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NAS SER HUS AYN at the OAG with OCH TUP USS BOO KSS
 
 
Toddler Mornings

Toddler Mornings

10 AM - 11:30 AM | Free

Dress for mess and join us for autumnal produce-printing this Wednesday for Toddler mornings!

Toddler Mornings is an opportunity for toddlers and their caregivers to enjoy creative play at Ottawa Art Gallery. Join us on the first Wednesday of the month to explore a variety of games and activities that foster creativity and problem solving skills. Take in the current exhibition and enjoy a relaxed social setting with other adults while bonding and having fun with your little one.  

 
Childcare

Childcare

3 – 7 PM in the Hangar
Free drop-in childcare on Wednesdays from September to June.

OAG’s drop-in childcare is fun and safe, encouraging creative play with a variety of games and activities. Enjoy a relaxed gallery experience knowing your children are in good care—and having a good time.  

Open to children aged 12 months to 10 years

Parents must remain on gallery premises and respond when paged

Diapers and training pants are the responsibility of parents and guardians

Childcare is offered on a first come, first served basis

 
The 2018 Shirley Thomson Memorial Lecture

The 2018 Shirley Thomson Memorial Lecture

(In the Alma Duncan Salon)

Against All Odds: Jean Sutherland Boggs, Hsio-Yen Shih, Shirley Thomson and the National Gallery of Canada. 

Curator and art historian Diana Nemiroff will address the work and legacy of three former women directors of the National Gallery of Canada, Jean Sutherland Boggs, Hsio-Yen Shih, and Shirley Thomson.  Presented in partnership with Carleton University, the Carleton University Art Gallery, and the University of Ottawa.

 
PD Day Drop-In Activities

PD Day Drop-In Activities

No registration is required. Starts Fall 2018.

Ontario: October 5, 2018 | November 23, 2018 | January 25, 2019 | February 15, 2019 | April 12, 2019 | June 7, 2019
Québec: September 21, 2018 | Febraury 11 & 12, 2019 | May 24, 2019  
10 AM - Noon | Free

Ottawa Art Gallery is offering free drop-in programs on four PD days during the school year. A variety of fun and bilingual creative activities will help stimulate young minds and inspire creativity.

 
Mine the Gap: Black Community Jam Session
 
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Creative Sundays
 
1-2-3 Tours

1-2-3 Tours

1, 2 and 3 PM
Tours start from the Visitor Experience desk
Highlights from the current exhibitions. English and French tour guides available.

Photo: Lindsay Ralph

 
 
 
Childcare

Childcare

3 – 7 PM in the Hangar
Free drop-in childcare on Wednesdays from September to June.

OAG’s drop-in childcare is fun and safe, encouraging creative play with a variety of games and activities. Enjoy a relaxed gallery experience knowing your children are in good care—and having a good time.  

Open to children aged 12 months to 10 years

Parents must remain on gallery premises and respond when paged

Diapers and training pants are the responsibility of parents and guardians

Childcare is offered on a first come, first served basis

 
Happy Hour

Happy Hour

The second Wednesday of every month, starting in the fall of 2018.

Free. Registration is required. For adults 19+.

Ottawa Art Gallery invites you to a monthly creative Happy Hour. Enjoy a drink and a light snack and take part in a discussion about a preseleceted work of art. A knowledgeable gallery educator will then guide you through a hands-on exploration of techniques or themes connected to the work.

Art materials will be provided.

 
KARIM RASHID: CULTURAL SHAPING LAUNCH PARTY

KARIM RASHID: CULTURAL SHAPING LAUNCH PARTY

Join us to celebrate the launch of Karim Rashid: Cultural Shaping, the first large-scale presentation of the iconic industrial designer’s work in Canada to date. The exhibition includes objects and original sketches that exemplify Karim’s unique approach and philosophy, highlighting over 200 award-winning designs. 

+Cash bar, night menu by Jackson;
+Music by Jas Nasty;

+Interactive activities presented in partnership with Artengine; 

Supported by the Downtown Rideau BIA and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. 

 
Karim Rashid: Analogue Versus Digital Keynote Lecture
 
 
CANZINE OTTAWA

CANZINE OTTAWA

The festival of zine culture and independent arts, presented for the first time in Ottawa in conjunction with the Ottawa Art Gallery and SAW Video!

Join fellow zinesters, artists, and supporters at the Ottawa edition of Canada's biggest zine festival! We've got dozens of vendors, tons of cool events, kid-friendly activities and much more.

12pm - 6pm • Massive Zine Fair Marketplace! • Alma Duncan Salon at OAG

 
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Creative Sundays
 
1-2-3 Tours

1-2-3 Tours

1, 2 and 3 PM
Tours start from the Visitor Experience desk
Highlights from the current exhibitions. English and French tour guides available.

Photo: Lindsay Ralph

 
 
Indigenous 150+ / Ottawa Launch

Indigenous 150+ / Ottawa Launch

Photo Credit: Sarain Fox and Kris Nahrgang, hosts of APTN Television Series, Future History. Photo courtesy of Redcloud Studios.

INDIGENOUS 150+ is a film and conversation series dedicated to putting Indigenous voices centre stage. It was started in 2017, as a response to the Truth and Reconciliaton 94 Calls To Action.

October 16th, marks the launch of INDIGENOUS 150+ in Ottawa, which will be held on a quarterly basis in partnership with Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival, and SAW VIDEO.

 
Childcare

Childcare

3 – 7 PM in the Hangar
Free drop-in childcare on Wednesdays from September to June.

OAG’s drop-in childcare is fun and safe, encouraging creative play with a variety of games and activities. Enjoy a relaxed gallery experience knowing your children are in good care—and having a good time.  

Open to children aged 12 months to 10 years

Parents must remain on gallery premises and respond when paged

Diapers and training pants are the responsibility of parents and guardians

Childcare is offered on a first come, first served basis

 
Drop-in Tour
 
Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
 
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Creative Sundays
 
1-2-3 Tours

1-2-3 Tours

1, 2 and 3 PM
Tours start from the Visitor Experience desk
Highlights from the current exhibitions. English and French tour guides available.

Photo: Lindsay Ralph

 
 
Curator Tour with Michelle Gewurtz

Curator Tour with Michelle Gewurtz

Take a closer look at the exhibition Karim Rashid: Cultural Shaping with OAG Curator Michelle Gewurtz.
Join the tour at the Visitor Experience desk. Free.

Karim Rashid: Cultural Shaping
The first large-scale presentation of the iconic designer’s work in Canada to date. The exhibition features industrial designs imbued with the sense of environmental responsibility and sustainability that is at the heart of much of Rashid’s current practice.

 
Mine the Gap: Meditating on Art
 
Drop-in Tour
 
Childcare

Childcare

3 – 7 PM in the Hangar
Free drop-in childcare on Wednesdays from September to June.

OAG’s drop-in childcare is fun and safe, encouraging creative play with a variety of games and activities. Enjoy a relaxed gallery experience knowing your children are in good care—and having a good time.  

Open to children aged 12 months to 10 years

Parents must remain on gallery premises and respond when paged

Diapers and training pants are the responsibility of parents and guardians

Childcare is offered on a first come, first served basis

 
Molly Lamb Bobak & Canadian Women War Artists

Molly Lamb Bobak & Canadian Women War Artists

Vancouver-born painter Molly Lamb Bobak (1920–2014) began her extraordinary career as the first Canadian female war artist sent overseas to depict scenes of women in military training. Dr. Michelle Gewurtz is the author of the new ACI publication Molly Lamb Bobak: Life & Work and Curator at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Dr. Laura Brandon is an award-winning writer, curator, and lecturer and former Historian, Art & War, at the Canadian War Museum.

 
Propeller Dance: PICTURE THIS

Propeller Dance: PICTURE THIS

Propeller Dance and the Ottawa Art Gallery co-present an integrated dance performance with live music by Jesse Stewart. 

The performance will include Spasticus, a work by the Propeller Dance company, along with Picture This, a community art project. With thanks to The Royal and the Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa.

 
Propeller Dance: PICTURE THIS

Propeller Dance: PICTURE THIS

Propeller Dance and the Ottawa Art Gallery co-present an integrated dance performance with live music by Jesse Stewart. 

The performance will include Spasticus, a work by the Propeller Dance company, along with Picture This, a community art project. With thanks to The Royal and the Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa.

 
 
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Creative Sundays
 
1-2-3 Tours

1-2-3 Tours

1, 2 and 3 PM
Tours start from the Visitor Experience desk
Highlights from the current exhibitions. English and French tour guides available.

Photo: Lindsay Ralph

 
Artist Talk: Michael Belmore
 
Ascension Launch Party

Ascension Launch Party

Join us for the launch of the OAG-commissioned light installation Ascension by The Latest Artists supported by Solotech and Ontario 150.

Enjoy canapes and beverages as we celebrate this major work illuminating Mackenzie King Bridge.

Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge Lobby
October 28th, 2018
3 PM to 6 PM (sunset)
Speeches at 4:30 PM

 
 
 
Childcare

Childcare

3 – 7 PM in the Hangar
Free drop-in childcare on Wednesdays from September to June.

OAG’s drop-in childcare is fun and safe, encouraging creative play with a variety of games and activities. Enjoy a relaxed gallery experience knowing your children are in good care—and having a good time.  

Open to children aged 12 months to 10 years

Parents must remain on gallery premises and respond when paged

Diapers and training pants are the responsibility of parents and guardians

Childcare is offered on a first come, first served basis

 
Drop-in Tour