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07 May, 2007

weekend sampler

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa|Photography


I adore this photo. Even better, I took it not realizing that photography is verboten in the special exhibits areas. Oh well. :)

Click through to my Flickr for a smattering of what we did this weekend. Here’s a clue: it was pretty fun.

9 Responses to "weekend sampler"

1 | Rich Lafferty

May 7th, 2007 at 8:39 am


Hah. I got a couple as well, and it looks like we both got told off at the same spot. Someone else had a lot more luck than we did, though.

2 | Anne

May 7th, 2007 at 9:47 am


Lucky you!
They told me to put my cam away :(

3 | twinmomplusone

May 7th, 2007 at 10:54 am


I was just at the National Gallery on a school trip the other day to visit some of the permanent exhibits and made a strong mental note to return by myself to see this exhibit, was it really worth it?

4 | andrea

May 7th, 2007 at 11:27 am


It was really worth it. Photos don’t do it justice. (In fact, this was my second visit!) Sadly, Saturday was the last day of the exhibit.

I’m not sure but the giant baby head might be a permanent piece. Anyone know?

5 | Miss Vicky

May 7th, 2007 at 12:34 pm


Giant baby head a.k.a. “Head of a baby” is indeed a permanent piece. Normally sits at the entrance to the Contemporary Art section.

Loved the Mueck show. We went twice.

6 | alison

May 7th, 2007 at 2:12 pm


I wish I had a giant baby head for my living room. Well, maybe not quite that big. Now I know what Leah was talking about when she described her class trip to the National Gallery.

7 | twinmomplusone

May 8th, 2007 at 1:16 pm


oh no, missed yet another great exhibit, arghhh

8 | Pearl

May 11th, 2007 at 6:49 pm


You went too, a couple days apart from us.

9 | Robin

May 14th, 2007 at 10:56 am


Wow! That is an amazing picture!

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