Our Stories – Connect with Art in Canada

A visit to the Gallery in 2017 won’t be complete without stopping by Our Stories. Engaging, interactive and fun, it’s a creative hub where visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in the worlds and artworks on view in Our Masterpieces, Our Stories. Create an iPad landscape in the style of an inspiring artist. Step into The Woolsey Family painting by William Berczy. Watch a video about art-making, take a digital quiz, or try a hands-on workshop. Just don’t miss the Our Stories experience!


In November 2017, the Our Stories learning centre won an International Design and Communication Award in the category Best Scenography for a Temporary Exhibition. Learn more



Thursday, June 15, 2017 Monday, September 4, 2017


National Gallery of Canada Special Exhibitions Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Discover your Art Match

Visiting the Gallery this summer, but don’t know where to start? Try Art Match! Answer a few questions about your personality, get matched with a work of art on view in Our Masterpieces, Our Storiesthen see it in person in the exhibition space. The result may surprise you! Art Match is available online and in the Our Stories learning centre.




Step into The Woolsey Family painting by William Berczy

Special Exhibitions Galleries
Join us to learn about the Woolsey family, the painting, and William Berczy, the artist who created it. Then take your selfie in the Woolsey’s living room.

Share your photographs inspired by #OurStories. You can find the National Gallery of Canada on Facebook, and on Twitter and Instagram @NatGalleryCan. 

Our interpreters are on hand 

Monday to Sunday:
From 10 am to 5 pm     

Thursday Evenings:
From 5 to 8 pm