September

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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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    TODAY at 2PM : FREE Film 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. 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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    MEET THE DESIGNER EIKO EMORI Thursday 18 September 12:30 -- 1:30 PM Please join us in the Library Reading Room for a round table discussion with graphic designer Eiko Emori. Ms Emori designed many NGC exhibition catalogues published from the late 60s to the early 90s. A number of her catalogues are admired by art historians, designers, and artists. They are sought by collectors, in particular those on Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. In English, with bilingual question period. Books designed by Ms Emori will be available for consultation in the Reading Room. Brydon Smith, Donald Judd. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada 1975.
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    New at NGC Magazine! Surreal and Stunning: Inuit Fantastic Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery until October 12. http://ow.ly/BewX1 Simon Tookoome (Baker Lake, 1934–2010), Shaman, 1971, graphite, coloured pencil on paper. 75.2 x 57.8 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; The Swinton Collection, G-76-855. Photo: Ernest Mayer, WAG
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    National Gallery of Canada The Ottawa Art Gallery | La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa Artengine Akimbo Ontario Culture Days CAPACOA Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada #Free info session on #Ontario Arts Council grants for #musicians and #visual #artists in #Ottawa on Sept 15 http://ow.ly/BonAd
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    TONIGHT - Free concert at 7pm in the Auditorium. Hope to see you there!
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    FREE Film this Sunday 14 September at 2 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. 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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    New at NGC Magazine! Rodney Graham in Vancouver. Rodney Graham: Collected Works is on view at the Rennie Collection at Wing Sang in Vancouver until October 4. Other Graham works from the Rennie Collection will be on display at the Charles H. Scott Gallery as part of an exhibition opening September 17. http://ow.ly/B9xCV Rodney Graham, A Partial Overview of My Brief Modernist Career (2006–2009), 2006–09, oil on linen or oil on polyester silkscreen mesh framed, in 40 parts ranging from 45.4 x 39.1 cm to 102 x 91.8 cm. Installation dimensions variable. Photo: courtesy of the Rennie Collection
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    FREE concert! On September 11 at 7pm join us for a Doré-themed concert, with music by composers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Event: http://ow.ly/Bf2go
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    FREE concert! On September 11 at 7pm join us for a Doré-themed concert, with music by composers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Event: http://ow.ly/Bf2go
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    It’s the last week to see the Gustave Doré exhibition! Have you seen it yet? Did you have favourite piece? Make sure to see it (or re-see it!) before it closes on September 14. http://ow.ly/xQRc8 Gustave Doré, “Help! Help! The Marquis of Carabas is drowning!,” 1864. Frontispiece for Le Maître chat ou Le Chat botté [The Master Cat or Puss in Boots]. Published in Contes [Fairy Tales], by Charles Perrault. Wood engraving, engraved by Adolphe François Pannemaker (1822–1900). Hetzel, Paris; folio, 44.2 × 33.1 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1969 (69.708.32). Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY
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    Reminder: FREE lecture tomorrow at 2pm on Gustave Doré and the Bible. With Dr. Eric M. Zafran, Honorary Curator of European Art at theWadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. In English with simultaneous interpretation. In the Auditorium. http://ow.ly/xOcik Gustave Doré, The Deluge, c. 1862–65. Pencil, black chalk and wash heightened with white on paper; 72.4 × 61 cm. Phoenix Art Museum, museum purchase (1964.205). Photo © Phoenix Art Museum. All rights reserved
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    New at NGC Magazine! Into The Light: The Paintings of William Blair Bruce at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Into The Light: The Paintings of William Blair Bruce (1859–1906) is on view at the Art Gallery of Hamilton until October 5. http://ow.ly/B3klo William Blair Bruce, The Smiths (1894), oil on canvas, 127.8 x 198.8 cm. NGC
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    Lecture Gustave Doré and the Bible Sunday 7 September at 2 pm With Dr. Eric M. Zafran, Honorary Curator of European Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. In English with simultaneous interpretation. In the Auditorium. Free admission. http://ow.ly/xOcik Gustave Doré, The Deluge, c. 1862–65. Pencil, black chalk and wash heightened with white on paper; 72.4 × 61 cm. Phoenix Art Museum, museum purchase (1964.205). Photo © Phoenix Art Museum. All rights reserved
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    FREE CONCERT: September 11 at 7pm join us for a we have a Doré-themed concert. More information: http://ow.ly/AvbB3
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    New at NGC Magazine! The Proust Questionnaire: Takao Tanabe. http://ow.ly/AssWe Photograph of Takao Tanabe by Chick Rice © 2003
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    FREE CONCERT: September 11 at 7pm we have a Doré-themed concert treat for you. Music inspired by the fables of Jean de la Fontaine, and composed by the likes of Jacques Offenbach, André Caplet, Charles Gounod and others will be played in the Auditorium. Performances by baritone Bruno Laplante and mezzo-soprano France Duval, accompanied by a choir. More information: http://ow.ly/AvbB3
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    Happy back to school to students, teachers and parents!
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    New at NGC Magazine! The Art of Comic Books. http://ow.ly/A4Uxo Photo © Yale University Press

August

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    We’re curious – what’s your favourite work of art you’ve seen this summer? It could be a whole exhibition, a performance, or a particular piece. We’d love to know what it is and why it struck you!
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    You’ve only got two weeks left to see the Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883): Master of Imagination exhibition! In this video, Marc Mayer, Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada gives you a sneak peek at the show and a few reasons for you to come and see it. The exhibition is on until September 14. Video: http://ow.ly/A7cm5 Exhibition: http://ow.ly/xQRc8
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    Family Activities It’s your turn: What’s your favourite art activity? Tell us about it and show us a picture. 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.
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    New at NGC Magazine! William Ronald and Alexandra Luke at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. The exhibition William Ronald and Alexandra Luke is on view at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound, Ontario until September 14. http://ow.ly/Asv4o Alexandra Luke, Blue Legend (1975), casein on composition board, 102.9 x 85.1 cm. Private collection. Photo: Heather Hughes
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    Only a couple of weeks left to participate in the Bluebeard Challenge: In conjunction with our summer exhibition Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination, we're looking for black & white illustrations, inspired by Gustave Doré’s graphic artwork, for the tale of Bluebeard. Submissions received before 5 p.m. ET on September 10, 2014, which adhere to the Terms of Use, will be uploaded to the Website Virtual Gallery, and also placed on display as part of the Didactic Exhibition, which will take place until September 14, 2014. http://ow.ly/wKfbT All artists who submit an eligible illustration before 5 p.m. ET on September 10, 2014 will be entered into a draw which will take place September 15th, 2014 for a chance to win the following prize: a complimentary 1 year Individual Membership to the NGC! Good luck to all the artists! Gustave Doré Illustrations for Les Contes de Perrault Hetzel (Paris), 1867 Metal engraving, 24 x 19 cm and less Bibliothèque nationale de France
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    SNEAK PEAK! Photographer Remi Theriault offers a few goodies from "24 Hours with National Gallery of Canada curator Rhiannon Vogl"— get the whole story in our September issue, on newsstands now!
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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, and a concert coming up on September 11 at 7pm, during which music based on La Fontaine's Fables by composers from the 19th and 20th centuries will be played. For complete list: http://ow.ly/xOcik Gustave Doré, The Street Performers, 1874. Oil on canvas, 224 × 184 cm. Collection of the Musée d’art Roger-Quilliot, Ville de Clermont-Ferrand (2714). Photo © Josse / Leemage
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    Did you know that we’re on Instagram? Tag us in your photos and follow us: @ngc_mbac! www.instagram.com/ngc_mbac
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    Although I appear to have been slacking all summer, I honestly have been preparing plans with some pretty wonderful clients. That includes Catherine & Dave who are getting married this Sunday at the National Gallery of Canada. I, too, am a labour day weekend bride so glad these two picked a great time of year to wed. I'm excited to see everything come together onsite and to see C&D finally tie the knot!
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    Have you seen our show The Great War: The Persuasive Power of Photography? In the context of that exhibition, 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 and Wife 1914–18, gelatin silver print, 9 × 14 cm. Private collection.
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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! (Selfies with trees are ok too!) 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 The Jack Pine, 1916-1917 Tom Thomson Canadian, 1877 - 1917 oil on canvas 127.9 x 139.8 cm Purchased 1918 National Gallery of Canada (no. 1519)
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    September 11 at 7pm we have a Doré-themed concert treat for you. Music inspired by the fables of Jean de la Fontaine, and composed by the likes of Jacques Offenbach, André Caplet, Charles Gounod and others will be played in the Auditorium. Performances by baritone Bruno Laplante and mezzo-soprano France Duval, accompanied by a choir. More information: http://ow.ly/AvbB3
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    New at NGC Magazine! A Conversation Across Centuries: Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War. Prompting reflection and conversation, Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War is on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa until September 21, along with Transformations: A. Y. Jackson & Otto Dix. http://ow.ly/AxFq4 S. Chatwood Burton, The Fall (1918). © Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario 19850327-024
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    Family Activities Look up at the sky on a starry night. What do you see? Create a skyscape using crayons or pastels on black paper. 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.
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    The Gustave Doré exhibition is only up until September 14, but you can buy the catalogue and have it forever! Available in our bookstore and online: http://bit.ly/1mb6MuQ
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    New at NGC Magazine! Impressions of Home: Rockwell Kent and Pam Hall at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery. Pam Hall: HouseWork(s) is on view at The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland until September 7 while Pointed North: Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland & Labrador runs until September 21. http://ow.ly/Af481 Rockwell Kent (American, 1882–1971), The House of Dread (c. 1914–17), oil on canvas. Courtesy Plattsburgh State Art Museum, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY, USA. Rockwell Kent Collection, Gift of Sally Kent Gorton, X1978.1.8. Reproduced courtesy of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY, USA, Rockwell Kent Collection, Bequest of Sally Kent Gorton. All rights reserved
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    It’s our last Gustave Doré film screening this Thursday! Come and see the influence Doré had on filmmakers. This Thursday August 21 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N6Nmf-tVDo
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    Do you have budding artists in your house? Bring them to Artissimo! There are lots of activities to do, like taking an Art Buddy on an adventure through the Gallery. On daily during the summer from 11am until 4pm. http://www.gallery.ca/en/learn/artissimo.php

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