In August I paid a visit to the National Gallery of Canada, one of our national museums in the capital area. Like so much else, it had been closed down because of Covid, but in July the institution started a re-opening with the logistics of current restrictions in mind. I approached from Major's Hill Park and photographed it from here.
Then I headed towards the entrance. The artist Louise Bourgeois was known for her spiders, and Maman stands out here in full view. This is one of several castings of the sculpture, with others around the world. It stands over nine metres in height.
Inside, I headed up the long ramp to the exhibit space. Something colourful was hanging in the glass tower, which I mentioned in a post last month.
I paused to photograph out from the tower to Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court.
And then up. This installation is called Tepkik, by the Mi'kmaq artist Jordan Bennett. It's part of a temporary exhibit of worldwide indigenous art called Abadakone (Continuous Fire). The exhibit, which had been meant to end in April, was extended into October because of the Covid closure. I did go through the exhibit after going through the permanent galleries- though at this point in the visit my batteries were low. More of this visit tomorrow, and for some time to come.