Peruse a multitude of local and international works of various disciplines at National Gallery of Canada, one of the leading galleries in the country. Enjoy pieces by some of history’s most revered artists, including Warhol, Mondrian, Dali, Picasso, and a host of others. Photography enthusiasts shouldn't miss a visit to the gallery's Canadian Photography Institute. After exploring the vast collection, you can dine in the restaurant and enjoy the view of the Parliament buildings and the river below. Be sure to pop into the gift shop for the opportunity to purchase a plethora of art publications and souvenirs. Put National Gallery of Canada at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ottawa itinerary builder website.
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I love to see the Canadian art section especially Emily Carr's work. They also have an extensive collection of Native art. However, compared to the fine arts museums in Europe, this is a very...
I love to see the Canadian art section especially Emily Carr's work. They also have an extensive collection of Native art. However, compared to the fine arts museums in Europe, this is a very... more »
This was my second visit to the gallery (first time was years ago). I enjoyed walking through all of the gallery rooms. This time I visited the Rideau Chapel - the only drawback for me was that the.... more
This was my second visit to the gallery (first time was years ago). I enjoyed walking through all of the gallery rooms. This time I visited the Rideau Chapel - the only drawback for me was that the.... more »
I would like to really recommend this place for people. First of all, you can look at the parliament building at good location. Secondly, this museum has a variety of art works. Especially,I really liked that this museum had a lot of paintings by famous artists, but not necessarily their most famous works. It made me realize that these artists had also created such paintings, and I really enjoyed being able to see their less well-known works.
The collections are absolutely wonderful. You will find multiple concepts under one roof, which appeal to many. Even if you're not a fan of art, this is a great place to visit for a few hours. I truly enjoyed the "General Idea" exhibit. They had many exhibits that would make you stop, ponder, be in awe, and walk away with a greater appreciation for art. I would highly recommend visiting as they admission in inexpensive (20$ for adults, 10$ for students with your card). It was a great way to spend an afternoon and learn about various artists.
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