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National Gallery of Canada closes to the public and will reopen when safety measures by the Ontario Government are lifted
December 21, 2020
To protect the health and safety of visitors, staff and the volunteers, the National Gallery of Canada will be closed to the public effective immediately and will reopen when safety measures by the Ontario government are lifted. The National Gallery will continue to be open virtually and holiday shopping through the online boutique remains available for art enthusiasts.
Please find below the statement from National Gallery of Canada Director & CEO, Dr. Sasha Suda, Ph.D., Art History:
“To protect the health and safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, the National Gallery of Canada will be closed to the public effective immediately and will re-open as early as January 24, 2021, following health and safety regulations from the Government of Ontario.”
While the physical space of the National Gallery is closed, the National Gallery will remain open online and outside through special programming to reach people through this difficult period.
“We’re pleased to be open online and to invite people to immerse themselves in art through a rich array of the Gallery’s online collections. The majestic glass roof of the National Gallery’s Scotiabank Great Hall will continue to be lit up with special aurora borealis lighting through January 2021.”
Art enthusiasts can visit the National Gallery of Canada remotely via the Virtual NGC. Elderly people can benefit from free and personalized support to help them navigate the National Gallery’s website, the Virtual NGC, and other online platforms as part of our Accessible Programs.
For more information about the National Gallery of Canada, and to learn more about our online programs, visit gallery.ca.