February

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    New at NGC Magazine! Outstanding Selections at the McMaster Museum of Art. Chris Cran: It’s My Vault is on display until May 9, and This is Me, This is Also Me is on view until March 21. http://ow.ly/IXQfy David Milne, The Shore Line, Six Mile Lake (1933–37), oil on canvas, 31 x 36.3 cm. Lois M. Scott-Thomas Bequest for the John R. and Margaret MacLaurin Memorial Collection. McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
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    It's your last weekend to see the Jack Pine and the West Wind by Tom Thomson together! The show closes on Sunday. Don't miss the chance of seeing these two Canadian icons side by side. Thank you to the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario, for loaning the West Wind and to the exhibition's sponsor, Heffel Art Auction House. http://ow.ly/ygj0m
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    For last night's inaugural Contemporary Conversations talk, our new series done in partnership with the US Embassy Ottawa and Art in Embassies, US Department of State program, artist Marie Watt spoke about her work, including Blanket Stories: Seven Generations, Adawe, and Hearth. We were reminded of all the incredible blankets and stories that you shared with us. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to share them again. And to remind you that Marie Watt will be hosting a Sewing Circle tomorrow, Saturday February 28 from noon to 3pm in the Great Hall. No experience necessary. http://www.gallery.ca/conversations/en/index.html
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    "I really would like...people to appreciate it from their own point of view." Here's an interview with Luke Parnell discussing his work, currently on view at the NGC as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014. Come see his work, and the rest of the exhibition, tonight during our free admission evening from 5-8pm. http://ow.ly/JE5NM
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    Incredible news yesterday as it was revealved that the Sobey family has donated $2 million to the National Gallery to support the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Thank you to the Sobey family!
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    Franklin Carmichael, member of the Group of Seven, is being celebrated with a 3-coin set from the Royal Canadian Mint / Monnaie Royale Canadienne, on the occasion of his 125th birthday! http://ow.ly/JBzb0
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    Meet the artist: Shary Boyle Saturday March 7 at 2pm. In Canadian Biennial exhibition space In English with a bilingual question period. Free with Gallery admission. http://ow.ly/JlxKW Shary Boyle Virus (White Wedding), 2009 plaster, lace, timed-sequenced overhead projector, fan, printed acetate and theatre gels installation dimensions variable National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © Shary Boyle (2009) Photo © Ian Lefebvre
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    New at NGC Magazine! Art That Crosses Borders.Vicki Heyman, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, sits down with NGC Magazine to speak about our Contemporary Conversations series, done in partnership with the US Embassy Ottawa and Art in Embassies, US Department of State. Article: http://ow.ly/JBFxP Join us this Thursday February 26 at 6pm for our inaugural talk, with artist Marie Watt. Marie Watt will also be hosting a Sewing Circle on Saturday February 28 from noon to 3pm in the Great Hall. Event: ow.ly/If9qy Please RSVP for both events: rsvp@gallery.ca or 613-991-6516 Follow the conversation with #artconvoAIE Photo © State Department/Public Domain
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    We're excited to announce our partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival as we launch our TIFF Film Circuit programming. The first in the series will be Art and Craft on Thursday March 19. 5:30 pm: Tapas and drinks in the Water Court Foyer 6:30 pm: Film screening in the Auditorium followed by special guest presentation: Fakes, Forgeries and the Art of Deception. Buy your tickets: http://www.gallery.ca/tiff/en/
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    Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 17 October - 8 March 2015 ow.ly/CKK5u
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    See you in two months, on April 23, for #ColvilleNGC! Until then, have some fun exploring the website which has lots of information on this Canadian icon. Is there a work you're particularly excited to see? http://ow.ly/JlmYR
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    SHOP | The Canadian artist-collective BGL of Quebec will represent Canada at the Venice Biennial in 2015. You can now purchase a limited edition artwork by BGL in our shop (or online) and help support The Canada Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition. http://ow.ly/Jljb2
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    Canadian Biennial Tweet Chat Wednesday February 25 at 2pm, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art , will shine a light on recent acquisitions of new Canadian art. Follow the conversation at www.twitter.com/gallerydotca and ask your questions with the hashtag #CDNBNL http://ow.ly/DSqVj
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    The Life and work of M.C. Escher: A Son’s Reminiscences The Annual Kathleen M. Fenwick Memorial Lecture Discover a son’s personal vision of M.C. Escher’s work as he recounts his memories of his father and shares special anecdotes about the man and the artist. In the Auditorium Ticket required: $8 (adults), $7 (seniors and students), and $6 (members) To register, please call 613-998-8888 http://ow.ly/JliuS
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    If you're coming into Ottawa from out of town, check out one of our partner hotels, like Les Suites Hotel. They offer a 'Arts and Culture Package' which includes passes to the Gallery with your stay: http://ow.ly/JgPlA
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    We asked you to share images of trees similar to Tom Thomson's Jack Pine...Thanks for your incredible posts! Our Tom Thomson : Jack Pine and West Wind Masterpiece in Focus exhibition is on until March 1 http://ow.ly/ygj0m
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    "Art breaks down walls." Will you be joining us for Contemporary Conversations with Marie Watt on February 26? The Ottawa Citizen sat down with Vicki Heyman, wife of US Ambassador Bruce Heyman, to talk about the series, which is a partnership between the US Embassy Ottawa, Art in Embassies, US Department of State and the National Gallery. We hope to see you at the talk on February 26 and at the Sewing Circle on February 28! RSVP by February 24: rsvp@gallery.ca or 613-991-6516
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    Here's An Te Liu discussing his work, currently on view at the NGC as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014. Come see his work, and the rest of the exhibition, tonight during our free admission evening from 5-8pm. http://ow.ly/IXTAE
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    Contemporary Conversation: Marie Watt Thursday February 26 at 6pm Marie Watt and the NGC's Audain Curator of Indigenous Art, Greg Hill, will talk about Watt’s work Skywalker/Skyscraper (Babel). In the Auditorium followed by a reception in the Watercourt Foyer. Please RSVP by 24 February; space is limited: rsvp@gallery.ca or 613-991-6516 Free Admission. In English with simultaneous translation. http://ow.ly/If9qy And on February 28 from noon to 3pm, Marie Watt will be leading a sewing circle in the Great Hall. Space is also limited for this event, so please RSVP by 24 February: rsvp@gallery.ca or 613-991-6516 We are pleased to present Contemporary Conversations, a speaking series created in partnership with the Art in Embassies, US Department of State Program and the US Embassy Ottawa. In a public, moderated discussion, this new series will feature four American contemporary artists whose work is part of the Art in Embassy exhibition at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence. http://www.gallery.ca/conversations/ #artconvoAIE
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    SHOP | Inspire your inner mathemagician with M.C. Escher playing cards! www.ShopNGC.ca.
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    Have you heard? The Alex Colville show is opening at the NGC on April 23! We're really excited for you all to see it. And there are lots of other great shows in store for 2015. Here's the Ottawa Citizen's round up.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Time Stands Still in Clocks for Seeing, on view at the NGC until 3 May. http://ow.ly/IzorN lse Bing, Self portrait in Mirrors, Paris (1931), gelatin silver print, 26.6 x 30.3 cm. NGC. © Estate of Ilse Bing
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    Please note that the Drop-in Art Activity for Adults in the Jack Bush exhibition won't be taking place this week. But come and see the show - you only have a few days left!
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    Don't forget to RSVP to our Marie Watt events before February 20. There's the Conversation on February 26 and the Sewing Circle on February 28. Hope to see you there!
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    Last Drop-in Art Activity for Adults this Thursday February 19 from 6:00-7:30pm! Jack Bush, known internationally for his abstract paintings from the 1950s to the 1970s, is considered a master colorist. Come create an abstract “painting” inspired by the artist’s work, using colourful fabrics. Included with admission to the exhibition. Meet in the exhibition space. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/CL1rG
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    Look who stopped by for a Family Day visit - the Winterlude Ice Hogs!
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    Reminder: we're open today until 5pm! Happy Family day.
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    It's your last week to see the Jack Bush show - it closes February 22. Don't miss the unique opportunity to see a full picture of the artist’s five-decade-long career! Have you seen the show? We'd love to know what you thought of it. 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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    To celebrate the National Flag of Canada Day and the 50th anniversary of the flag with Canadian Heritage, here’s a work from our national collection by Joyce Wieland. The artist was inspired by the first line of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s goodwill message from Canada recorded for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in July 1969. Participate in the National Flag of Canada Day by taking a photo of yourself with a Canadian flag and sharing it using the hashtag #flag50! Man Has Reached Out and Touched the Tranquil Moon, 1970 Joyce Wieland Canadian, 1930 - 1998 plastic, cotton, wool, and talcum powder 298.5 x 163.2 cm Purchased 1971 National Gallery of Canada (no. 16708)
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    It's already the last weekend of Winterlude! We've got Artissimo Sunday and Monday from 11 to 4:30 and a concert on Sunday at 3pm in the contemporary galleries. Come in and see some beautiful art. And why not grab a hot chocolate in the cafeteria too! For more information: http://www.gallery.ca/winterlude/ #Winterlude
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    Here's Cupid and Venus for all you art lovers out there on Valentine's Day! Venus and Cupid, 1777 Nicolas de Launay (after Clément-Pierre Marillier) French, 1739 - 1792 etching on wove paper with laid paper borders 23.6 x 14.6 cm Gift of R.E. Lewis, Belvedere, California, 1998 National Gallery of Canada (no. 40039)
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    What was the inspiration behind "Contemporary Conversations", the series we're co-presenting with the National Gallery of Canada and Art in Embassies, US Department of State? Check out the video below featuring Vicki Heyman, wife of US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, to find out how it started. Want to know more? Read more about the Contemporary Conversations: Art in Embassies series here: http://goo.gl/dpOyGI. After you've done that, you can sign up for the events at the Gallery, including a lecture by Marie Watt (February 28th) and a sewing circle (February 26th), by emailing RSVP@gallery.ca. Space is limited, so sign up today!
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    New at NGC Magazine! An Interview with Suzy Lake. Suzy Lake’s exhibition is on view at the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario until March 22. http://ow.ly/Izacn Suzy Lake, Imitation of Myself #1 ... (1973/2012), chromogenic print, 111.2 x 108. Private collection, Toronto. Copyright Suzy Lake
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    Looking for something to do with the kids if they have a P.D. day today? Come to the National Gallery of Canada at the Great Hall for Artissimo!
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    Jonathan performs Sunday at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottowa. If you are coming for the Beethoven and Schubert you can also stay and see the Canadian Biennial! Tickets are sold out but check for last minute availability: http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/7787
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    Reminder: Artissimo is on today from 11 to 4:30 – come join us in the Great Hall! Artist: Nicolas Age: 9 Title: The Happy Fish Medium : pencils
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    Reminder: Artissimo is on today from 11 to 4:30 – come join us in the Great Hall! Artist: Nicolas Age: 9 Title: The Happy Fish Medium : pencils
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    Here's an interview with artist David Hartt discussing his work, currently on view at the NGC as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014. Come see his work, Stray Light and the rest of the exhibition, tonight during our free admission evening from 5-8pm. http://ow.ly/Irr4J
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    If you're in Edmonton, head over the Art Gallery of Alberta to see their installation of Christian Marclay's incredibly mesmerizing artwork The Clock. They're having a 24-hour screening on Friday 13 February. Lucky Edmonton!
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    Along with the National Gallery of Canada and Art in Embassies, US Department of State, we're pleased to announce the launch of the Contemporary Conversations series! The first events with internationally-renowned artist Marie Watt take place later this month in Ottawa. Click on the event page for more details, RSVP to rsvp@gallery.ca reserve your spot, and check out the following link for more information about the Contemporary Conversations: Art in Embassies series: http://goo.gl/SwD8Q9!
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    Music in the Galleries Sunday February 15 at 3pm in the Contemporary Galleries. Free with Gallery admission. Don’t miss the chance to see Ottawa musician, pianist, composer and DJ Adam Saikaley perform a concert of original music in conjunction with Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014. With piano and electronics Adam Saikaley creates a sound that is textural, melodic and consistently moving. His music is not classical, jazz or electronic, but a combination of all three. https://soundcloud.com/adamsaikaley Exhibition: http://ow.ly/CKK5u
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    You’re in luck: Artissimo will be on this Friday February 13. And the Gallery is open for Family day, so Artissimo will be on for February 13, 14, 15 AND 16 from 11 to 4:30pm - four days in a row! Come look at and make your own art with the whole family. Artist: Cameron Age: 7 yrs Title: Under Sea Medium: Colouring pencils
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    We are pleased to present Contemporary Conversations, a speaking series created in partnership with the Art in Embassies, US Department of State, Program and the US Embassy Ottawa. Thursday 26 February 2015 at 6 pm Artist Marie Watt and the Gallery’s Audain Curator of Indigenous Art, Greg Hill, will talk about Watt’s work Skywalker/Skyscraper (Babel). In the National Gallery of Canada's Auditorium followed by a reception in the Watercourt Foyer. Free Admission. In English with simultaneous translation. Please RSVP by 20 February; Space is limited: rsvp@gallery.ca or 613-991-6516. #artconvoAIE More information on the series: http://ow.ly/ICKmv Facebook event: http://ow.ly/If9qy
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    Drop-in Art Activity for Adults Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm Jack Bush, known internationally for his abstract paintings from the 1950s to the 1970s, is considered a master colorist. Come create an abstract “painting” inspired by the artist’s work, using colourful fabrics. Only two sessions left (February 12 and 19)! Included with admission to the exhibition. Meet in the exhibition space. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/CL1rG
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    Missing summer? Sign your kids up for our Summer Camps! Registration is now open: http://ow.ly/IrgJk
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    New at NGC Magazine! Gen X Goes to the Mall: Store/Fronts at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA). Store/Fronts is on view at MOCCA until April 19. http://ow.ly/I9wm4 Vikky Alexander, West Edmonton Mall Series, No. 17 (detail) [1992], dye coupler print (Ektacolor). NGC
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    New at NGC Magazine! Book review: Geoffrey James: Inside Kingston Penitentiary. http://ow.ly/InkKR The book is available at our bookstore: http://ow.ly/InkTA
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    Reminder: Meet the curators today at 12:30 in the Canadian Biennial! In French. Free with Gallery admission.
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    Here's an interview with artist Ed Pien discussing his work, currently on view at the NGC as part of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014. Come see his work, Ad Infinitum (1999-2010) and the exhibition, tonight during our free admission evening from 5-8pm. http://ow.ly/I2ANs
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    SHOP | Don't forget your sweetheart! Valentine's Day is February 14th. www.ShopNGC.ca.

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