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Thanks to the generous support of the Distinguished Patrons of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, admission to the Gallery will be free for 25,000 visitors. Learn more 

Events and Activities

Activity kit
Explore the Gallery with our self-guided activity kit, or take a private fun-packed 30-minute tour.
Aug 13, 2020 10:30 am to Aug 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Fred & Elizabeth Fountain Garden Court
Join Fabrication Supervisor Guy Gratton as he walks through Joar Nango’s Sámi Architectural Library – the impressive sculpture in the Gallery’s main entrance.
Aug 15, 2020 11:00 am

NGC Magazine

Discover the stories behind the art. Spend some time learning about the artists and artworks that make up the national collection.



Photo Blog

Explore the art of photography from the medium’s earliest days to cutting-edge contemporary techniques, through fascinating stories inspired by works in the national photography collection.

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Yamamoto Masao, # 280 (from the series A Box of Ku), 1987–2018 (printed in 1994), gelatin silver print with hand-applied ink, 11.1 x 17.3 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © Yamamoto Masao, courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery. Photo: NGC


Virtual NGC

Explore the National Gallery of Canada from home.