National Gallery of Canada

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National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada
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The National Gallery of Canada is committed to offering a welcoming and safe place for our visitors, employees and volunteers. To that end, in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have CLOSED the Gallery and cancelled all events and activities until further notice. Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musee des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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Jordyn
Ottawa, Canada18 contributions
Beautiful Art
Feb. 2020 • Friends
It’s got a lot of beautiful art to look at and is free every Thursday from 5-8pm!!! It’s also a great place to take pics for the gram LOL
Written January 21, 2021
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CM M
Ottawa, Canada21 contributions
Nice Collections
Jan. 2020
A great place to see Group of Seven and first nations artwork. It also has the Death of General Wolfe painting (1 of 5). The European artwork is nice as well.
Written December 13, 2020
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PeterBruceG
Toronto, Canada2,807 contributions
All was not open
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Had a wonderful time at the gallery.
They provide free coat check.
Not all of the gallery was open but we managed to spend three hours looking at what was there.
If you are in Ottawa, this is a most do.
Written October 19, 2020
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RVDoe
Ottawa, Canada20 contributions
Well worth going
Jan. 2020
This gallery is world class. It always has fascinating displays, well thought out. Some are a combination of photos and film ( such as Anthroppocene, one of the best we have ever seen). There is a collection of group of 7 paintings, modern art, photography. There is something here for everyone.
Highly recommended.
Written October 17, 2020
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Michael A
5 contributions
Amazing Experience
Mar. 2020
Great building and exhibits. Excellent dining experience. A person could spend hours in the building.
Written October 9, 2020
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Happy traveller
Ontario, Canada87 contributions
Just Wow!
Oct. 2020
There is so much to see here, you need more than one visit to take it all in. Beautiful paintings by famous artists, and sculptures galore! I went on Thursday night, for free! I would definitely recommend the Gallery if you're planning a visit to Ottawa.
Written October 4, 2020
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siddy666
Montreal, Canada164 contributions
A classy collection in a classy building
Sep. 2020
The National Gallery is wonderful museum to visit overlooking the Parliament.
I would highly suggest visiting on Thursday evenings when the museum is free. Don't forget taking some pics of the Maman spider sculpture just outside the museum :)

Pros:
- Really good collections of classical European paintings as well as Canadian/Native American artwork
- Architecture of museum is impressive, both outside and inside
Cons:
- This is a minor one, but it would be nice if the Museum also displayed its Asian 'painting & sculpture' collection that it claims to have
Written October 4, 2020
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MissGeorgiana
Montreal, Canada709 contributions
A museum worthy of being in our country's capital
Sep. 2020
We visit the National Gallery every few years and are never disappointed.

The Gallery itself is stunning. There is a great deal of natural light and artworks are well presented.

The permanent exhibit has some important pieces and there are always some amazing artworks on loan as well.

On our September 2020 visit, we really enjoyed the Beautiful Monsters special exhibit and were impressed with all the COVID-19 measures in place.
Written September 28, 2020
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Russell Smith
Ottawa, Canada6 contributions
A National Pride
Sep. 2020
As Ottawa residents and members of the gallery, we often treat ourselves to what's new, or the permanent collection which is both Canadian and internationally representative. Always prepare to be pleased. The cafeteria is excellent too, with views of the river. All within an easy walk of the canal, the cathedral and the Byword Market.
Written September 21, 2020
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Артур Т
Winnipeg, Canada111 contributions
Worth to visit
Sep. 2020 • Couples
We were lucky to get a free entry, so no reason to complaint.
Great variety of art - different styles and authors, was really happy to see some European Impressionism and native art.
Worth to visit especially in a rainy day
Definitely Will be back
Written September 7, 2020
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National Gallery of Canada is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Wed 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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