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    We'd still love to know: When you look at this painting, what are you curious about? Thanks for your feedback! Claude Monet’s Le pont de bois (1872) will be at the heart of the upcoming exhibition Monet : A Bridge to Modernity, which will be on view from 30 October 2015 to 15 February 2016.
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    Vincent Van Gogh was born #onthisday in 1853 (30 March 1853 to 29 July 1890). What's your favourite work of his? His biography on our website: http://ow.ly/KZ5eF Iris, 1890 Vincent van Gogh Dutch, 1853 - 1890 oil on thinned cardboard, mounted on canvas 62.2 x 48.3 cm Purchased 1954 National Gallery of Canada (no. 6294)
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    Today's theme for #museumweek is #favMW. So tell us, what's been your favourite artwork, exhibition, memory, event or particular visit to the Gallery. We'd love to know!
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    Join us for the opening of the #GGarts exhibition on April 9!
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    Yesterday's #MuseumWeek theme on Twitter was #architectureMW. Today it's all about #inspirationMW. How does the Gallery, or our collection, inspire you? You can tell us on Twitter, using the hashtag and tagging us with @gallerydotca, or tell us here if you're not on Twitter!
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    For those of you in Ontario, tune in to TVO this evening for The Story of Women and Art at 9pm.
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    Exploring Cézanne and Space at the Vancouver Art Gallery - a write-up on National Gallery of Canada magazine about two of our current exhibitions. Cézanne’s analytical approach to depicting space is the jumping-off point for The Poetics of Space, featuring works drawn from our collection. http://www.ngcmagazine.ca/correspondents/exploring-cezanne-and-space-at-the-vancouver-art-gallery
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    Exploring Cézanne and Space at the Vancouver Art Gallery - a write-up on National Gallery of Canada magazine about two of our current exhibitions. Cézanne’s analytical approach to depicting space is the jumping-off point for The Poetics of Space, featuring works drawn from our collection. http://www.ngcmagazine.ca/correspondents/exploring-cezanne-and-space-at-the-vancouver-art-gallery
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    New at NGC Magazine! Abstracting the Gaze: Revisiting Geneviève Cadieux. Geneviève Cadieux: Here you may see the best portrait that, later, I was able to make of him. Passages to Abstraction. is on view in two sections at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery and the Dalhousie Art Gallery from March 21 to May 17. http://ow.ly/KvJly Geneviève Cadieux, À fleur de peau (1987). © Geneviève Cadieux
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    One of the recently awarded #GGarts winners, Sandra Meigs was on Q on CBC Radio . Have a listen!
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    Image c/o Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada Exhibition opening at the NGC April 9: http://ow.ly/KK5o3
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    Today was the big announcement for the 2015 #GGarts winners from our partners the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada! Congratulations to all - we're excited to open our exhibition of the laureates' works on April 9.
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    Did you attend our Contemporary Conversations series opener with Marie Watt Studio, or the sewing circle with her? Here's an Ottawa Life Magazine article with Mrs. Vicki Heyman speaking about, among other things, the series and her passion for the arts. We're thrilled to be partnering with US Embassy Ottawa and Art in Embassies, US Department of State for this series. Stay tuned for details on our May 28 event with visual artist Nick Cave.
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    SHOP | Celebrate spring with floral patterns by William Morris, born on this day in 1834. http://ow.ly/K9Cos
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    Don't forget that this week is #MuseumWeek on Twitter! Follow along and you'll see neat things like this shot of the pigment room in our conservation lab! Tomorrow's theme is #souvenirsMW www.twitter.com/gallerydotca http://museumweek2015.org/en/7-days-7-themes-7-hashtags/
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    New at NGC Magazine! Canada's Zany Artist Collective BGL Heading to Venice. Stay tuned for more about Canadassimo as the veil of secrecy is lifted. Part 2 of "BGL in Venice" is coming soon to NGC Magazine. Canadassimo opens at the Canada Pavilion, Venice, on May 9, 2015. http://ow.ly/KALUz BGL, Canadassimo (2015). Work in progress, 2014
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    Next week is the week! It's Museum Week and we're excited to celebrate culture, our collection and YOU! See you on Twitter. Follow us at: www.twitter.com/gallerydotca Join in by using the hashtag #museumweek and each of the daily hashtags as well: http://museumweek2015.org/en/7-days-7-themes-7-hashtags/
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    New at NGC Magazine! Sight Unseen: Sophie Calle's For the Last and First Time. The exhibition is on view at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal until May 10. http://ow.ly/K6P8L Sophie Calle, The Last Image. Blind with embroidery (2010), detail, one color photograph under Plexiglas cover, one color photograph with metal frame, one text with metal frame. © Adagp, Paris 2014. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin, Paula Cooper Gallery
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    Please note that tickets for Thursday night's screening of Art and Craft are sold out. However, you can still join us for tapas and drinks at 5:30 in the Water Court Foyer! While quantities last. 3 tapas + a drink for $20. Here's a sneak peek of the tapas: beef tartare with its 'fake' companion - beet tartare.
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    Claude Monet’s Le pont de bois (1872) will be at the heart of the upcoming exhibition Monet : A Bridge to Modernity, which will be on view from 30 October 2015 to 15 February 2016. We’re wondering: When you look at this painting, what are you curious about? Thanks for your feedback! Claude Monet, Le pont de bois, 1872, oil on canvas, 54 × 73 cm. VKS Art Inc., Ottawa. Photo © NGC, Ottawa
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    New at NGC Magazine! An Interview with Leslie Reid. Her work is being exhibited at Galerie Laroche/Joncas in Montreal, on view until April 11. http://ow.ly/K6GVJ Leslie Reid, Cape Pine: The Barrens (2012), oil on canvas, 127 x 183 cm. Collection of Glen Bloom and Deborah Duffy. Photo: Justin Wonnacott
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    Artissimo is on in the Great Hall all week from 11:00 to 4:30. Happy March Break! Artist: Sophie Age: 9 Title: The Garden
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    Experience #art and culture in #Ottawa at the National Gallery of Canada. Stay #LesSuites, located in the heart of #downtownOttawa, only steps away from many historic and cultural attractions. Our spacious suites offer home-like comfort and premium amenities. This special package includes breakfast at #PresseCaf, indoor parking and admission to the Gallery starting at only $159!! Reserve your #Springbreak here: http://ow.ly/KofUY
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    New at NGC Magazine! The Concrete Hip-Hop Poetry of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time is on view at the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario until May 10. http://ow.ly/JWlTR Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1981), acrylic and oilstick on canvas, 244.48 x 182.88 cm. The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection. Photography credit: Douglas M. Parker Studio, Los Angeles. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2014). Licensed by Artestar, New York
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    Looking for weekend plans? Look no further - we have quite the M.C. Escher Sunday for you! This Sunday March 15 Meet the Curator Sonia Del Re at 1:30 in the exhibition space and then at 3pm there's Music in the Galleries in the Garden Court. There, Juno-nominated pianist and composer Chris Donnelly will play his own compositions inspired by the works of Escher. Hope to see you Sunday! http://ow.ly/Kg7Rb 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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    One week until our evening of fakes, forgeries and the art of deception! Come lounge in the Water Court Foyer with tapas and drinks before watching the TIFF Film Circuit movie Art and Craft and hearing from art fraud expert Colette Loll. Thursday March 19 at 5:30 (for tapas & drinks), 6:30 for the movie Get your tickets here: http://ow.ly/KfzMr
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    New at NGC Magazine! Glamour and Anti-Glamour at the Ryerson Image Centre. Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour and Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women are both on view at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto until April 5. http://ow.ly/JPSRM Gene Daniels, Untitled [Marilyn Monroe at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony], March 1962, gelatin silver print. BS.2005.190094/113-1201. The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre
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    Were you one of the 230 people who joined us on February 28 to take part in Marie Watt Studio sewing circle? Here's a great time-lapse video from our friends at the US Embassy Ottawa, our partners along with Art in Embassies, US Department of State for our new series called Contemporary Conversations. For more information on the series: http://ow.ly/K7nGE #artconvoAIE
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    Congratulations to Shad on becoming the new host of Q on CBC Radio! Here he is a few years ago talking about Brian Jungen's Court (2004), for our The JUNO Awards Tour of Canadian Art.
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    New at NGC Magazine! The Future of Art has Arrived: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is on view at the Art Gallery of Alberta and Enterprise Square Galleries, as well as off-site spaces, until May 3, 2015. http://ow.ly/JEdBq Future Station LRT. Source: Kristy Trinier
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    If you missed George Escher's lecture last week about his father, M.C. Escher and his work, here is an interview with CTV where he recounts some of his memories. http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=561893
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    For the Record: Early Canadian Travel Photography. The new Library and Archives Canada exhibition here at the National Gallery explores "how photography was used to attract visitors, and how early tourists viewed places we now identify as icons of the Canadian landscape". Come check it out in Gallery A102a. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/K6VPW Source: http://goo.gl/IfJ6Iu
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    Image via Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada
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    Monday March 9 at 12:15pm 150 Elgin Street (The Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada building). Free guided tour of the Collecting Our Thoughts exhibition, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The announcement of the 2015 laureates will be on March 24...stay tuned! #GGarts
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    New at NGC Magazine! Your Collection: The Vision of St. Dominic (c. 1640-1645) by Bernardo Cavallino. http://ow.ly/ICytK Bernardo Cavallino, The Vision of St. Dominic (c. 1640–1645), oil on canvas, 97.2 x 65.6 cm. NGC
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    Come to the National Gallery in the summer of 2016 and get to know Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, one of France's most renowned portrait artists. In the meantime, for International Women's Day, here's a video produced by the Grand Palais - RMN (Officiel) for the exhibition celebrating this important artist. #VigeeLeBrun
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    Reminder: Today at 2pm Meet the Artist Shary Boyle in the Canadian Biennial exhibition space.
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    Artist David McMillan speaks about his photographs in the Canadian Biennial. Don't forget: this is your last weekend to see the show. Don't miss it! http://ow.ly/K1wme
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    New at NGC Magazine! The Clock: Meditating on the Concept of Time. The Clock is on view at the Art Gallery of Alberta until April 12. http://ow.ly/JpCNC Christian Marclay, The Clock (2010), single channel video, duration: 24 hours. Purchased 2011 with the generous support of Jay Smith and Laura Rapp, and Carol and Morton Rapp, Toronto. Jointly owned by the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © the artist. Photo: Ben Westoby. Courtesy White Cube
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    Tomorrow! Saturday 7 March at 2pm Artist Shary Boyle will speak about her works in the Canadian Biennial. Meet in the exhibition space.
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    We're proud to be a 2015 partner of DiverCiné : les écrans de la Francophonie du monde. The festival "highlights the cultures of La Francophonie in all their diversity," and takes place from March 7 to 15. If you're a member of the NGC, you get a discount on your film tickets. All screenings are at the ByTowne Cinema. http://www.divercine.com/
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    Here's Vanessa Paschakarnis speaking about her work Human Shadows in the Canadian Biennial (#CDNBNL). Tonight is the last free Thursday to see the show - admission to the Gallery is free from 5-8pm! http://ow.ly/JWn1P
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    Please note that this evening's lecture with George Escher, M.C. Escher's son is sold out. Sorry for anyone who didn't get their ticket yet. For those of you who did - we'll see you tonight at 6pm.
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    If you've seen the MC Escher exhibition and/or love his work, you'll want to check out this incredible website we've got which is dedicated to helping you get to know him and his art better. Enjoy! http://www.gallery.ca/escher/mindscapes/ And a reminder that MC Escher's son George will be speaking at the Gallery tonight at 6pm! http://ow.ly/JPXtV
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    NGC Magazine | Folklore and Other Panics at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, until April 26, 2015. http://ow.ly/JlGVN Michael Flaherty, Rangifer Sapiens: 1807–1884 (2012), ceramic. The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
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    Tapas. A TIFF film. A lecture by an expert on art fraud. Join us March 19!
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    Thanks to everyone who came out to the inaugural events for Contemporary Conversations, a new series done in partnership with the US Embassy Ottawa and Art in Embassies, US Department of State. A lot of you came to the lecture and sewing circle with Marie Watt Studio and made it such a rich event for everyone involved. Thank you. Here are some photos from the US Embassy. Next in the series will be Nick Cave on May 28 - see you then! http://www.gallery.ca/conversations/en/ #artconvoAIE
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    Thursday March 5 at 6pm 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 M.C. Escher Hand with Reflecting Sphere, January 1935 lithograph on silver coated wove paper, 43.5 x 25 cm; image: 31.8 x 21.4 cm Gift of George Escher, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, 1989 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa M.C. Escher’s “Hand with Reflecting Sphere” © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com Photo © NGC
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    The Gallery is open today and Artissimo will be on in the Great Hall all week - come help us make a mural. Happy March Break to Quebec schools!
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    NGC Magazine | Japan’s Influence on Inuit Printmakers: The Untold Story. Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration is on view at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke until April 12. http://ow.ly/JlvsY Niviasi (Niviaksiak) and printed by Iyola Kingwatsiak or Kananginak Pootoogook, Polar Bear and Cub (1959), stencil. © CMH. Photo: Marie-Louise Deruaz

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