The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl to become first art critic featured in Contemporary Conversations Series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is pleased to welcome renowned American art critic Peter Schjeldahl for the second lecture in the third edition of the Contemporary Conversations series on February 8, 2018. Read More»

Contemporary Conversations: Who is the late Anne Chu?

On September 29, the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will close the 2016 season of the Contemporary Conversations series with a presentation on the work of recently deceased American artist Anne Chu. Read More»

Contemporary Conversations: Kiki Smith at the National Gallery

Back by popular demand, the Contemporary Conversations series (#artconvoAIE) kicked off its 2016 season Thursday, March 31, with a capacity crowd as more than 500 guests came out to hear American artist Kiki Smith speak at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON. The daughter of celebrated visual artist Tony Smith, Kiki Smith is ... Read More»

Embassy and National Gallery Announce Artists and Dates for Contemporary Conversations 2016 season

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, are excited to announce the continuation of the Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) series for a second season. Contemporary Conversations invites iconic American artists to Ottawa for discussions on topics ... Read More»
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