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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“van gogh” (77 reviews)
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380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
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"canadian art"
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"contemporary art"
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Reviewed yesterday

Recently attended the TIFF series at the National Art Gallery. Enjoyed the pre-film tapas offerings and wine. Great idea NAG!

Thank Lily-TO
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've not been the type to visit art galleries on our travels...but it just seemed right to go to the National Gallery of Canada. We are so glad we did! We kind of thought we would "whirl" through, but we could have come back to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I come here at least once a year and always loose track of time because there is so much to see and enjoy!

Thank svinga2016
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is huge. plan on spending a few hours here. More if you are into Art. And wear good walking shoes, you will need them! The cafeteria is excellent and the view from there is awesome. Always something happening,check the schedule online. More for...More

Thank Cher A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The majority of the ‘art’ pieces are head scratchers. A piece of string stretched across a room? A pile of boxes in the middle of a room? Some fluorescent lights on a 50 x 12 foot wall? What’s wrong here? Granted, there are some sculptures...More

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an incredible building, even if you don't go inside to look at the art, the giant spider and glass building is well worth the pictures alone. Inside there is a large art gallery that is interesting to walk through. Certainly not for everyone as...More

Thank Darren D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum houses an impressive collection of works from around the world. It features many well known European and American artists from the Fifteenth Century to the present, including works by Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Klimt, Chagall and Van Gogh. A separate wing focuses on Canadian and...More

Thank wego2places
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building alone is stunning, so take the time to enjoy that as well as all it has to offer in the art world. There is a seating area in the atrium which is worth a half hour.

Thank vekel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make it a free entrance to all Canadians. If the National Art Gallery Washington offers access free of charge after all, why can't we? We have a great little museum that offers a few gems, like the three Klimts. Our educational system does not promote...More

Thank pepelepew848
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This collection is stunning. The National Gallery is a must see in Ottawa. Even the building itself is a work of art.

Thank Ellison O
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Cheri K
22 December 2014|
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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
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