National Gallery of Canada

Canada's National Gallery abruptly lays off four senior staff, including chief curator and Indigenous art curator

In an internal memo to staff, the museum's interim director wrote that the sudden changes were made "to better align the gallery’s leadership team with the organisation’s new strategic plan"

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Divya Mehra wins Canada’s top art prize, the Sobey Art Award

The Winnipeg-born artist’s work spans many media and often incorporates humour all the while addressing issues of identity, repatriation and cultural consumption

Shortlisted artists revealed for Canada’s 2022 Sobey Art Award

Works by the finalists vying for the country’s top contemporary art prize will go on view at the National Gallery in Ottawa in October

Director of Canada’s National Gallery will be next leader of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

In Philadelphia, Sasha Suda will succeed Timothy Rub, whose 13-year tenure included both major achievements and significant turmoil

Subversive Canadian art collective General Idea go mainstream with major Ottawa show

A major retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada aims to make the trio's “complex practice a bit more accessible”

National Gallery of Canada launches an Indigenous ways and decolonisation department

The new department, which pursue greater inclusivity and representation of Indigenous perspectives and art, will be led by Michelle LaVallee and Steven Loft

Inuit artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory wins Canada’s Sobey Art Award

The prize, Canada’s largest for contemporary art, represents a C$100,000 windfall for the winner

Polar bear killed and skinned by Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is honoured in her work for Sobey Art Award

The animal skin is a screen for a video installation that “celebrates the bear’s spirit”, and touches on climate change, Indigenous rights and decolonisation

Rembrandt blockbuster draws 42,000 visitors to National Gallery of Canada

The response in Ottawa “shows people crave experiencing visual arts in person”, director Sasha Suda says

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Rembrandt loan show will finally launch in Ottawa as National Gallery of Canada reopens to the public

Ontario museums have been shut for months because of surge in Covid cases this April

Rembrandt’s work joins with art by Black and Indigenous artists at the National Gallery of Canada this spring

A major Old Master show will keep a contemporary perspective with new commissions and acquisitions

National Gallery of Canada adds community and HR leaders to management team

Angela Cassie and Tania Lafrenière join the institution as part of its first strategic plan

National Gallery of Canada presents global pulse of contemporary Indigenous art

The museum plans to acquire many of the works in its survey devoted to Indigenous artists

Gauguin exhibitions in Ottawa and London will feature tributes to Van Gogh

Tahitian still lifes of sunflowers are surrogate portraits of his Yellow House friend

Alexandra Suda takes over as director of the National Gallery of Canada

The Ontario native is just the fourth woman to take the post, and the youngest in more than a century

For Gauguin, portraits reveal more about the artist than the model

A forthcoming exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada aims to show how the painter explored his own identity through his subjects

National Gallery of Canada director Marc Mayer bids adieu to Ottawa

After ten years at the post, he has plenty of accomplishments, including bringing Indigenous art into the canon, and few regrets

Canada’s 1950s Venice Biennale pavilion gets a facelift

The upgrade to the Modernist building and its surrounding landscape has resulted in a new visitor route planned for the Giardini

Anonymous donor steps in to pay hefty penalty for the National Gallery of Canada’s botched Chagall sale

The rushed deaccessioning—to fund the acquisition of another work from neighbouring Quebec—raised a storm of criticism

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The Lubomirski Dürers: where are they now?

The Art Newspaper has tracked down twenty-four of the drawings looted by Hitler and sold by the prince whose ancestors had donated them to their local museum