January

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    Jack Bush talks Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm in English and at 1:30 pm in French. Ten-minute talks on a work or theme in the exhibition. Included with admission to the exhibition. Meet in the exhibition space. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/CL1rG 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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    Here's an interview with artist Mario Doucette where he discusses his work, currently on view at the NGC as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014. http://ow.ly/HEMWy
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    New at NGC Magazine! M.C. Escher: In His Mind's Eye. M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician is on view at the NGC until May 3. And a reminder that we have free admission on Thursday nights from 5-8pm! http://ow.ly/HEJgR M.C. Escher Sky and Water I, June 1938 woodcut on laid japan paper, 48.9 x 50 cm; image: 43.8 x 43.8 cm National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa M.C. Escher’s “Sky and Water I” © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com Photo © NGC
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    Of course a great photographer like Edward Burtynsky takes a great #MuseumSelfie! He was gracious enough to indulge our request for a selfie when he was here last week. So here he is in front of his work Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, India (2013) from the series Water.
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    It's #museumselfie day on Twitter today! Share your museum selfie with us by tagging us (@gallerydotca on Twitter, @ngc_mbac on Instagram). We'd love to see your best shots! To get you started, here's a photo (though not technically a selfie) that Steve Martin posted this summer from our Canadian Galleries, in front of a Lawren Harris work. Your turn!
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    Congratulations to the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario on their record-breaking Alex Colville show. We're thrilled to be the next (and final) stop for the show which opens here April 24. Did we mention that the NGC will be your LAST chance to see this show? See you in April!
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    Shop | Take the pulse of contemporary art in Canada: get your Canadian Biennial catalogue at the bookstore for only $40. http://ow.ly/HE2bk
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    New at NGC Magazine! The World is An Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, on view until February 8. http://ow.ly/HcsZp Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Fruit and Glass of Wine (1877–79), oil on canvas, 26.7 x 32.7 cm. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950-134-32, The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection. Courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art
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    Special thanks to National Gallery of Canada for the donation of admission for 2!
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    Why not spend your Saturday with some incredible Canadian art? Here's a review of our Jack Bush show, currently on view.
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    Apartment 613 is featuring a rewiew of our MC Escher exhibition. Those who have seen it absolutely love it. http://ow.ly/HsF7d
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    New at NGC Magazine! An Interview with David Altmejd. Flux, the first French retrospective of the work of David Altmejd, is on view at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris until February 1, 2015. The exhibition then travels to Luxembourg’s Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean ( Mudam) from March 7 to May 31, 2015, before making a final stop at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal from June 11 to September 6, 2015. http://ow.ly/HcAK6 David Altmejd, The Flux and the Puddle (detail) [2014], Plexiglas, quartz, gold, steel, plastic material and textiles, fluorescent lamps, polystyrene, polyurethane foam, epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, synthetic hair, clothing, leather shoes, thread, mirror, plaster, acrylic paint. Photo: James Ewing. © David Altmejd. Photo: courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
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    Meet the Curators in Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 Friday January 16 at 12:30pm Come meet Curators Greg Hill, Andrea Kunard, and Jonathan Shaughnessy as they take you through the exhibition. In English with a bilingual question period • Free with Gallery admission. http://ow.ly/CKK5u Tim Pitsiulak Qalupalik Maqgoo, 2012 coloured pencil on black paper, 146 × 50 cm National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts Photo © NGC
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    Meet the Artist: Edward Burtynsky Thursday 15 January at 12pm Known as one of Canada’s most respected photographers, Edward Burtynsky discusses his work in the Canadian Biennial exhibition space. Presentation will be 45 minutes. In English with a bilingual question period. Free with Gallery admission. http://ow.ly/CKK5u Please note that space is limited for this event. Admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Photo: © Birgit Kleber 2012
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    Canadian Biennial Tweet Chat Wednesday January 14 at 2pm, Greg Hill, Audain Curator of Indigenous Art will answer your questions on the Canadian Biennial. Follow the conversation at www.twitter.com/gallerydotca and ask your questions with the hashtag #CDNBNL http://ow.ly/DSqVj Luke Parnell A Brief History of Northwest Coast Design, 2007 acrylic on wood installation dimension variable National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Courtesy of the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario. Photo: André Beneteau
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    New at NGC Magazine! Quebec Takes Centre Stage at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Make sure to see our Curator of Canadian Art, Katerina Atanassova last show at the McMichael, Eyes on Quebec: Treasures from the Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry and Robert Fitzhenry Collection, on view in Kleinburg, Ontario until February 1. http://ow.ly/H0GdY Clarence Gagnon, Quebec Village, Winter (date unknown), oil on canvas, 55.2 x 72.4 cm. The Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry and Robert Fitzhenry Collection
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    New at NGC Magazine! Painters Eleven and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. For anyone whose interest in Painters Eleven has been piqued by the National Gallery’s Jack Bush retrospective, a trip to The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is probably in order! http://ow.ly/GXbVp Alexandra Luke, Symphony (1957). Collection of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. S. McLaughlin, 1972
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    Sonia Del Re sits down with Q on CBC Radio today to talk about M.C. Escher. Tune in!
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    Quebec Takes Centre Stage at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection via National Gallery of Canada magazine http://www.ngcmagazine.ca/correspondents/quebec-takes-centre-stage-at-the-mcmichael-canadian-art-collection
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    Jack Bush talks Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm in English and at 1:30 pm in French. Ten-minute talks on a work or theme in the exhibition. Included with admission to the exhibition. Meet in the exhibition space. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/CL1rG Pinched Orange, December 1964 oil on canvas, 220.9 × 177.8 cm (87 × 70 in.). Collection of Audrey and David Mirvish, Toronto. © Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014) Photo: Craig Boyko
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    New at NGC Magazine! Canadian Artist Ciara Phillips, Finalist for the 2014 Turner Prize. cc Tate Britain http://ow.ly/G4GxC Photo: Turner Prize 2014 finalist Ciara Phillips. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Tate Photograph
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    New at NGC Magazine! Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Impressionism to Expressionism, 1900–1914. The exhibition is on view at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal until January 25, 2015. http://ow.ly/G7JeT Vincent van Gogh, Pollard Willows at Sunset (Saules au coucher du soleil) [1888], oil on canvas mounted on cardboard, 31.6 × 34.3 cm. Kröller‑Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands. Photo: Art Resource, NY

December

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    Happy 2015! The Gallery is closed on New Years Day but will re-open January 2 at 10am. Christmas Tree and Skaters, Rockefeller Plaza, 1946 Pegi Nicol MacLeod Canadian, 1904 - 1949 watercolour over graphite on laid paper 61 x 47.8 cm Purchased 1950 National Gallery of Canada (no. 5024)
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    New at NGC Magazine! Your Collection: Two Cubist Masterpieces by Georges Braque and Liubov Popova. http://ow.ly/Fz2xp Liubov Popova, The Pianist (1914–15), oil on canvas, 106.5 x 88.7 cm. NGC
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    Come make some little trees with us near the big #NGCtree! Artissimo is on daily until Sunday January 4 from 11 am to 4pm (exceptions: The Gallery is closed December 25 and January 1). The holidays at the Gallery: http://ow.ly/F0KHJ
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    New at NGC Magazine! The Raw and the Commodified: Two Sides of Andy Warhol. Warhol Mania is on view at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal until March 15, 2015. Red Book is on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia until January 4, 2015. http://ow.ly/G4Aks Andy Warhol, Perrier (1983), offset lithograph, 40 x 60 cm. For the promotion of the product in French cafés and bistros. Publisher: La Source Perrier, Vergèze, France. Printer: S.A. Lalande, Courbet, France. Collection Paul Maréchal. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / SODRAC (2014). Photo: GHP Media
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    NGC Magazine! Archive Fever at the The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Archive Fever! is on view in Waterloo until January 4, 2015. http://ow.ly/G4FGN Photo: Donald Milne
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    Merry Christmas! The Gallery is closed today, but will re-open tomorrow, December 26 at 10am. As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe, c. 1640 Jacob Jordaens (and Workshop) Flemish, 1593 - 1678 oil on canvas 145.5 x 218 cm Purchased 1969 National Gallery of Canada (no. 15790)
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    New at NGC Magazine! An Interview with Daphne Odjig. Interview: http://ow.ly/FyWBH Daphne Odjig works in the NGC's collection: http://ow.ly/FyWYs Photo: Stan Somerville
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    View the National Gallery of Canada's piece on The Ottawa Art Gallery | La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa's "ALMA: The Life and Art of Alma Duncan"! Co-curators Catherine Sinclair and Jaclyn Meloche explain the significance of Duncan's works and the importance of this retrospective collection of one of the most influential female artists in Canadian art history.
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    View the National Gallery of Canada's piece on The Ottawa Art Gallery | La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa's "ALMA: The Life and Art of Alma Duncan"! Co-curators Catherine Sinclair and Jaclyn Meloche explain the significance of Duncan's works and the importance of this retrospective collection of one of the most influential female artists in Canadian art history.
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    Come make art with us over the holidays! Artissimo will be open daily from Tuesday December 23 until Sunday January 4 from 11 am to 4pm (exceptions: The Gallery is closed December 25 and January 1). The holidays at the Gallery: http://ow.ly/F0KHJ
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    For all you last minute shoppers, don't worry, our Bookstore will be open Monday, December 22, 2014 from 10am to 5pm for all your shopping needs! You'll find something for everyone: art socks, puzzles, mugs, toys, jewelry, ornaments, and books - including the Canadian Biennial catalogue! www.ShopNGC.ca Free parking on this day only with a minimum purchase of $25.00.
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    You won't want to miss our #MCEscher show which opens today! Check out this @cbcOttawa story for a sneak peek: http://ow.ly/GbCOg
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    Fantastic is the only way to describe this art exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada. Stay LesSuites to enjoy spacious all-suite accommodations and great #hotelpackages to suit every budget here: http://ow.ly/Gbuv3
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    Jack Bush Adult Art Tours! 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/CL1rG 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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    Join us and the Canadian Film Institute on the shortest day of the year (this Sunday 21 December) to watch some great, family-friendly short films. What better way to welcome the winter solstice than celebrating our talented Canadian filmmakers? More info on the holidays at the Gallery: http://ow.ly/F0KHJ
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    New at NGC Magazine! The Life and Art of Alma Duncan at The Ottawa Art Gallery | La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa until January 11, 2015. http://ow.ly/FytNa Alma Duncan, Self-Portrait with Red Stripes (1958), oil on masonite, 50.8 x 63.5 cm. Courtesy of D & E Lake Ltd. Fine Arts, Toronto
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    New at NGC Magazine! 2014 Feature Interview: Marc Mayer in Conversation with Bharti Kher. Video: http://ow.ly/G0hxq nothing marks the perimeter, just a hollow sound echoes, 2011 (detail) Bharti Kher Grande-Bretagne, 1969 Bindis on painted board 243 x 182 cm each Purchased 2012 National Gallery of Canada (no. 45547.1-3)
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    Our #suitehotel is located in the heart of #downtownOttawa, only steps away from many historic and cultural attractions. Art lovers will appreciate our Arts & Culture #hotelpackage with spacious accommodation and passes for the National Gallery of Canada. Wake up to continental breakfast at Presse Café and enjoy indoor parking and admission to the Gallery. http://ow.ly/G3Br0
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    Spend time exploring the galleries of #Ottawa this holiday season with our Arts & Culture package. Les Suites Hotel is within easy walking distance to the country’s finest art museum – the National Gallery of Canada. Wake to a continental breakfast at Presse Café and enjoy indoor parking and admission to the Gallery. http://ow.ly/G35Ob
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    You have until tomorrow to get FREE shipping within Canada when you spend $50 or more before tax!
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    New exhibition! Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion opens 20 December. Come explore the relationship between time and photography through a selection of historical and contemporary photographs. http://ow.ly/FBLnh Eadweard Muybridge "Annie G." galloping, c. June 1884 11 May 1886, printed November 1887 collotype, 48.1 x 61.1 cm; image: 21.9 x 33.1 cm Gift of Dr. Robert W. Crook, Ottawa, 1981 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Photo © NGC
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    Today at 1pm: Christmas Concert in the Great Hall, next to the majestic tree! Included with admission.
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    See the #NGCtree get installed and lit up for the holidays in this time lapse video! http://ow.ly/FKbO0
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    Christmas Concert Sunday 14 December at 1 pm (75 minutes) in the Great Hall Experience a Winter Wonderland while the National Capital Concert Band paints a musical canvas of Christmas and holiday tunes next to our majestic, 12-metre tree. Included with Gallery admission. The holidays at the Gallery: http://ow.ly/F0KHJ
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    Member Exclusive: Family Fun Day Saturday 13 December from 11 am to 3 pm in Sketches Join us for an unforgettable day! Become a member today! In-Gallery Quiz: Families are invited to complete an in-gallery family quiz inspired by the Holidays. Find the clues to complete a very special wish list! Crafts: Children, come take your picture, then create your very own personalized tree ornament, holiday card or a frame your loved ones will cherish forever. http://ow.ly/F0KHJ
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    Museums are sharing photos of their buildings on Twitter today using the hashtag #MusBuilding. Have a photo of our building? Share it with us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/gallerydotca) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ngc_mbac).
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    New at NGC Magazine! Presenting a Major Contemporary Art Exhibition: A Q&A with Jack Bush Retrospective Exhibition Co-Curator, Marc Mayer. Jack Bush is on view at the National Gallery until February 22, 2015. A catalogue in English and French editions accompanies the exhibition. http://ow.ly/Fy6Iv Photography: Kryn Taconis, 1963. Collection of the Library and Archives, NGC. © Kryn Taconis / Magnum Photos
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    SHOP | Brighten up your winter with colourful gifts from The Bookstore and www.ShopNGC.ca! Order before December 18th to receive FREE SHIPPING within Canada when you spend $50 or more before tax!

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