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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
Byward Market Area
+1 613-990-1985
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m not generally an art museum kinda guy, but I really enjoyed the experience. Especially enjoyed the Canadian area.

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the gallery. Some amazing paintings and portraits. Dating back to the 1700s. Did the whole gallery in three hours.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the first visit to the National Gallery. I loved the Canadian and Indegious collection of artwork. Such a pleasure to visit. I highly recommend a visit to the gallery.

Thank Summerrobin2000
Reviewed 5 days ago

The special exhibit Anthropocene is a knockout. Very visually stunning, but packs such a hard punch on the way mankind has affected the planet. Leave time for the rest of the museum too - a lot of good early Canadian works. Look particularly for the...More

Thank sue w
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The anthropocene exhibit depicts negative human impact on the earth. The Inuit art exhibit was also good. I felt Group of seven artists, Emily Carr and other Canadian artists for example were under represented.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the planned highlights for our family visit to Ottawa and we weren't disappointed. The gallery was busy. We went to the exhibition on Impressionist art, Swedish Modern Art and Modern Photography. All were well laid out and very informative. If we...More

Thank victoriafoody
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum deserves a good review. Lots of paintings from Europe and Canada. some sculpture and artifacts. The Impressionists were closed when we visited but we were able to see 3 Van Goghs and others in other galleries. A lot of Inuit art including modern...More

Thank UKTurkeyTrotter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good spot to understand Canadian and some global art. Larger than it seems at first. Great coverage of Canadian landscape and some Inuit. Ocasional foreign jewels. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank JEnriquez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was wonderful! Sitting under the glass rotunda on a beautiful autumn day, drinking wine and sampling charcuterie. Highly recommended for anyone visiting the Gallery.....

Thank bluenosequeen2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent over 2 hours here and only managed the Canadian section. Lovely Group of Seven collection as well as Canadian Impressionists. The special exhibition called Anthropocene was very well done. We had lunch here as well and we were very pleased with our menu choices....More

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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