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National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
+1 613-990-1985
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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

What is considered art these days would make an alien think twice about investigating Earth as a "civilization". How is a single wire drawn across a room "art"? And a close-up video of a woman's body parts? Yuk. Can't believe my tax dollars go towards...More

Thank Bobo L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The building itself is a work of art. The staff is super friendly. Even the guards! The place is huge and the collection extensive. I dare you to see it all in one day.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Ottawa on a mini vacay ostensibly to visit the NAG for the indigenous exhibition but also to visit friends. Our friends joined us for the exhibition. We wandered and admired the art works for several hours and totally enjoyed our visit. We then...More

Thank Marie R
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must-see attraction for a visitor to Ottawa. An extraordinarily wide range of Canadian art and related artifacts from the 17th C to the present; many works by Group of 7 and contemporary indigenous artists. Some of the paintings, including those by Tom Thomson and...More

Thank Z1854TEgeorgeh
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a huge fan of the National Gallery of Canada. It is my favourite space in Ottawa. Anytime someone new visits us in Ottawa, it is my first destination with them even if they have zero interest in art, the building itself is worth...More

Thank RenataOttawa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent about 3 hours there with 8 kids ranging from 8 to 17 and loved it. We did the Feely boxes and would highly recommend it. Lots of interesting art to see there including contemporary pieces.

Thank Funfam66
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is worth visiting this gallery to see the interesting building whether or not you have any interest in any of the art. There is a broad collection of First Nations materials, but there was not enough information provided about each piece. (We find we...More

Thank svleer
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed the exhibit of Canadian Art, especially the Group of Seven works, may of which I had seen here before or in other galleries. When we got tired, we sat in the Rideau Chapel and listened to the beautiful music by Tallis. Unfortunately, we...More

Thank SweetD
Reviewed 4 days ago

What can you say about the National Gallery of Canada? Spectacular. From originals by Degas and a few by Monet and Pissarro......to some contemporary Canadian and Aboriginal artists.....with a great Kurelek painting on the way. Also some fun interactive games......such as one that predicts, through...More

Thank LarryTheRadioGuy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not knowing what to expect... It was worth every penny! Priceless artwork from world renowned masters and local Canadian artisans. Definitely a must see while in Ottawa.

Thank Tom L
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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