The Ottawa Art Gallery is home to the Art and Artists of the Ottawa-Gatineau region; where you can experience the collections, exhibits and events that link us, and where connection happens between Art and City. Ottawa, YOUR ART IS HERE.

OTTAWA ART GALLERY IS SITUATED ON TRADITIONAL ANISHINĀBE AKI.Odāwā ojichigan-wābandahidiwigamig ate Anishinābe-akìng egā wìkād kā pagidinigādegOttawa Art Gallery is situated on Traditional Anishinābe Akìx

Photo: Simone Dicosta

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We request that groups larger than ten people book their self-guided visit through our tour bookings page.

Admission to the OAG is always FREE.

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In collaboration with the staff, clients, volunteers, service partners and supporters of The Ottawa Mission, Karen Bailey brings into the Ottawa Art Gallery intimate gestures of care that honour community.

Transcending Technology: Between Freedom and Surveillance showcases works by members of the OAG's Youth Council in collaboration with the eQuality Project, a 7-year partnership initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

This exhibit explores abstract, imagined and recollected spaces through the process of gathering and reconstructing. The artists presented here explore the changing interconnectedness between time and place, people and space, and the expression of these concepts through formalist concerns, such as line and shape.

A Family Palette brings together for the first time the work of Frances-Anne Johnston, Franz Johnston and Franklin Arbuckle – three artists from the same family. Acting as a purposeful feminist recovery project, we focus more deeply on Frances-Anne. From this perspective, we consider the distinct practices of all three artists and how they intersect and diverge.

Dark Ice demonstrates the intersections between the unique artistic, studio, and land-based practices of Leslie Reid of Ottawa, ON, and Robert Kautuk of Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River), NU.

Using a multidisciplinary approach for this exhibition, Kwan engages with the City of Ottawa’s Firestone Collection of Canadian Art (FCCA).

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We’re so excited to welcome the community to our ‘Portraits of The Ottawa Mission’ exhibit in collaboration with the artist Karen Bailey, on display at @OttawaArtG until Oct 16. 🎨 Admission is complimentary!

This morning on the #FridayBlend @CKCUFM: Conversations with @OttawaArtG Curator Rebecca Basciano and visual artist Leslie Reid about Dark Ice (exhibit features her work and that of Robert Kautuk), exploring climate change and Inuit knowledge. 1/2

Proud to be part of the team at @TD_Canada that helped make this gift to @OttawaArtG possible. Looking forward to seeing what Creative Space will inspire for people in our community! 💚

Ottawa Art Gallery and @TD_Canada Announce Funding for Creative Space!

OAG, with the generous support of TD, is expanding its art and wellness program to address more needs in the community. Learn more here 👉

Celebrating the exhibition Transcending Technology: Between Freedom and Surveillance with OAG’s Youth Council tonight at OAG! 🎉 👏 On view now on level 0 and 1 until December 19th. Learn more here 👉

La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa et la @Banque_TD annoncent le financement d'Espace créatif !

La GAO, avec le généreux soutien de la TD, élargit son programme d'art et de bien-être pour répondre à davantage de besoins dans la communauté. En savoir plus 👉 ...

Ottawa Art Gallery and @TD_Canada Announce Funding for Creative Space!

OAG, with the generous support of TD, is expanding its art and wellness program to address more needs in the community. Learn more here 👉 ...

Tune in to @CKCUFM’s Friday Special Blend, at 7 AM tomorrow for a chat with @joycuriosity and local artist Leslie Reid, whose impactful work is part of Dark Ice. Also interviewed is exhibition Curator Rebecca Basciano, who details photographer Robert Kautuk's stunning practice.

City celebrates the official completion of the Arts Court Redevelopment project
La Ville célèbre l’achèvement officiel du projet de réaménagement de la Cour des arts

Photo: City of Ottawa

À vos crayons, à la GAO ce jeudi ! ✏️
Jeudis croquis | 29 septembre | de 18 h 30 à 20 h | gratuit | pour tous les âges

Les places sont limités. Les enfants doivent être accompagnés d’une personne adulte. 👉

Sketch with us at the Gallery this Thursday! ✏️
Sketchy Thursdays | September 29 | 6:30 - 8 PM | Free | All Ages
Spots are available on a first come first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 👉

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