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2014-08-27 12:27:00

OTTAWA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - In the wake of the death of Jean Sutherland Boggs on August 22, at age 92, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) offers its heartfelt condolences to her family and salutes her outstanding contribution to the advancement of the visual arts. She will be remembered as one of the NGC's most effective leaders. "Jean Sutherland Boggs is a key personality in the history of the National Gallery. The acquisitions of international art that she championed are among...

2014-07-17 12:26:41

OTTAWA, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) announced today the finalists in its contest for teens aged 16 to 19, So You Want to Be an Artist? The 15 finalists were selected from 117 youths who submitted their artworks. Twelve pieces were selected by the public, who voted online for their favourite ones. For the first time since the contest was launched in 2011, three additional young artists saw their works selected by a NGC expert for their artistic...

2014-06-25 16:24:41

Two iconic Canadian paintings brought together side by side On view at the National Gallery of Canada Until January 4, 2015 OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - As part of its series Masterpiece in Focus, the National Gallery of Canada presents Tom Thomson: The Jack Pine and The West Wind. On view until January 4, 2015, this exhibition sponsored by Heffel Fine Art Auction House is organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibition brings...

2014-03-05 12:24:10

At the National Gallery of Canada March 7 to May 25, 2014 OTTAWA, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - harles Edenshaw was recognized in his time as an outstanding Haida artist and remains an iconic figure in Northwest Coast art. Working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (1829-1920), he was an exceptional carver of wood, silver and argillite, combining traditional Haida design with an innovative and elegant personal style, and raising Northwest Coast art to new heights of...

2014-02-11 08:28:34

Festival opens in Palm Springs, California on March 27, 2014 and runs through March 31, 2014. PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund, described by MoneyMaker Magazine as "One of the World's Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," will host an impressive number of award-winning filmmakers this year. Oliver Stone, three time Oscar-winner and 2012 AmDocs career achievement award recipient, leads a list that also...

2014-01-30 16:23:59

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The artists' collective BGL, composed of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière, will represent Canada at the prestigious 56(th) International Art exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in Italy in 2015. The selection was announced by the National Gallery of Canada on behalf of a jury of leading experts in contemporary Canadian art. The Venice Biennale is among the most prestigious contemporary art events in the world, and the only...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'