Week of November 10: 3 must-see exhibitions

November 10 2014

Did you know that Gatineau and Ottawa are home to eight national museums packed with fascinating touring exhibitions? Take advantage of the grey days of November to visit a few of them!

Jack Bush featured at the National Gallery of Canada

Canadian painter Jack Bush (1909–77) was one of the most brilliant artists working in the mid-20th century. On November 14, the National Gallery of Canada opens the exhibition Jack Bush, a retrospective of the artist’s work covering the 1930s to the 1970s, including paintings, drawings, commercial illustrations and excerpts from Bush’s unpublished diaries.

The Titanic wasn’t the only one…

Until April 6, 2015, the Canadian Museum of History presents the exhibition The Canadian Titanic : The Empress of Ireland. Travel back in time to the foggy night of May 29, 1914, when the Empress of Ireland collided with a coal ship in the St. Lawrence River. The splendid ocean liner, with 1,477 passengers and crew aboard, sank in less than 15 minutes. It was the greatest maritime disaster in Canadian history. Opening November 27, the exhibition 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation reviews the pivotal moments that led to the drafting of the British North America Act.

World War I at the Canadian War Museum

This fall, the Canadian War Museum marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with several special exhibitions. Enemy Aliens – Internment in Canada, 1914–1920 retraces the factors that drove Canada’s wartime internment policy. Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory explores how Canadian forces had to adapt to the challenges of fighting In Belgium. In February 2015 the museum will open a new permanent exhibition, The Home Front, 1917.

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