Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Experience Fall
at the Gallery

We have a wide range of activities for you to enjoy all season long. Take in new exhibitions, enjoy artist talks, make some art, take a tour, and so much more. 

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Events and Activities

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From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights, enjoy seasonal refreshments and snacks in the Scotiabank Great Hall to the sound of music by a local DJ.
Sep 28, 2023
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT
Scotiabank Great Hall
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30 minutes, one theme, three artworks: discover new-to-you spaces and artists with 3 to See, a selection of three artworks connected by one theme.
Sep 28, 2023
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT
Scotiabank Great Hall
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Explore the National Gallery of Canada and its extensive art collections with a Gallery guide.
Sep 30, 2023
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Scotiabank Great Hall
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Explore The

Explore Deanna Bowen's installation The Black Canadians (After Cooke) on our interactive web app.

Visit The App

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Calling All Teachers

Registration for School Programs is Open!*

From onsite tours to virtual school programs, the Gallery offers many ways to discover and explore art, while supporting a wide range of learning objectives.

*Programs begin on October 3

Book a School Program


Lacey Prize

Call for Nominations

The Lacey Prize recognizes the activities and impact of small organizations and artist-run spaces in Canada.

Submit your nomination today! *

*Until October 15th, 2023


National Collection

Canadian and Indigenous Art.

Indigenous and Canadian Art

In these Galleries the parallel and, at times, interrelated stories of Indigenous and Canadian art in Canada are brought together in one unforgettable display.

Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999, cast 2003. Bronze, stainless steel, and marble.

Inspired Words

Listen to leading authors speak about key artworks in the national collection.

Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet.

Forty-Part Motet

This sound sculpture by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff is a reworking of Spem in Alium, a piece by 16th-century English composer Thomas Tallis.


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