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    Morpheus (Ovid's God of Sleep) could change form and enter dreams. Rebecca Clarke, composer of Morpheus to be performed during the Dreamscape concert at 3:00 pm today at the National Gallery of Canada by Aloysia Friedmann and Jon Kimura Parker had an alias. When Clarke debuted Morpheus as a violist , what pen-name did she use for the composer?
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    Doré Film Series. Explore Gustave Doré’s influence on filmmakers! This Thursday July 31 at 6pm in the Lecture Hall, come see Dante's Inferno (1935). http://ow.ly/zI65v And on Sunday August 3 at 2pm in the Lecture Hall, we'll be showing Cendrillon and Voyage dans la lune (by Méliès) and Les hallucinations du Baron Münchhausen. (Silent films) Gustave Doré, Dante and Virgil in the Ninth Circle of Hell, 1861. Oil on canvas, 315 × 450 cm. Musée du monastère royal de Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse (982.234) Photo: Hugo Maertens, Bruges
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    SHOP | Take home a memento from this summer’s incredible Gustave Doré exhibition, now available in the Bookstore or online at www.ShopNGC.ca.
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    New at NGC Magazine! An Interview with Takao Tanabe. Chronicles of Form and Place: Works on Paper by Takao Tanabe is on view at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford BC until September 7. http://ow.ly/zAN3c Takao Tanabe, Untitled (10-08-70), 1970, felt pen and pencil crayon on paper, 436. x 28.0 cm. Collection of the artist. © Takao Tanabe, 2012. Photo: Scott Massey
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    More sidewalk chalk art in the ByWard Market. This time on George Street. We love this artist! Want to see more? Head over to the National Gallery of Canada on Sussex Drive!
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    "To thine own self be true..." William Shakespeare. What's your favourite quote from Hamlet? Actor Jeffrey Wetsch joins musicians in the National Gallery of Canada Auditorium at 3:00 today in a performance of Shostakovich's Hamlet. How would the Bard react to Stephane Mege's arrangement of the score Shostakovich wrote for the 1963 Russian film, Hamlet?
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    Come take part in Artissimo daily throughout the summer from 11am to 4pm in the Great Hall. In this photo, visitors are making a huge copy of Tom Thomson’s Jack Pine with coloured fabics!
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    Camping this summer? Cottaging? Spending time in the great outdoors? We’d love to see your photos of Jack Pine-like trees, or a favourite tree that is Tom Thomson-worthy! Share them on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #JackPine Our Tom Thomson exhibition is currently on display and you can see two of his most iconic works together, The Jack Pine and The West Wind. http://ow.ly/ygj0m
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    Next time you head to the park, bring some paper, some coloured pencils, and a clipboard or book, and sketch what you see around you.
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    Grab a friend and grab a drink at the Transit Bar! Here is artist Vera Frenkel giving some insight into the work. The bar is open from noon to 7:30 on Thursdays. And another incentive: admission to permanent collection is free tonight from 5-8pm. http://ow.ly/zxrb9
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    New at NGC Magazine! Crossing Boundaries at the Carleton University Art Gallery. Inuit Art: Skin Deep is on display at the CUAG until August 10, while Imaginary Worlds: Scottie Wilson and Art Brut runs until September 7 and Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art runs until September 14. http://ow.ly/zxn8h Scottie Wilson, Untitled (Far Eastern Town), date unknown, ink and coloured pencil over graphite on paper. Collection of Carleton University Art Gallery: Bequest of Frances Barwick to the Department of Art History, Carleton University; transferred to the University Art Collection, 1988. Photo: Justin Wonnacott
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    Here is John Geddes from Maclean's Magazine giving a mini tour of some Canadian works - a primer for your next visit to see the national collection!
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    Share your family photos of World War 1 on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #NGCWar. http://ow.ly/yghIU
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    For Alexander Calder's birthday (22 July 1898 - 11 novembre 1976) here is his Jacaranda, on display in gallery C216.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Jimmie Durham: They will be smashed. Encore Tranquillité is on view in Gallery B105 here at the NGC until October 2014. http://ow.ly/zox46 Jimmie Durham, Encore tranquillité (2008), fiberglass stone and airplane, 150 x 860 x 806 cm. NGC
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    Create a comic strip starring your friends or imaginary creatures. Make sure to have a beginning, middle, and end. Don’t forget the speech bubbles.
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    Pick up some sidewalk chalk, head outside, and draw a picture of your family. Collaborate by having each family member draw him or herself. Remember to stay on the sidewalk!
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    Do you have old magazines or newspapers lying around the house? Turn them into art by making a collage of a summer landscape. Include the sky, some trees, and maybe even a lake!
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    New at NGC Magazine! Old Favourites and New Insights at Epiphany. Epiphany: Highlights from the Legacy Permanent Collection is on display at the University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries Downtown in Victoria, BC until August 9. http://ow.ly/zjMPi Robert Davidson, The Happy Blowhole (1992), cast bronze, 10/12, 17.7 cm x 36.2 cm x 36.2 cm. Collection of the University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries; Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
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    Here are the 2014 So You Want to Be an Artist? | Alors tu veux être artiste? finalists! http://soyouwanttobeanartist.ca/en/gallery/2014/finalists
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    We've got lots of great programming on offer for the Gustave Doré exhibition, including daily 10-minute talks at 2pm in front of artworks, film screenings on Thursdays and Sundays, and concerts, among others. For complete list: http://ow.ly/xOcik
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    Don't miss the exhibition Arctic Images from the Turn of the Twentieth Century, as it's only up until September 1. You can see it in room A102a. http://ow.ly/yrXXi Albert Alexander Chesterfield Darby and Jouni c. 1901–04 silver gelatin print Library and Archives Canada, e008299869
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    New at NGC Magazine! Art in the Palm of Your Hand with the NGC's new mobile app. http://ow.ly/ylmtq The National Gallery of Canada’s new mobile app, sponsored by Bell. Image: Tom Thomson, The Jack Pine (1916–17), NGC
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    Have you seen the work Him + Her by Candice Breitz in our contemporary galleries? Who did you spend more time with - Jack or Meryl? In Gallery B203b and B203c. http://ow.ly/yrPLD Candice Breitz Him + Her (detail), 2008 14 channel digital video installation (ed. 1/6), Him: 28:50 minutes, Her: 23:56 minutes Installation view: Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Photo: Jens Ziehe
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    Today, Saturday 12 July, the Gallery will open to the public at noon due to Hydro Ottawa repair work. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Into Black and White: The Drawings of Ron Shuebrook. Ron Shuebrook: Drawings is on view at the MSVU Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia until August 10. It will also be presented at the The Robert McLaughlin Gallery from October 11, 2014 to January 25, 2015; and the KelownaArtGallery from March 7 to April 26, 2015. http://ow.ly/ywFo6 Ron Shuebrook, Secrets and Revelations (2013), charcoal on rag paper, 115 x 196 cm. Courtesy of the artist
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    Tomorrow, Saturday 12 July, the Gallery will open to the public at noon due to Hydro Ottawa repair work. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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    Every week, for the next two months, we’ll suggest an art activity you can try out with your family. We’d love to see your creations, so snap photos of your work and share them with us on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #NGCFamily. Create a comic strip starring your friends or imaginary creatures. Make sure to have a beginning, middle, and end. Don’t forget the speech bubbles.
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    Tomorrow, Saturday 12 July, the Gallery will open to the public at noon due to Hydro Ottawa repair work. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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    Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet is an impressive and unforgettable sound sculpture. Make sure you don't miss it! In the Rideau Chapel http://ow.ly/yrTDw Janet Cardiff, Forty-Part Motet (detail) 2001, 40-track audio installation. Installation dimensions variable. Purchased 2001. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Photo © NGC
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    Throughout the summer we'll be screening films to show the influence that Gustave Doré had on filmmakers. Every Thursday at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm until August 21. Thursday July 10 at 6pm, come see L'inferno, 1911 (Helios). Directed by Giuseppe de Liguoro. And on Sunday July 13 at 2pm, it's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007 (Dreamworks Pictures (US); Warner BRos. Pictures (International)). Directed by Tim Burton. In the Lecture Hall. Free admission. All screenings: http://ow.ly/yppFd
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    New at NGC Magazine! The Many Layers of Scott McFarland. Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs is on view at the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, to August 10. http://ow.ly/ywCqN Scott McFarland, Main Street Optics, Main Street, Southampton, New York (2012), archival inkjet type print, 95.8 x 179.1 cm. © Scott McFarland, 2014
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    Have you seen the Doré show and lost yourself in his imagination? Bring home the catalogue to delve even deeper into his world! Available in our bookstore and online: http://bit.ly/1mb6MuQ
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    Come check out Fischli & Weiss: The Way Things Go, a recording of a spectacular chain reaction of household and industrial objects...See it and let us know what you thought of it! http://ow.ly/yrVUR Peter Fischli; David Weiss The Way Things Go, 1987 16 mm film transferred to digital video disk (DVD), 29:57 minutes, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery
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    Our travels continue! Here are some (of the endless) highlights from our visit to the National Gallery of Canada this week! National Gallery of Canada #Newman #Falk #Morrice #Pellan #Rothko #MacDonald #Pudlat
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    Every week, for the next two months, we’ll suggest an art activity you can try out with your family. We’d love to see your creations, so snap photos of your work and share them with us on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #NGCFamily. Do you have old magazines or newspapers lying around the house? Turn them into art by making a collage of a summer landscape. Include the sky, some trees, and maybe even a lake!
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    New at NGC Magazine! More than Pencil and Paper: Contemporary Drawings at the Art Gallery of Alberta. New Lines: Contemporary Drawings from the NGC will be on view until October 5. http://ow.ly/ylCuR Tristram Lansdowne, Axis Mundi (2012), watercolour and graphite on wove paper, 83.5 x 110.5 cm. NGC
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    Grab a friend and grab a drink at the Transit Bar! Here is artist Vera Frenkel giving some insight into the work. The bar is open from noon to 7:30 on Thursdays. And there is free admission to the permanent collection from 5-8pm on Thursdays. http://ow.ly/ys1hl
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    Throughout the summer we'll be screening films to show you the influence that Gustave Doré had on filmmakers. Every Thursday at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm until August 21. This Thursday July 3 at 6pm, come see Beauty and the Beast, 1946 (Lopert Pictures); Directed by JEAN COCTEAU. In French with English subtitles. In the Lecture Hall. Free admission. All screenings: http://ow.ly/yppFd
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    HAPPY CANADA DAY! FREE Admission to the permanent collection on Canada Day and something new at NGC Magazine! Spotlight on Two Tom Thomson Masterpieces. The Masterpiece in Focus exhibition Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine and The West Wind is on view here at the NGC until January 4, 2015. http://ow.ly/ywtEU Tom Thomson, Sketch for The Jack Pine, spring 1916, oil on wood panel, 21 x 26.7 cm. Collection of the RiverBrink Art Museum, Queenston, Ontario

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