The Gallery is closed Tuesday 28 June and Wednesday 29 June. Learn more

Activities & Events

  • Sunday June 26, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Tubular Family Portraits
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Iris by Vincent van Gogh

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A113a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Artiste et chaman entre deux mondes by Norval (dit Oiseau-Tonnerre de cuivre) Morrisseau

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C215

    Featured artwork for this talk: Iris by Vincent van Gogh

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A113a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Artiste et chaman entre deux mondes by Norval (dit Oiseau-Tonnerre de cuivre) Morrisseau

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Pretty Picture, 1998

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Pretty Picture, 1998

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • Monday June 27, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: Pavane by Jean Paul Riopelle

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Gouvernante by Jean-Siméon Chardin

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: La Gouvernante by Jean-Siméon Chardin

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Tuesday June 28, 2016
  • information
    General Information
    The Gallery is closed: Tuesday 28 June

    The National Gallery has been selected as the venue for the 2016 North American Leaders’ Summit. During this time, the Gallery will be closed to the public on Tuesday 28 June and Wednesday 29 June.

    The parking garage will close Monday 27 June at 10 pm and re-open Thursday 30 June at 6 am. No vehicles will be permitted in the parking lot during the closure. Any cars remaining after the closure on 27 June will be towed at the owner’s expense.

    The Gallery will resume normal public operation on Thursday 30 June at 10 am.

    The Gallery regrets any inconvenience caused by this closure.

  • Wednesday June 29, 2016
  • information
    General Information
    The Gallery is closed: Wednesday 29 June

    The National Gallery has been selected as the venue for the 2016 North American Leaders’ Summit. During this time, the Gallery will be closed to the public on Tuesday 28 June and Wednesday 29 June.

    The parking garage will close Monday 27 June at 10 pm and re-open Thursday 30 June at 6 am. No vehicles will be permitted in the parking lot during the closure. Any cars remaining after the closure on 27 June will be towed at the owner’s expense.

    The Gallery will resume normal public operation on Thursday 30 June at 10 am.

    The Gallery regrets any inconvenience caused by this closure.

  • Thursday June 30, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) by George Romney

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A113a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Artiste et chaman entre deux mondes by Norval (dit Oiseau-Tonnerre de cuivre) Morrisseau

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool by Edward Wadsworth

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A113a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Artiste et chaman entre deux mondes by Norval (dit Oiseau-Tonnerre de cuivre) Morrisseau

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Young Lady by Bartolomeo Veneto

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le pape Urbain VIII (Maffeo Barberini) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C203

    Featured artwork for this talk: Portrait of a Young Lady by Bartolomeo Veneto

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 6:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Le pape Urbain VIII (Maffeo Barberini) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 7:00 PM
    adult-tour
    Tours
    Calm and Chaos: Inside Picasso
    Duration : 45 minutes
    Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries

    With a personal life as wild and colourful as his art, Pablo Picasso is arguably the 20th century’s most famous artist. This guided tour will delve into the complexities of love, lust and identity, as portrayed in the provocative Vollard Suite of prints. 

    Free admission. Meet at the exhibition entrance.

    Learn more

  • Friday July 01, 2016
  • information
    General Information
    Canada Day: Free Admission to the National Collection

    Celebrate Canada Day at the Gallery! Admission to the National Collection is free of charge on 1 July. Visit your favourite works by Emily Carr, Alex Janvier and Tom Thomson. Bring the kids and make a “Happy Birthday Canada” megaphone at the Artissimo Kiosk.

  • 10:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A101a

    Featured artwork for this talk: Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) by William Berczy

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C218

    Featured artwork for this talk: Marie-Louise Renée de Charnay, co-seigneur de Kamouraska by François Baillargé

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Megaphone
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A108a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Tangled Garden by J.E.H. MacDonald

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: La maison rose, Montréal (aussi la vieille maison, Montréal) by James Wilson Morrice

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A105

    Featured artwork for this talk: A Meeting of the School Trustees by Robert Harris

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A107

    Featured artwork for this talk: Printemps, Quai des Grands-Augustins by James Wilson Morrice

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A105

    Featured artwork for this talk: A Meeting of the School Trustees by Robert Harris

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986, oil and enamel on plywood, 97 × 249 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Fleur blanche I by Agnes Martin

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986, oil and enamel on plywood, 97 × 249 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, My Face in Your Home, 1986

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A109a

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Supply Boat by J.E.H. MacDonald

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 3:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery B204

    Featured artwork for this talk: Kanata by Robert Houle

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 3:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A110

    Featured artwork for this talk: Petroushka by Paraskeva Clark

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 4:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A111

    Featured artwork for this talk: Syndicat des gens de mer by Marcelle Ferron

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 4:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A108

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Jack Pine by Tom Thomson

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • Saturday July 02, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C201

    Featured artwork for this talk: Vulcan and Aeolus by Piero di Cosimo

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:00 AM
    studio
    Workshops
    Artissimo - Tubular Family Portraits
    Duration : 5h
    Scotiabank Great Hall

    Free with museum admission  •  A family art adventure  •  Hands-on activities. 

    Look at art and make art at Artissimo where families explore artworks in the Gallery’s collection in fun ways, and then use their experiences as inspiration for art-making.

    Artissimo

    Sponsored by 

    Learn more

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A109

    Featured artwork for this talk: Paysage à Hochelaga by Marc-Aurèle Fortin

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C202

    Featured artwork for this talk: The Virgin and Child with St. Anthony Abbot and a Donor by Hans Memling

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 1:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery A109

    Featured artwork for this talk: Paysage à Hochelaga by Marc-Aurèle Fortin

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 2:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990, oil and acrylic on canvas, 274.2 × 183 × 7.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more

  • 2:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Spotlight Talk: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Contemporary Galleries, B102, B103, B104 and B108

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990, oil and acrylic on canvas, 274.2 × 183 × 7.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

    Chris Cran, Large Green Laughing Man, 1990

    Take a 10-minute art break. Join us for a spotlight talk in the Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours exhibition and see the works on view in a whole new light. 

    Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction.

    Included with admission to the National Collection. 

    Learn more