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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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“van gogh” (70 reviews)
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380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-990-1985
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The design and organization of this museum are amazing - the arhitects and constructors did not spear at all their efforts and imagination in order to create an art expo space for the future - excelent light, very good orientation, perfect atmosphere and music, very...More

Thank Bogdan2005
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to learn about Canadian art this is the place to go. The work of the Group of 7 is well represented. The building itself is well worth a visit and both the cafe and the shop are very good.

Thank Lesley7127
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice collection of art work, paintings, sculptures etc. Must See when in Ottawa. Near to parliament building and other places in downtown area.

Thank Anil C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here before and loved it then and appreciate it even more. All the art to see, the different paintings, the Inuit art, words cannot describe what you see here.

Thank walleyehunter1999
Reviewed 4 days ago

I knew coming to the National Gallery of Canada would mean an incredible collection of Canadian art (modern, Inuit, Group of Seven, etc.), but I was actually pleasantly surprised to see so many famous international artists on display. Of course, for painters like Renoir, van...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum really offers a great variety of contemporary art as well as famous classics like Van Gogh. I wish there would have been a bigger selection of Inuit art, as I felt their exhibition was quite small (and tucked away in the basement no...More

Thank MarinaFollowsTheSun
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must go to place--the art work is diverse and memorable. There are self guided tours or take a group tour. And don't forget the Gift Shop for some unique take-home gifts.

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been many times and love it love it love it! There is such a wide array of styles throughout various time periods with beautiful world known artists filling not just the Canadian Galleries but all the other ones as well!

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful glass building (lets in a lot of light especially during the summertime) right in the heart of downtown. Has various collections from many different movements. Best of all, it's free Thursdays (from 5-8)! A must-visit in Ottawa!!!

Thank Carol_Cheong
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our whole time in the Canadian art gallery. I got to see the actual (I think...) paintings that I had heard of or seen in books and magazines. Cool...

Thank shortcat1
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Cheri K
What is the next major exhibition you will be featuring? My husband and I came from Detroit area to see Carravagio. It was fantastic!! Waiting for another one like this, or this one again.
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