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Great addition to Ottawa's art scene

We truly enjoyed our visit to the OAG for the opening of the EUFF2018. From the very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Otto H
Ottawa, Canada
Wonderful addition to the City!

From the moment we arrived, the staff were friendly, pleasant and helpful. The Gallery is free, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

Note: 3.5 stars We visited the Ottawa Art Gallery for the first time in June 2018. The Gallery is in a bright, modern, building. The building itself is slightly confusing: we thought that we were entering by the main doors, but it would seem that...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We truly enjoyed our visit to the OAG for the opening of the EUFF2018. From the very pleasant arrival in a well lit street front, welcoming entrance with gift shop and most helpful staff to direct us to the third floor Alma Duncan Salon. We...More

Thank Otto H
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived, the staff were friendly, pleasant and helpful. The Gallery is free, and takes about 45 minutes to tour the 4 floors, longer if you choose to read the info cards, etc. I highly recommend making the OAG one of your...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went because there was a Karim Rashid exhibition on, and we had a bit of time to kill. Good choice. I'm not too sure about the permanent rotating exhibits - the National Gallery kind of steals all the thunder in the Capital region, but...More

Thank StephenM465
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot has already been said about the museum itself. The Jackson Cafe, however, the gallery's restaurant, requires some attention: we were there on a Tuesday with no other patrons. Not surprising: the waitress warned us the dishes were "small". Since we habitually eat about...More

Thank alena s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the building is impressive, especially at night, what's inside is even more inspiring. Works from various artists are judiciously displayed in huge high-ceiling rooms. Security is not as obsessive as at the National Gallery, so it felt friendlier. Food and beverages available on the...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ottawa is a great place to visit and OAG is on my top ten each time I come back. It always offers exceptional art selection and new lectures, exhibitions and events to attend! Recently I have enjoyed display and lecture by Karim Rashid

Thank Yulia Z
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This is an exceptional value activity. It's free, or make a donation to support the OAG. Fabulous Firestone collection of group of seven paintings and so much more

Thank Flevert
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Congrats to the Art Gallery and Ottawa for having a world class gallery. Beautiful and always inspiring. Love the cafe also.

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

If you are an art lover this is worth a stop. It is smaller - 3 floors with 1-2 rooms each - but well curated with a variety of artistic forms and genres. I really enjoyed myself! It is very close to Byward Market and...More

Thank kris-goes-places
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great venue that showcases artists from around Canada, but very many from here. A great combination of styles, mediums, eras and inspirational works. Was really impressed and it's free. The building is great, the galleries are spacious, the lighting is good, many terrasses to take...More

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October 2, 2017|
Response from 245Elzbieta | Reviewed this property |
My review and pictures are for Ottawa National Gallery which has a wonderful collection of different art. I do not write about Art Gallery.