Virtual NGC

Where art connects us all

Welcome to Virtual NGC, where we can all connect with the restorative and enriching power of art. From staff picks and virtual gallery features to thought-provoking articles and downloadable resources, we invite you to tour and explore.  


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Collection Highlights

Get to know some of the significant works in Canada’s national art collection featured in this video series, as colleagues and artists share their knowledge with us. 

Spotlight Tour: Spiders!

Meet Maman. Join Interpreter Larysa Voss and Indigenous Outreach Educator Jaime Morse to hear about the Gallery’s towering spider sculpture and the connections she has to Indigenous artworks and stories. Then, come and visit her on the plaza yourself!



On view along the NGC’s exterior South façade, Geneviève Cadieux’s Barcelone invites passersby to reflect on how personal interactions can affect us, especially during a global pandemic.


Annie Pootoogook – Cape Dorset Freezer

Watch Associate Curator of Canadian Art Christine Lalonde as she talks about Annie Pootoogook’s Cape Dorset Freezer.


Janet Cardiff – 40 Part Motet

Listen to Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Josée Drouin-Brisebois as she talks about Janet Cardiff's brilliant sound sculpture Forty-Part Motet.




Focus Series

The Focus Series is an ongoing partnership between Library and Archives Canada and the National Gallery of Canada, building on the rich collections of both institutions.

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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.



Missed the exhibition? Check out the Rembrandt in Amsterdam Digitorial ®

How did a miller’s son from the port city of Leiden go on to become a world-renowned painter, draughtsman and printmaker? Learn everything there is to know about the exhibition and Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn in this new Digitorial® – an informative online experience developed by the Städel Museum in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada.