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National Gallery of Canada

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


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
September 1st - October 22nd
RBC Canadian Painting Competition
Michael Freeman Badour, Amanda Boulos, Teto Elsiddique, David Kaarsemaker, CINDY JI HYE KIM, Wei Li, Veronika Pausova, Laura Payne, Laura Rokas-Bérubé, Kizi Spielmann Rose, M.E. Sparks, Angela Teng, Joani Tremblay, Tristan Unrau, Ambera Wellmann
June 15th - December 31st
Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967
Emily Carr, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Tom Thomson, James Wilson
December 1st, 2015 - November 26th
Solo Exhibition
Joseph Beuys
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
October 19th - March 18th, 2018
October 13th - March 18th, 2018
QUICK FACTS
Open hours
1 Oct – 30 Apr: Tue-Sun 10-5; Thu 10-8 / 1 May – 30 Sept: Sun-Wed,Fri-Sat 10-5; Thu 10-8
Phone
+1(613) 990-1985
Fax
(613) 993-4385
Cost
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
DESCRIPTION

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.