National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4, Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the top cultural institutions in Canada, located in the capital city of Ottawa. Founded in 1880, the gallery's mission is to collect, preserve, study, and exhibit Canadian and international art for the benefit of present and future generations. The gallery's permanent collection comprises more than 40,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and decorative arts.

The National Gallery of Canada's current building is a combination of glass and granite and has a distinctive angular design. The structure is divided into three main sections: the main building, the Rideau Tower, and the Great Hall. The Great Hall is a spacious glass-enclosed entrance hall that serves as the gateway to the gallery. The Rideau Tower is home to the gallery's administrative offices and library and archives, while the main building houses the galleries.

The National Gallery of Canada's collection includes works of art from Canadian, Indigenous, European, American, and Asian artists. The collection features iconic Canadian artworks such as the Group of Seven and Inuit art, as well as masterpieces by renowned international artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Warhol. The gallery's collection is a testament to Canada's cultural diversity and heritage.

The National Gallery of Canada hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions each year that showcase both Canadian and international art. These exhibitions cover a wide range of themes, styles, and historical periods.

The National Gallery of Canada offers a range of educational programs and activities for all ages. The gallery also has a robust digital engagement program that includes online exhibitions, virtual tours, and educational resources, making art accessible to a broader audience.

The National Gallery of Canada has an extensive library and archives that contain over 300,000 art-related publications, manuscripts, and archival materials. The library and archives are open to researchers and scholars and provide a wealth of resources for the study of Canadian and international art.

Hours :

  • Monday : Closed
  • Tuesday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday : 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General Admission :

  • Adult : $20
  • Senior (65 and over - ID required) : $18
  • Student (Student or 24 and under - ID required) : $10
  • Child (11 and under) : Free
  • Families (2 adults & 3 youths age 17 and under) : $40
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