Saturday, 31 August 2013

What's up?

With September comes the time to return to my volunteer duties at the National Gallery of Canada. I have not really been off, all summer I had little projects to keep me busy. So I continue to put in my hours, though with September the new Season of art and culture lectures will be on.

We inaugurate the new Season on Wednesday 25 September at 2pm in the Auditorium of the National Art Gallery of Canada on Sussex Drive. Most people know the building because of the big spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois and for the galloping horses by Joe Fafard, you cannot miss them.

Also this fall a new exhibit will open on 8 November entitled;
Artists, Architects and Artisans, Canadian Art from 1890 to 1918. 

This exhibition will examine the creative output in painting, architecture, household furnishings and items of a quality previously unparalleled in Canada's history.

You can consult the NGC's web site at for more details.

As the Coordinator of Les mercredis culturels, I had to find and invite 12 lecturers to present various topics on art and culture on selected Wednesday afternoons from September to April. This is part of our French language program at the Musée des beaux-arts du Canada as it is known in French.

I wanted to have a varied program, something that would offer something for our very diverse French speaking audience. I also arranged for a special price for students of $3 dollars per conferences, a first, which is less than a coffee in one of those chain Coffee Shops.

You can view the program of Les mercredis culturels for the Season 2013-2014 here:

If you find it of interest, I hope to see you at the Musée on one of those Wednesday afternoons.

Gustav Hahn, Hail to the Dominion, 1906, NGC Collection