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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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“van gogh” (78 reviews)
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380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, Canada
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"canadian art"
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"van gogh"
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"contemporary art"
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"alex colville"
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"rideau chapel"
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"love art"
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"old masters"
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"giant spider"
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"beautiful building"
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"works of art"
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"special exhibit"
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"great collection"
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"on display"
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Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

From Van Gogh to a modern photographic exhibit to the fabulous camel sculptures it was a truly transporting few hours. No need to get on an airplane to see an excellent exhibit of European art

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

This is a beautiful building and it contains a wonderful selection of work. A definite must do in Ottawa!

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

The exhibit is set up beautifully -- to great effect. The curators have really outdone themselves with the layout. It makes for a wonderful emotional impact.

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

Loved the works of the Renaissance artists and more recent painters, such as the Group of 7. Beautiful, stunning, nicely contextualized by the accompanying written text. What a treat! Spacious galleries, well laid out, in close proximity to washrooms. Benches provide the viewer with an...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2017

it was a breathtaking experience to see vast number of Alex Janvier paintings within stunning architecture of Ottawa Art Gallery

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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

The national gallery was high on my list of things to do while in Ottawa so I was quite disappointed when I was informed the Canadian exhibition was closed for renovations. Still there was plenty to see. The building itself is amazing, glass and metal...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

I came at a bad time, as many of the exhibits were being changed out. Still it was beautiful. I particularly loved the European Art section. I was not a fan of some of the contemporary art, but to each their own - art is,...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2017

Moshe Safdie's building reflects all of the sights around it, blending in with the architecture of Parliament Hill and the nearby Ottawa cathedral perfectly. The gallery holds priceless treasures of Canadian and International art. A visit to the gallery could easily take a whole day...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

This is a beautiful gallery, the architecture and the works of art are to be enjoyed. Make sure to give it a lot of time as there is a lot to see. I would go rain or shine.

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

We really enjoyed the gallery, there are many different levels and many periods and schools of art. If you are not in a hurry it is a real joy to explore. If you are in a hurry it can be hard to see everything due...More

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Cheri K
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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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