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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
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to spend a morning in Ottawa. The gallery features beautiful exhibits, has friendly staff and even has art lessons for children.

Thank meagold
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Have visited this gallery several times and it never disappoints. Part of the permanent collection was closed to prepare for the Canada 150 celebrations but we were able to see the Alex Janvier exhibition. I highly recommend! Intriguing art and a story we all should...More

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Even though significant portions of the museum are closed for renovations, it is still well worth the visit to see the Janvier exhibit. Just wonderful! Cafeteria is very nice.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I rarely go to Ottawa without visiting the national gallery - this time, we managed to see all the exhibits, which were fantastic. My favorite is almost always the contemporary art exhibits - I don't understand them, but they stick.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was a bit of a bust for us. The Main Canadian Gallery was closed for renovations, so the only things to see were the Alex Janvier exhibit and a bunch of very abstract art. Maybe for a hard core art lover it would have...More

Thank Celina L
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

The National Gallery is one of the "must see" attractions in Ottawa. The building itself is a very nice to place to visit. Cafeteria and the Grand Hall has a stunning view of the parliament hill and the Ottawa river, especially during the sunset hours....More

Thank mrodoplu
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Janvier exhibit was stunning! We were really happy to get to see this exhibit and bought several card prints of his works at very reasonable prices at the gift shop after our tour.

Thank Joey G
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I do visit these places and I enjoy traditional art and paintings, but do have a problem with avant garde art. Some of the exhibits are great, but you feel that others are making fun of you, exhibiting what I call rubbnish. There is an...More

Thank 283arned
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

As members of the NG, we are often invited to openings. Recently, we attended the opening of Alex Janvier's exhibit. His opening speech was heartwarming. The exhibit itself is huge, so it will require more than one visit. Of particular interest to us was his...More

Thank Wafers
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The National Gallery has to be on the top five attractions if you are a visitor to Ottawa. For locals, it is a place to go to, again and again. Special exhibitions, often of "blockbuster" quality, can provide a reason to attend. But don't forget...More

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Cheri K
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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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