The National Gallery of Canada reopens this Saturday, February 26

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Exhibits, installations and activities that inspire human connection

OTTAWA (ON), February 25, 2022 /CNW/ – The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) reopens its doors this Saturday, February 26 at 10 a.m. The Gallery will also be open on monday 28 february and Tuesday, March 1, in addition to regular business hours Wednesday through Sunday. Timed admission tickets are now on sale online at gallery.ca. Proof of vaccination and government-issued ID cards are required for all visitors over 12 years of age. Masks and physical distancing remain in place for all visitors until further notice.

“We are delighted to welcome visitors back to the Gallery. We have an inspiring series of exhibitions, installations and artistic experiences that will bring joy, light, inspiration and connection to people. many communities that we are here to serve,” said National Gallery of Canada Director and CEO, Dr. Sasha Suda.

the Indigenous and Canadian Galleriesthe European and international art galleriesand the Contemporary art galleries await visitors, as well as the highly anticipated exhibition Canada and impressionism: new horizons. They will also discover Snobird: a public sculpture for the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavilion1985, an installation by the Canadian collective General ideato whom the Gallery will dedicate a major retrospective exhibition this summer. Rachid Johnsonthe great pyramid sculpture of Capsule will be at the center of a year-long series of events highlighting black experiences, with one evening per month. the Family artistic adventures The program offers weekend art-making activities, private tours of the national collection with games and a mini drawing lesson, or a tour using the self-guided activity kit which includes art materials. art provided by DeSerres.

Canada and impressionism. New Horizons
Featuring over 100 works by 36 renowned 19th and 20th century artists from across the country, Canada and impressionism: new horizons is a fascinating introduction to the multifaceted contributions of two generations of pioneering Canadian artists to the global phenomenon of Impressionism and to the development of the Canadian art world. New Horizons is a fascinating introduction to the multifaceted contribution of two generations of pioneering Canadian artists to the global phenomenon of Impressionism and the rise of modernity in Canada. Visitors will be able to admire works illustrating the rise of modernism and urban life in Montreal and Torontoas well as Halifax. The exhibition focuses on female artists, with paintings by Florence Carlyle (1864-1923), Emily Carr (1871-1945), Prudence Heward (1896-1947), H Mabel May (1877-1971), Helen McNicoll (1879-1915), and Kathleen Moir Morris (1893-1986), to name but a few. William Blair Bruce (1859-1906), WH Clapp (1879-1954), Maurice Cullen (1866-1934), Clarence Gagnon (1881-1942), Lawren S. Harris (1885-1970), James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), and Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Coté (1869-1937) are among the other great names represented whose works are highlighted in the exhibition.

General idea
Installation Snobird: a public sculpture for the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavilion1985, a parody of Michael Snow Flightstop (1979) – a permanent sixty fiberglass installation Canada geese in full flight suspended above the patterns of from Toronto Eaton Center – also depicts a flock of birds, but made from regular plastic bleach bottles. This work exemplifies General Idea’s desire to reinvent the work of other artists and bring mundane objects into the realm of art.

Rachid Johnson: Capsule
Rachid Johnsonthe great pyramid sculpture of Capsule, installed in the main entrance of the Gallery, will be at the heart of a one-year cycle of dialogue between thinkers. creators and community with one evening per month. Details of the program, developed in collaboration with Kwende Kefenste, general manager of from Ottawa Radio station CKCU, producer and creative director of TIMEKODE, and an internationally renowned DJ will be announced shortly.

About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada houses a rich international collection of contemporary Indigenous art, as well as significant collections of historical and contemporary Canadian and European art from the 14th to 21st centuries. Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for over a century. Through the visual arts, the Gallery nurtures interconnection across time and space, and creates dynamic experiences that open hearts and minds and enable new ways of seeing ourselves, each other and our diverse histories. . To learn more about the Museum’s programming and activities, visit galerie.ca and follow Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. #CanImp #Ankose #EverythingIsConnected #EverythingIsReliated #AmplifyVoices.

SOURCE National Gallery of Canada

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