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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...

2014-06-25 12:26:42

A remarkable selection of photographs drawn from national and international collections in an effort to illustrate the many important roles that photography played during the First World War. On view at the National Gallery of Canada until November 16, 2014 OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Gallery of Canada marks the centennial of the beginning of the First World War with the exhibition The Great War: The Persuasive Power of Photography. On view from June 27 to...

2014-06-11 12:25:21

On view until September 14, 2014 OTTAWA, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - From now until September 14, nearly 100 striking works of art by Gustave Doré--one of the most extraordinary artists of the 19th century--are being showcased at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) for the North American exclusive exhibition Gustave Doré (1832 - 1883): Master of Imagination. These spectacular and familiar works, in which fantasy and reality overlap, have inspired generations. Organized by the...

2014-06-05 12:26:09

Free access to more than fifty outstanding works and a wealth of information OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is launching tomorrow a free mobile application highlighting 52 remarkable artworks from its collection of Canadian art. Art lovers will now be able to browse rich, exclusive content right in the palm of their hand, with in-depth descriptions of each work, artists' biographies, video interviews with artists, and much more. Sponsored by...

2014-05-21 16:24:54

Five generous patrons donate work of art to National Gallery of Canada OTTAWA, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Argentia: The Ruins of Fort McAndrew: After the Cold War, a new painting by the great Canadian artist from Newfoundland, Christopher Pratt, is now in the national collection. Created in 2013, the painting was generously donated to the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) by a group of five donors, admirers of the artist's work. The work of art is on view in Canadian Art gallery A112B....

2014-05-15 16:25:51

At the National Gallery of Canada From May 15 to August 17, 2014 OTTAWA, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Until August 17, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) presents ...from the Transit Bar, by internationally renowned Canadian artist Vera Frenkel. A seminal work of Canadian contemporary art, this installation comprises video, sculpture, architecture, readymade material and a fully functioning bar. Viewers are invited to experience this remarkable space out of time and place, and to sit...

2014-04-23 16:25:25

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - This week, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) launched the fourth edition of its popular contest So You Want to Be an Artist? Youth aged 16 to 19 from across the country are invited to submit their work by May 21, 2014. Submitted works will be shown on the site soyouwanttobeanartist.ca so that visitors can vote for their favourite. The 12 entries with the most votes will be shown at the Gallery from July 28 to September 1, 2014. From those 12 entries,...

2014-03-26 12:26:23

from March 28 to July 6, 2014 OTTAWA, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - A stunning selection of works of art representing the 2014 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts will be on view at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) as of this Friday, March 28(th), until July 6(th). The exhibition is organized by the NGC in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts and His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. For this exhibition,...

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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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