection: The “Last Surrealist” and his Mentor. http://ow.ly/ECsnV Jean Benoît, The Four Four leaved Clovers or Homage to Seurat (1948), oil on canvas, 175.5 x 127 cm. NGC
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    We've got a Tom Thomson-filled weekend for you, in conjunction with Masterpiece in Focus: Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine and The West Wind! Saturday November 29 at 2pm Screening of the film West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson (2011) by Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont Lecture Hall. Free. Sunday November 30 at 2pm Roy MacGregor, renowned author of Northern Light, The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him will be giving a 40-minute presentation on the iconic Canadian artist. This will be followed by a conversation between the author and Toronto writer and art critic Sarah Milroy. Auditorium. Free. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/ygj0m Tom Thomson, The Jack Pine, Winter 1916–17, oil on canvas, 127.9 × 139.8 cm. National Gallery of Canada, purchased 1918. Photo © NGC
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    "Colour as pure pleasure." John Geddes comes to see Matisse’s inspiration in the Jack Bush show. Do you see the similarities between Bush and Matisse's work? Come see the show and let us know!
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    Adult Art Tours: Jack Bush From 25 November 2014 to 4 January 2015 Well-known on the international scene, Canadian artist Jack Bush (1909–1977) was a late bloomer in the world of abstract art and a painter who worked by his own rules. One-hour guided tours of the exhibition Jack Bush are offered to organized groups. Cost: $7 + Gallery admission. Registration required. Telephone: (613) 990-4888. Email:reservations@gallery.ca Exhibition: http://ow.ly/Eimj8 Jack Bush Big A, November 1968 acrylic on canvas, 228.6 × 144.7 cm (90 × 57 in.) National Gallery of Canada © Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014) Photo © NGC
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    Canadian Art on our agreement with the National Gallery of Canada:
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    Five artists tell you about their work in #CDNBNL and why you should come see the show. http://ow.ly/EO9o1
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    New at NGC Magazine! An Interview with Christopher Pratt. http://ow.ly/EyG56 Christopher Pratt, Argentia: The Ruins of Fort McAndrew: After the Cold War (2013), oil on canvas, 101.6 x 203.2 cm. NGC. Purchased 2013 through the generous donation of Gisella Giacalone, Margaret L. Marshall, R. Raso, W.J. Wyatt and Scott Campbell. Photo: Courtesy Mira Godard Gallery
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    Tactile and Descriptive Tour: Shadows for Humans by Vanessa Paschakarnis Come explore the sculptures of contemporary artist Vanessa Paschakarnis in the Canadian Biennial. Then create your own sculpture, inspired by her work, which evokes the human form as well as raw matter. Thursday 18 December from 6 to 7 :30 pm Ticket required. Group visits available upon request. 613-998-8888 or 1-888-541-8888 Vanessa Paschakarnis Shadows for Humans, 2003–04 purple-grey Cape Breton marble installation dimensions variable National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © Vanessa Paschakarnis
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    This afternoon at 2pm Conversation between Marc Mayer and Sarah Stanners on Jack Bush and his work. In English with simultaneous interpretation. Followed by bilingual question period. Free. In the Auditorium. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/Eimj8
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    Sunday 30 November at 2:00 pm CONVERSATION between ROY MacGREGOR and SARAH MILROY Roy MacGregor, renowned author of Northern Light, The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him will be giving a 40-minute presentation on iconic Canadian artist Tom Thomson. This will be followed by a conversation between the author and Toronto writer and art critic Sarah Milroy. Conversation to be followed by a bilingual question period. In English with simultaneous interpretation. Free. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/ygj0m
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    Our Library and Archives is showing: Then Again, a survey exhibition of selected Art Metropole artifacts, through Dec. 19. Artists’ books tour in the NGC's Library and Archives Reading Room Thursday 27 November 6:00 – 7:00 PM Please join us for informal presentations by guest speakers Corinn Gerber (Director of Art Metropole, Toronto), Jonathan Shaughnessy (Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, NGC), Ming Tiampo (Associate Professor, Art History, Carleton University) and Adam Welch (Associate Curator, Modern Canadian Art, NGC) who have selected two to three artists’ books from the NGC Library and Archives collection. In English, with bilingual question period to follow. The selected books will be available for consultation in the Reading Room.
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    Join us for Artissimo tomorrow, Friday November 21 from 11am to 4pm! Artist: Alexandre, 6 years old L'explosion du mur (The wall explosion)
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    Reminder of the Jack Bush events this week. In the exhibition: Friday 21 November at noon Meet the Curators of the Jack Bush show, Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada and Dr. Sarah Stanners, independent art historian and author of the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné on the renowned Canadian artist. Included with admission to the exhibition. In the Auditorium: Saturday 22 November at 2pm Conversation between Marc Mayer and Sarah Stanners on Jack Bush and his work. In English with simultaneous interpretation. Followed by bilingual question period. Free. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/Eimj8 Photo: Serge Fournier Photography
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    Congratulations to Nadia Myre on her win of the Sobey Art Award! Come see her site-specific work For those who cannot speak: the land, the water, the animals and the future generations (2013), on view at the National Gallery.
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    Calling all rebels and conformists: Thursday nights from November 20 to February 19, from 6 to 7:30pm join us for drop-in art activity for adults in the Jack Bush exhibition space. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/Eimj8
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    Peter Robb interviews pianist Orion Weiss about Debussy's The Toy Box, performed tomorrow at the National Gallery of Canada.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Five Stellar Artists Vying for 2014 Sobey Art Award . The exhibition is on view at the Winnipeg Art Gallery until January 11, 2015. The winner of the Award will be announced this evening - so stay tuned! http://ow.ly/Ex7pC
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    New at NGC Magazine! Going, Going, Gone: Vanishing Ice at the Glenbow Museum. Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775–2012 is on view at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta until January 4, 2015. The exhibition will also be on view at McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario from January 31, 2015 to April 26, 2015. http://ow.ly/DDOqJ Anne Noble (New Zealander, b. 1954), Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica, from ICEBLINK, 2005, pigment print on paper, 78 x 100 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney
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    The The Toronto Star calls the Jack Bush show "an expansive, generous and thoroughly dazzling retrospective of the late abstractionist’s enduringly quirky, quietly monumental career." We hope you'll come see if and let us know what you think!
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    "..A deeply satisfying exploration of delights and audacities that can occur when colour is applied to a flat surface via the miraculous medium we call paint." Come and see Jack Bush for yourself!
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    SHOP | Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at www.ShopNGC.ca. Order before November 30th to receive FREE SHIPPING within Canada when you spend $50 or more before tax!
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    Two events for Jack Bush fans this week. In the exhibition: Friday 21 November at noon Meet the Curators of the Jack Bush show, Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada and Dr. Sarah Stanners, independent art historian and author of the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné on the renowned Canadian artist. Included with admission to the exhibition. In the Auditorium: Saturday 22 November at 2pm Conversation between Marc Mayer and Sarah Stanners on Jack Bush and his work. In English with simultaneous interpretation. Followed by bilingual question period. Free. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/Eimj8 Photo: Serge Fournier Photography
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    We've got some great Jack Bush programming for you this Sunday 16 November! At 2 pm: Film screening A screening of the 1979 documentary Jack Bush directed by Murray Battle and produced by Rudy Buttignol. Cinema Productions produced this documentary for the NFB, English Program, Ontario Centre. In English. Free. Lecture Hall. Duration: 56 mins, 5 secs. And at 3 pm: Music in the Galleries Trombonist Peter Turner’s six-piece jazz group will perform Dixieland and swing favourites in the exhibition. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/Eimj8
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    The irresistible triumph of Jack Bush - on now at the National Gallery!
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    The Jack Bush show is now officially open at the National Gallery of Canada and it is outstanding! We had a great time last night at the opening!
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    New at NGC Magazine! Jack Bush’s Dazzling Abstractions. The exhibition is on view now at the NGC, and is up until February 22, 2015. Come see "some of the most ravishing things human beings have ever produced.” Article: http://ow.ly/EdFRY Exhibition: http://www.gallery.ca/jackbush/en/ Jack Bush, Pinched Orange (December 1964), oil on canvas, 220.9 x 177.8 cm. Collection of Audrey and David Mirvish, Toronto. © Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014). Photo: Craig Boyko
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    REMINDER: The Jack Bush opening is TONIGHT, Wednesday November 12 at 6pm. Hope to see you there!
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    Reminder: this afternoon at 2pm we've got a Tweet Chat with Rhiannon Vogl about the Canadian Biennial. Join us!
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    Join us for special activities in honour of Remembrance Day. The Gallery will open at noon on November 11 and we will have special musical presentations by the Government of Canada’s Celebration and Commemoration Program and TD sponsored Odyssey Showcase’s The Dumbells, a revival of a vaudeville act from WWI. There will also be interpreters in our Great War exhibition ready to answer any questions you have. And finally, volunteers will facilitate conversations about artworks in the permanent collection relating to the theme of WWI. Admission to the Gallery is free from noon-5pm on November 11. Details: http://www.gallery.ca/11nov/
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    Canadian Biennial Tweet Chat Wednesday November 12 at 2pm, Rhiannon Vogl, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the Gallery will answer your questions on the the show and the theme of Graphic States: Trends in Contemporary Canadian Drawing. Follow the conversation at www.twitter.com/gallerydotca and ask your questions with the hashtag #CDNBNL. http://ow.ly/DSqVj Photo: Rémi Thériault
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    A great preview of this exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada which highlights the works collected by the gallery for all of us. Not all works will resonate with all viewers yet all are important in the context of our world now. The support and visibility provided through the acquisitions are vital to the careers of these artists and their circles of influence. Many thanks to Josee Drouin-Brisebois, Jonathan Shaughnessy and Greg Hill, their teams and Director/CEO Marc Mayer for their amazing work.
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    Join us for the Jack Bush retrospective opening on Wednesday November 12 at 6pm in the Main Entrance. On Sunday November 16 there are two Jack Bush-related events: a Jack Bush documentary screening and Music in the Galleries with trombonist Peter Turner’s six-piece jazz group. For more information: http://ow.ly/DDCwA
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    A brief look at some of the works in this year's Biennial and a few reasons why you should write this exhibition into your "Must Do" list this year. http://ow.ly/DWjOX
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    SHOP | This November, get FREE SHIPPING within Canada on orders $50 or more before tax at www.ShopNGC.ca!
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    Reminder - this afternoon at 1PM: MEET THE ARTISTS Artists Mario Doucette, An Te Liu, David McMillan, Vanessa Paschakarnis and Ed Pien discuss their works in the exhibition Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014. http://ow.ly/DP9Zv An Te Liu Aphros, 2013 from the series MONO NO MA pressed moulded earthenware with plaster base, 89.5 × 42 × 13.5 cm National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © An Te Liu Photo: Dustin Yu
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    New at NGC Magazine! Social Network: Rembrandt’s Circle at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Rembrandt’s Circle: Making History is on view until December 7. http://ow.ly/DDSOE Rembrandt van Rijn, Head of an Old Man in a Cap (circa 1630), oil on panel. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2003 (46-031)
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    Admission to the Gallery is free tonight from 5-8pm, so why not come check out the Canadian Biennial and let us know what you think? This review from Herd Magazine will give you an idea of what to expect.
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    Canadian Biennial Tweet Chat Wednesday November 12 at 2pm, Rhiannon Vogl, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the Gallery will answer your questions on the the show and the theme of Graphic States: Trends in Contemporary Canadian Drawing. Follow the conversation at www.twitter.com/gallerydotca and ask your questions with the hashtag #CDNBNL. http://ow.ly/DSqVj Photo: Rémi Thériault
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    We're getting excited for the Venice Biennale and what BGL has in store for the Canadian Pavilion!

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