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National Gallery of Canada

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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
Byward Market Area
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lot more stuff to see, specially love masks portraits, however I see not a lot of verities, more similar types instead

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IAbeysinghe
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ugly big spider in the outside of this attraction is very famous and I was lucky to finally could take a picture with this. Due to the bad time management when we reached here, the inside was close so we could not visit inside....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navid A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a fantastic museum covering so many different areas and regions of art. Even the building itself is exquisite. It is also close to the Byward market. I especially love a modern collection that is not pretentious but thoughtful. The cascading pool is very serene.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a resident of Ottawa, my girlfriend and I were fortunate enough to visit many of the major attractions at the local museums whenever they came to town. Inside the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), you will find stunning architecture and a vast openness that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 2010SSRS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit this gallery alone (without kids) and no wonder I had an amazing time. I’m a lover of renaissance art and this place holds a very large collection of it. I LOVED IT. I’ve seen Metropolitan Museum of Arts in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SamreenAhsanCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent approximately 3 hours at the gallery and could have easily spent more time enjoying the art. I was able to visit 5 museums in Ottawa and the National Gallery was the most enjoyable. You can purchase a passport for $35.00 which allows you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see ,do and learn . Beautiful art gallery!! Spend the whole day exploring artists. Coffee shop Gift shop Beautiful views

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Athropocene exhibit, and the Canadian art...all very good...need to make it to the 2nd floor next time!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

See this special exhibit. It is great and important. Dramatic photos and videos demonstrating man's impact on the natural environment.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NickKetchum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went particularly to see the exhibit it on man's impact on the earth. It was stunning! I would suggest ear protection for the security personnel in certain areas. We also enjoyed the indigenous art. It was Interesting that it was located in the center...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Young Y
January 30, 2016|
Response from NGC-MBAC | Property representative |
Hi, That's a great question. The Canadian and Indigenous Galleries provide the ideal setting to tell a more complete story of artmaking in this land, which dates back thousands of years. We worked closely with partner... More
Cheri K
December 21, 2014|
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