Enhance Your Experience

Guided Tours for Groups

Guided tours of Van Gogh. Up Close are offered in June, weekdays only between 9 and 10 am. Places limited. Advance registration and ticket required at 613-998-8888.


The exhibition audioguide is available for both adults and children. $6 each. Reserve one with your exhibition ticket.

Exhibition Studio

Daily during exhibition hours discover the key concepts of the exhibition with interpretation and hands-on activities. Explore the formal elements of Van Gogh’s paintings such as colour, brushworks, and composition. Sharpen your sense of observation by reassembling a large scale puzzle; create a digital artwork using the artist’s favourite colour combinations, and associate words and images. Included with exhibition ticket.

Letters To Vincent

Inspired by the works in the exhibition? Sit down at a computer and write a letter to Van Gogh. Visitors’ letters will be projected and matched with one of the artist’s original letters found on vangoghletters.org. Visitors will also have the option to share their letter with their friends on social media or by email. Included with exhibition ticket.

For Children

Weekends and statutory holidays, Daily July-August, from 11 m to 4 pm.
This summer, the Artissimo kiosk for families is all about looking and art-making inspired by Van Gogh. Up close, and the impressionists and post-impressionists from the permanent collection. In the Great Hall. Included with Gallery admission.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Philadelphia Museum of Art