Kipnes Lantern

The Kipnes Lantern is the signature feature of the National Arts Centre’s architectural rejuvenation. Rising dramatically above the NAC’s new front entrance, the five story glass tower incorporates cutting-edge transparent LED screens to display stunning images of Canada’s leading artists and productions.

Recent projects

  • Chosen Family

    This summer, an animation of Chosen Family, a permanent installation in Halifax/Kjipuktuk by non-binary, transgender and queer artist Mr. Margot Durling will be adapted to illuminate...

  • Colour, Health, Hope

    The NAC recently commissioned the art installation called Colour, Health, Hope from Jacquie Comrie, an acclaimed Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist. Centred on colour, this vibrant, visually powerful installation was...

  • World Mental Health Day

    World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity for stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be...

The Kipnes Family

The Kipnes Family

Programming on the Kipnes Lantern is made possible thanks to a transformational gift of $5 million from Dr. Dianne Kipnes and Mr. Irving Kipnes of Edmonton. Dr. Kipnes completed nine years of service as a Director of the NAC Foundation in early 2017. She and her husband are leading philanthropists and have made generous gifts to the arts, health care, education and social services over many years.

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