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Find out what you can see and do at the Gallery in Ottawa, and where the collection is on view worldwide.
Explore one of the most extraordinary collections of art from across Canada and around the world.
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Dating back as far as 1919, the National Gallery of Canada has been sharing the national collection with institutions across the country.
David Altmejd, The Vessel (2011), plexiglas, chain, plaster, wood, thread, wire, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, epoxy clay, acrylic gel, granular medium, quartz, pyrite, assorted minerals, adhesive, wire, pins, and needles, 260.4 × 619.8 × 219.7 cm. NGC. Installation view, Art Gallery of Alberta. © David Altmejd, Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. Photo: M.N. Hutchison, Calgary
A keystone of its mandate, the Gallery endeavors to further the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts through touring exhibitions, loans, and national and international partnerships.
As of 2010, the Gallery has partnered with institutions in regional urban centers through its [email protected] program, an award-winning initiative enabling a collaborative and deeper access to the national collection to inspire more Canadians through art. The two current [email protected] partners are the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton and the Winnipeg Art Gallery
We invite you to explore the Gallery’s remarkable collection beyond the national capital region – across Canada or wherever your travels may take you.