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National Gallery of Canada

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Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
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+1 613-990-1985
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Reviewed today

I can't swear I've been to them all, but I have been in the major places in the major cities, and this wins hands down. Phenomenal collection, and a great building.

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Reviewed yesterday

By far the highlight of the permanent collection is the Canadian artworks gallery, which takes a look at Canadian fine art throughout history. There is an especially large and diverse collection of Group of Seven paintings, which are a highlight of the gallery for lovers...More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always like a visit to NG , If u like galleries there is something new to see and experience every time...and something old too. Treat yourself u won’t be disappointed

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Canadian art was really interesting to see. Good range of different types of installations. Would recommend giving lots of time to view.

Thank Mobile50950
Reviewed 5 days ago

The guidebooks don't do justice to the National Gallery. It's a very extensive collection of pictures, sculpture and -- yes -- some notable music. I wish we'd planned an entire day for savoring it. The "sound sculpture" being presented in the Rideau Chapel is in...More

Thank MikeFarleyWA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I barely saw 2/3 of the exhibits. But what I saw was impressive. The Franklin exhibition (temporary) was amazing. I lost track of time and found myself engrossed in the compelling story. Loved the map that lit up the coast lines as they were mapped...More

Thank MimiTheWanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess it is normal for one room or another to be closed to make place for a new exhibit. But on our last visit, it seemed that a lot was going on at the same time. Still lots to see, but maybe not what...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re a lover of art, this is the spot to be at in Ottawa. There is a huge range of pieces to see and usually some special exhibits as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the exposition. Great staff who helped me plan my visit and very kind security staff who made sure my bag was safe.

Thank Sunshine676577
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to the Gallery - both for the permanent exhibits, and the changing stories. It never ceases to amaze me how the sight of different pieces can reflect how my soul is feeling.

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Young Y
30 January 2016|
Response from NGC-MBAC | Property representative |
Hi, That's a great question. The Canadian and Indigenous Galleries provide the ideal setting to tell a more complete story of artmaking in this land, which dates back thousands of years. We worked closely with partner... More
Cheri K
22 December 2014|
Response from NGC-MBAC | Property representative |
Hi Cheri, So happy to hear that you enjoyed the Caravaggio exhibition. It was so incredible to have so many Caravaggios in one space and to see the influence he had on his followers. Our next big summer show is Alex... More