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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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    MEET THE ARTISTS: Saturday, November 8 at 1PM 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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    A special new, FREE concert! Listen to 5 talented young string musicians apprenticing with the National Arts Centre Orchestra | l'Orchestre du Centre national des Arts for 10 weeks in the Institute for Orchestral Studies, play chamber music November 7th at the National Gallery of Canada. Music for a Friday Evening anyone? Works by Mozart, MacMillan and Dvořák. http://nac-cna.ca/en/orchestra/event/10231 Photo: Brent Gervais
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    New at NGC Magazine! From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia at Dulwich Picture Gallery. The exhibition will be on view in London until March 8, 2015. It then travels to Toronto, where it will be on view at the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario from April 11 to July 12, 2015. http://ow.ly/DOE0X Emily Carr, Blunden Harbour (c. 1930), oil on canvas, 129.8 x 93.6 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC
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    Autumnal National Gallery and Peacekeeping Monument.
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    Write at the Museum Contest Ambassade de France au Canada invites you, with its Plumes d’ici et d’ailleurs contest to write an original, unpublished short story about a work of art in the literary style of your choice! The National Gallery of Canada is happy to support this contest, and encourages participants to visit and be inspired by the works in our collections. Sign up before 31 December 2014. Submissions must be received by 31 January 2015. http://plumesdicietdailleurs.blogspot.ca/p/writing-at-museum-contest.html
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    SHOP | To delve deeper into the world of the Canadian Biennial, why not check out the catalogue - available in our Bookstore, and online: http://ow.ly/DDmtr
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    New at NGC Magazine! A Moving Image at the Art Gallery of Alberta. A Moving Image is on view at the AGA until January 4, 2015. http://ow.ly/D7eu4 Yael Bartana, video still, Kings of the Hill (2003), single Channel Video, 7:30 minute loop. Courtesy of Petzel Gallery, New York; Annet Genlink Gallery, Amsterdam; and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
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    Today is Paul-Émile Borduas' birthday (1 November 1905 - 22 February 1960). Do you have a favourite work by this iconic Canadian artist? http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artist.php?iartistid=599

October

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    Thanks to the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom for sharing this video of a group from Haida Gwaii performing a traditional dance to launch Emily Carr's first solo exhibition in the UK at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
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    SHOP | Happy Halloween from the NGC Bookstore and www.ShopNGC.ca!
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    Looking for plans for tonight? Admission to the Gallery is free from 5-8pm and you can see what all the buzz is about our Canadian Biennial: Shine a Light. Here's Apt613's review of the show to give you an idea of what to expect!
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    Here's Akimbo's take on our Canadian Biennial: Shine a Light. Have you seen the show yet? Did you feel that the works "encourage us as viewers to take a closer, harder look at the images that make up our world of appearances."?
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    New at NGC Magazine! Portal: Ai Weiwei Photography at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983–1993 is on view until November 30. http://ow.ly/D7bPH Ai Weiwei, Ai Weiwei: Williamsburg, Brooklyn (1983), inkjet on paper, 50.8 x 61 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, and Chambers Fine Art
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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. Details: http://www.gallery.ca/11nov/
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    For those interested in our Great War photography exhibition, we'd like to share a concert that the Cantata Singers of Ottawa will be having, entitled "In Pace". It will be a commemoration of the centenary of the beginning of WWI, including music of contemplation and loss due to war and will reflect on the impact war has had on those who survive. It will include the music of Distler, Hossfeld, Howells, Schutz and others. The concert is this Sunday November 2 at 3:00 pm at St Joseph's Church in Ottawa.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Shining the Light on Four Biennial Artists. Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 is on view at the NGC until 8 March 2015 in Contemporary Art Galleries. Article: http://ow.ly/D77vZ Exhibition: http://ow.ly/CKK5u Luke Parnell, A Brief History of Northwest Coast Design (2007), acrylic on wood, installation dimension variable. NGC. Courtesy of the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario. Photo: André Beneteau

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