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Ottawa Art Gallery

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Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2, Canada
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+1 613-233-8699

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Alex Janvier Amazing Canadian Artist

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

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Teresa S
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Thank Teresa S
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 to the numerous levels and sections.

Thank travlynme
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to visit if you like art. The location if great at it is close to everything in Ottawa.

Thank FrdyNgtClb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a architectural gem and a great place to visit The special indigenous art exhibition was superb and the galley space was inspiring. The arrival experience was less so with a snippy, quite rude young lady who clearly had a bad day and should not be delivering customer service . Shame that a whole floor out and same price... More 

Thank Stephen U
Whitehorse Yukon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Partly closed while we were there - (getting ready for Canada 150 exhibition) - still lots to see. They don't have a good restaurant though, so go well before or after lunch.

Thank WhitehorseYukonJane
Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were excited to tour the museum but felt a little let down (our expectations could have been too high). The building let's a lot of light and is nice however we just weren't overly impressed with the art exhibits.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful art and architecture, a place to be visited when in town. Very well organized, a good range of art stiles.

Thank Sylvia G
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Love Art Galleries and this one did not disappoint ~ Beautiful Art in a Spectacular Building ~ Lunch selection is very good too

Thank Paul_Westmerland
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The building itself is notable with lots of light and space. Variety of artworks also very enjoyable; really appreciated descriptions of the paintings and sculptures close by. Always good we find to go to these places early before groups arrive. Worth browsing the shop which has good selection of gifts.

Thank hlglobetrotter
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Come relax and let your mind wander as you enjoy a day appreciating some of the most beautiful art in the city!

Thank TravelWithMeTV

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