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National Gallery of Canada

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National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4
Venue Type: Museum


© National Gallery of Canada
June 25th - October 10th Tamayo: A Solitary Mexican Modernist
Rufino Tamayo
June 10th - September 11th Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842)
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
May 27th - September 25th The White Dress: Masterpiece in Focus
May 20th - September 5th Sincerely Yours
Chris Cran
April 29th - September 5th Picasso: Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints
Pablo Picasso
March 24th - September 5th The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2016
December 1st, 2015 - November 27th Solo Exhibition
Joseph Beuys
1 Oct – 30 Apr: Tue-Sun 10-5; Thu 10-8 / 1 May – 30 Sept: Sun-Wed,Fri-Sat 10-5; Thu 10-8
+1(613) 990-1985
(613) 993-4385
Adults $9 Seniors and full-time students $7 Youth (12–19) $4 Family (2 adults, 3 youths) $18 Free admission for children under 12 and Members of the Gallery
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The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collections, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada is among the oldest of Canada's national cultural institutions. Its current status as a federal Crown Corporation dates from 1990, when the Museums Act was proclaimed.

A Unique Mandate

The National Gallery of Canada's mandate is to develop, maintain, and make known, throughout Canada and internationally, a collection of works of art, both historic and contemporary, with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada, and to further knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among all Canadians.

The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (CMCP) was established as an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada in 1985 to collect, interpret, and disseminate Canadian contemporary photography. The Gallery reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Along with the Department of Canadian Heritage and 17 other national cultural institutions, the Gallery is a member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio.

A Compelling Vision

The National Gallery of Canada strives to provide Canadians with a sense of identity with and pride in Canada's rich visual-arts heritage. Through its collections, onsite and travelling exhibitions, loans program, educational programs and publications, professional training programs, and outreach initiatives, the Gallery aspires to be a model of excellence in furthering knowledge of the visual arts, both at home and abroad. Through collaboration with national and international institutions, the Gallery seeks to make art accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages.


Exceptions to Opening Hours: open Ontario Family Day, Spring Break in Ontario and Quebec, Easter Sunday and Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day starting at noon, and 26-27 December. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and 3 January.


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