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    Music in the Galleries 3pm on Sunday October 19 with Jesse Stewart in B207. Juno award-winning composer/percussionist/performance artist Jesse Stewart will perform a concert of original music in conjunction with Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014 exhibition. Combining percussion with a variety of cutting-edge electronic musical instruments, the performance will weave a unique tapestry of musical sound as a counterpoint to the gallery’s exhibition of recent acquisitions of Canadian art. http://www.jessestewart.ca/home.html Photo by Michele McMillan
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    If you need some extra incentive to come see the Canadian Biennial, here is Peter Simpson's review of the show for the Ottawa Citizen.
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    Reminder: come Meet the Artists this afternoon at 1pm. David Hartt, Philippa Jones, Luke Parnell, and Jeremy Shaw will be speaking about their works in the Canadian Biennial. http://ow.ly/CNhkE
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    Curious about contemporary art made in Ottawa? Ottawa Magazine's Paul Gessell's review of the National Gallery of Canada's biennial highlights former Ottawa-based artist Howie Tsui, among others from our fair city. Take a look!
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    Meet the Artist Geoffrey Farmer today at noon, as he speaks about his monumental installation Leaves of Grass (2012). http://ow.ly/CKK5u #repost from @pollumajandustooja Geoffrey Farmer, Leaves of Grass (2012), cut-out images from Life magazines (1935–85), archival glue, miscanthus grass, floral foam and wooden table, installation dimensions variable. NGC. Photo: Geoffrey Farmer
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    Reminder: Join us tonight at 6pm for the opening of Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Past, Present, and Future: Anishinaabe Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes is on view at the AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario until November 25. http://ow.ly/CosEk Robert Houle (Saulteaux), b. 1947, Parfleche for Norval Morrisseau, 1999, oil on canvas, 100 x 50 cm. National Museum of the American Indian
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    Take the pulse of contemporary art in Canada with Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014! Join us on Thursday October 16 at 6pm for the opening and come back on Friday and Saturday to Meet the Artists. Friday October 17 at noon: Meet Geoffrey Farmer. Saturday October 18 at 1pm: Meet David Hartt, Philippa Jones, Luke Parnell, and Jeremy Shaw. http://ow.ly/CNhkE
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    New at NGC Magazine! Terence Gower: Juxtaposing Modernism and the Shadow Economy. SuperPuesto is on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts until November 16, 2014. Beyond the Supersquare is on view until January 11, 2015. http://ow.ly/C7i1b Terence Gower, SuperPuesto, a temporary public pavilion by Terence Gower commissioned by the Bronx Museum of the Arts, July 17 to November 16, 2014. Photo: Nina Robinson
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    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks to all of you for following us and allowing us to be a part of your online community! We are open today and tomorrow – why not nurse your turkey hangover by looking at some beautiful art? Thanksgiving, Oceanside, c. 1905-1909 Gertrude Käsebier American, 1852 - 1934 platinum print, heightened with watercolour 11.2 x 21.4 cm Purchased 1986 National Gallery of Canada (no. 28987)
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    Curator of Canadian Art, Charlie Hill will be on CBC Ottawa's All in a Day today at 4:40 talking about his retirement from the NGC after 42 years. Tune in on the radio, or online. http://www.cbc.ca/allinaday/
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    New at NGC Magazine! Making the Scene: Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne. Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne is on view at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton until November 16, — the exhibition’s only Canadian venue. Article: http://ow.ly/C74wq Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, The Troupe of Mlle Eglantine (c.1896), colour lithograph, 61 x 79 cm. Gemeentemusem, The Hague
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    Bittersweet indeed. We are sad to see Charlie Hill leave the Gallery but eternally grateful for all he has done for the country through his dedication to and passion for Canadian art. Thank you, Charlie!
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    New at NGC Magazine! An Interview with Liz Magor. Article: http://ow.ly/BeNsx Liz Magor in the national collection: http://ow.ly/BeOuz Liz Magor, Time and Mrs. Tiber (1976), wooden shelf with jars of preserves, recipe box, forks, glass tops, rubber sealers, metal lids, cardboard boxes, enamel cup, tin can, 214.6 x 90.5 x 32.4 cm. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
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    Maman after the rain!
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    We're excited to "see" you all at the Alex Colville show when it's at the NGC from April 24 to September 7 2015.
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    If you're looking for some great art exhibits to check out in town, look no further. Spend your day at the National Gallery of Canada indulging in art then stop by Moscow Tea Room for a drink or two during #MadMen Weekdays. For reservations, visit www.moscowtearoom.com
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    New at NGC Magazine! Dematerialization of the Art Gallery. Mark Soo: House is a Feeling and TBD are both on view at Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) in Toronto until October 26. http://ow.ly/C5bw6 Photo © MOCCA, 2014
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    REMINDER: Free lecture this afternoon at 2pm.
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    Does today's Google Doodle look familiar? http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artwork.php?mkey=19721
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    New at NGC Magazine! The Proust Questionnaire: Rita Letendre http://ow.ly/BeQHu Photo © Annelies Vogel, 2013
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    Free Lecture Saturday 4 October at 2 pm. Lens above Lens: The Development & Use of Aerial Photography in WWI, by Gordon Beck, Map Specialist, McMaster University Library. In English with simultaneous translation and bilingual question period. Lecture Hall. http://ow.ly/BStQM Unidentified photographer, Lens Sector, February and May 1917, gelatin silver print, 44 × 58 cm. George Metcalf Archival Collection, Canadian War Museum (CWM 19940001-427).
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    The first ever #WorldBalletDay seemed like a great opportunity to share two of Degas' Dancers with you. Dancers at the Bar, c. 1900 Edgar Degas French, 1834 - 1917 charcoal and pastel on tracing paper, laid down on cardboard 111.2 x 95.6 cm Purchased 1921 National Gallery of Canada (no. 1826)

September

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    Chris Henderson of Aboriginal Power is now being interviewed on CBC Radio's All In A Day. You can see him speak live tomorrow at Suncor Presents The Walrus Talks Energy in Ottawa at the National Gallery of Canada. Tickets are still available!
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    The Varley sends congratulations to Katerina Atanassova on being appointed the new curator of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada! Atanassova has formerly worked at the Varley as curator. Among her exhibitions, she has notably orchestrated a beautiful collection titled "F.H. Varley: Portraits into the Light." We are proud of all her accomplishments and know that the National Gallery of Canada is in good hands. Congrats Katerina!
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    SHOP | Make your feet a masterpiece. Art socks are now available at the Bookstore and online at www.ShopNGC.ca.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Fantastical Objects at the Walter Phillips Gallery. Be Mysterious is on view at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the The Banff Centre, Alberta, until October 19. http://ow.ly/BPJuO Detail exhibition view of Be Mysterious, clockwise from the centre, Brent Wadden, Keystone XL rag rug, (2014), 91.4 x 1097.3 cm, cotton; Alex Morrison, DunLurnin, DunCairin, DunLivin, (2014), dimensions variable, MDF, clay, light bulb, acrylic paint; Joo Choon Lin, I Only Make Friends With Money, 2013 (remade 2014), 123 (diameter) x 72 cm, synthetic goo, wood, cement. Courtesy of the artists, Perez Projects, Berlin; National Arts Council Singapore, and Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre. Photo: Rita Taylor
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    Don't forget: free admission all day today for Culture Days | Fête de la culture!
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    REMINDER: Free lecture tomorrow at 2pm
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    Thanks to The Globe and Mail for including our Canadian Collection mobile app in their piece 'Six travel apps You've got to try at least once'. If you haven't downloaded the app yet, find it here: http://www.gallery.ca/mobileapp/
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    It's a full house at the National Gallery of Canada for Dr. Terry Smith's keynote lecture, "Thinking Contemporary Art: Curating Contemporaneity"
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    There’s free admission to the Gallery on September 28 for Culture Days | Fête de la culture. There will be Artissimo (from 11am to 4pm) and 10-minute talks throughout the day. Hope to see you then! http://ow.ly/BSl7v
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    Reminder: Free film screening tonight at 6:30 pm The First World War From Above, 2010, 52 minutes. The story of the Great War told from a unique new aerial perspective. In English. Lecture Hall.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Book review: Thinking Contemporary Art: Two Books by Terry Smith. Review: http://ow.ly/BSAwN Terry Smith will be giving a lecture "Thinking Contemporary Art: Curating Contemporaneity” in the NGC's Auditorium Thursday September 25 at 6pm. Admission is free. Lecture: http://ow.ly/BSBf2 What Is Contemporary Art? (University of Chicago Press: 2009) and Thinking Contemporary Curating (Independent Curators International: 2012) are both available from the NGC Bookstore. Photo: Courtesy The University of Chicago Press
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    An article by Sara Angel in The Walrus Magazine gives insight into the Secret Life of Max Stern, the art dealer who became one of Canada’s foremost gallery owners after he escaped Nazi Germany. It includes remarkable investigation research from our archivist Philip Dombowsky.
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    Lecture Saturday 27 September at 2 pm: The First Popular Photography War: Soldiers' Pictures 1914-1918, by Janina Struk, documentary photographer and author of Private Pictures: Soldiers' Inside View of War (2011). In English with simultaneous translation and bilingual question period. Lecture Hall. Free. http://ow.ly/yghIU William Rider-Rider (Great Britain, 1889–1979), Smashed Pill-Box, Passchendaele, Belgium 10 November 1917, gelatin silver print, 15.8 × 20.8 cm. George Metcalf Archival Collection, Canadian War Museum(CWM 19900076-198).
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    Happy first day of fall! Autumn Scenery, c. 1864 Cornelius Krieghoff Canadian, 1815 - 1872 oil on canvas 23.7 x 33.8 cm Purchased 1905 National Gallery of Canada (no. 16)
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    New at NGC Magazine. A Tribute to Jean Sutherland Boggs (1922–2014). http://ow.ly/BME3N The National Gallery will be celebrating the legacy of Jean Sutherland Boggs at a public ceremony in the Great Hall at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 26. Between September 22 and 26, visitors are also invited to sign the Book of Condolence in the Gallery’s Main Entrance and to share their thoughts on Dr. Boggs’ outstanding contribution to the advancement of the visual arts in Canada. -------------- Jean Sutherland Boggs, Director, National Gallery of Canada with Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Maffeo Barberini, Pope Urban VIII (c. 1632), May 18, 1976. NGC, Ottawa. Photo: John Galt
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    New at NGC Magazine! An Interview with Shelagh Keeley. http://ow.ly/BMmYE Shelagh Keeley, german notes / after lucretius / de rerum natura (2013). A commissioned site – specific wall drawing installation. Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany. Photo: Shelagh Keeley
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    Tonight's season finale of The Amazing Race Canada will be in Ottawa! We think we recognize quite a few of the landmarks they check out on their time in the Nation's capital. We're excited to see what the challenges teams have to take on.
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    FREE Film Screening Thursday 25 September at 6:30 pm The First World War From Above, 2010, 52 minutes. The story of the Great War told from a unique new aerial perspective. In English. Lecture Hall. Free. Exhibition: http://ow.ly/BeYlr Unidentified photographer, Lens Sector, February and May 1917, gelatin silver print, 44 × 58 cm. George Metcalf Archival Collection, Canadian War Museum (CWM 19940001-427).
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    SHOP | 2015 calendars are here! Start planning your new year with an art calendar, now available in the Bookstore or online at www.ShopNGC.ca.
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    Maman got her annual make over recently. Read more about it here, and how it "required more than pumice stones and a spa day"
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    “Her eye, it was piercing. She never acquired a mediocre piece of art for the gallery,” A celebration of Jean Sutherland Boggs' legacy to the visual arts will take place Friday, September 26 at 10 am in the National Gallery of Canada's Great Hall. Between 22 and 26 Sept., you may sign the book of condolence, located in the Gallery’s Main Entrance, to salute the late Dr. Jean Boggs’ outstanding contribution to the advancement of the visual arts.
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    In the context of our exhibition, The Great War: The Persuasive Power of Photography, we're asking you to share your family photos of World War 1 on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #NGCWar. http://ow.ly/yghIU Unidentified photographer, Unidentified Soldier 1914–18, gelatin silver print, 13.5 × 8.7 cm. Private collection.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Our new monthly series gives readers an inside look at works selected by our curators from the NGC’s permanent collection. Featuring everything from little-known works to masterpieces, Your Collection offers behind-the-scenes information on some of our hidden gems. Your Collection: Logging (1888) by George A. Reid (1860–1947) http://ow.ly/BeJyv George A. Reid, Logging (1888), oil on canvas, 107.4 x 194 x 2.3 cm. NGC. Transfer from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, 2011, gift of the Brig. Gen. W.F. Sweny, C.M.G., D.S.O., in memory of his father Col. George A. Sweny, 1938
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    Tomorrow is #AskaCurator day on Twitter! We'll have several of our curators on hand to answer your questions throughout the day. Get your questions ready and remember to use the hashtag (#askacurator) and tag us in it (@gallerydotca).
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    New at NGC Magazine! Jean McEwen at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. Toucher. L’art poétique de Jean McEwen is on view at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke until October 14. http://ow.ly/BeCPG Jean McEwen, Untitled (1966), acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. © The Estate of Jean McEwen / Sodrac 2014

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