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Curator’s Tour – James Wilson Morrice: The A.K. Prakash Collection in Trust to the Nation

Second floor
Artwork by James Wilson Morrice

James Wilson Morrice, Canal San Nicolò, Lido, Venice, 1904, oil on canvas, 59 x 81 cm. Gift of A.K. Prakash, J.W. Morrice Collection, 2015, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Join us on this guided tour of James Wilson Morrice: The A.K. Prakash Collection in Trust to the Nation to gain insight into the exhibition, artworks and curatorial process.  

Pioneering a fresh and vibrant use of colour, and known for his delicate handling of paint on small-scale wooden pochades, James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924) played a vital role in advancing modern artistic trends in Canada and abroad at the turn of the 20th century.

This tour will be led by Senior Curator, Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Katerina Atanassova.

Julie Nash headshot

Julie Nash is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada. She has assisted in the development of major exhibitions including Artists, Architects and Artisans, Canadian Art 1890–1918Alex Colville; and the reinstallation of the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries at the NGC. Most recently, she worked extensively on the exhibition Morrice: The A.K. Prakash Collection in Trust to the Nation, and contributed an essay on Morrice’s Caribbean and War periods to the associated publication. Previously, she has curated exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Ottawa Art Gallery. She holds an M.A. in Canadian Art History from Carleton University, and is presently pursuing research on a number of topics including women artists, historiography, and the interrelationship between Canadian and international art.

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Monday: closed
Tuesday: 12-6pm
Wednesday: 12-6pm
Thursday: 12-8pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm


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