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Which Impressionist treasure are you? Tap the link to find out, then come find your match at the National Gallery of Canada. En français : @MBACanada.

Before it’s too late, see the innovative work of Elisa Julia Gilmour, Meryl McMaster and Deanna Pizzitelli, the three winners of the inaugural New Generation Photography Award. Find their work in the Canadian Photography Institue’s PhotoLab, on the second floor, until August 19, 2018.

Installation view, New Generation Photography Award, April 13 to August 19, 2018, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: NGC
Meryl McMaster, Edge of a Moment (detail), 2017
Elisa Julia Gilmour, Over their Own (detail), 2014
Deanna Pizzitelli, Portait, Nicaragua (detail), 2017

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‪Joe Fafard’s Running Horses are now roaming free! To prevent deterioration, the original sculpture could not be displayed outside year-round. Take advantage of free admission to the National Gallery Thursdays from 5 to 8 pm to see these new 🐎🐎🐎 run free along Sussex Drive.

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Step or sit behind a large printed scrim and do your best Pissarro impression! In the Impressionist Treasures interactive room, you can be a part of Pissarro’s A Corner in the Garden, Éragny (The Painter’s Home), 1897. 📷 @lisazhang22

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Welcome Alexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow, the first ever Associate Curator of Historical Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada, in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day. She is Anishinaabe and Kanien'kehá:ka and a member of Whitefish River First Nation. As a PhD candidate at Carleton University’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, her research examines historical Indigenous art from her traditional territories in the Great Lakes region. She has worked as an independent curator, held a Fellowship at the Peabody Essex Museum, and has studied historical museum collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

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Did you catch us this morning on @ctvottawamorninglive? We had @sarahfreemark do the Art Match quiz and this is her match: Claude Monet’s The Chailly Road through the Forest Fontainebleau (1865). What’s yours? Tap the link in our profile to find out.

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Find out how portraiture was used by celebrated Venetian artists to elevate their status, and that of their patrons, during the Renaissance and Late Baroque periods with Sonia Del Re, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings. Tour starts at 6 pm in room C218.

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Take an art break in downtown Ottawa. Experience the Impressionist Treasures pop-up display at Constitution Square, Lobby 2 of Constitution Square, located at 350 Albert St.

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Enjoy a spectacular selection of artworks from a collection regarded as one of the most beautiful in Europe. Impressionist Treasures: The Ordrupgaard Collection surveys art by the great masters of Impressionism, Post-impressionism and the major trends of French painting that preceded them, such as the Barbizon School and Realism.

Opening reception May 17, 2018, the exhibition runs until September 9, 2018.

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The Group of Seven held their first exhibition 98 years ago, but they weren’t always well-received. In a 1921 exhibition review, critic M.O. Hammond wrote that this painting of the Batchawana River, Gleams on the Hills (1921) by J.E.H. MacDonald, “fails to appeal because of formlessness and a sacrifice of atmosphere to eccentricity.” Pour le français, @mbacanada


Deanna Pizzitelli (left), Meryl McMaster (centre), and Elisa Julia Gilmour (right) are the winners of the inaugural New Generation Photography Award, created by the Canadian Photography Institute in partnership with @scotiabank. Hear them discuss their work in the Lecture Hall, May 5, 2018 at 1 pm.

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Once viewed as a documentary medium rather than fine art, photography comes into its own in this dazzling new exhibition of its evolution over nearly 180 years. The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs opens tonight from 5:30 to 8 pm.

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Trained as an embroiderer in Paris, Marie Lemaire des Anges came to New France in 1671 to join the Ursuline convent of Quebec. Perhaps the first European artist, worthy of the name, to practice #artinCanada, her presence results in the professionalization of the convent’s needlework.

Day 1 of #MuseumWeek is about #womenMW. Follow @museumweek to discover museums around the world.

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