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

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Come to the Jackson Café to discover two large murals, featuring the digital artwork of Eric Chan (aka eepmon).

This piece is a digitization of a birch bark biting that has then been reproduced through risograph printing. The biting can be interpreted as chickadees flying around flowers.

Welcome to 83 ‘til infinity, where we see, hear, and move with stories and experiences of hip-hop in the Ottawa–Gatineau region that flow from decades-long conversations about the craft and values of hip-hop's five pillars: breaking, emceeing, DJ-ing, graffiti, and knowledge.

This retrospective exhibition highlights the work of Ottawa-based artist Norman Takeuchi. Together, an array of drawings, paintings, and prints spanning the years 1961 to 2022 demonstrate the continuity of his artistic rigour.

2023 marks the Ottawa Art Gallery’s 35th anniversary as an organization and five years in the new OAG building. In celebration of these milestones, this exhibition features a selection of recent historical acquisitions, drawing on works created before 1988 and acquired in the last five years.

Drawing on pieces from the Ottawa Art Gallery’s holdings of works by Flood—88 of which were acquired in 2016 as part of a large donation from Frances Flood —this exhibition presents a selection of the artist’s works from the early 1930s up to the time of his death in 1946.

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The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation occurs on September 30. On this day we at the OAG honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and the resiliency of Indigenous communities across these lands. We choose to remain open on this day to continue to be a of reflection, learning and beauty, and to be together through and with art. The Ottawa Art Gallery will be open 10 AM to 9 PM, and admission is free.

Le 30 septembre marque la Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation. En ce jour, la GAO rend hommage aux enfants disparus et aux personnes survivantes des pensionnats, à leurs familles et à la résilience des communautés autochtones. La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa a choisi de demeurer ouverte pour cette journée afin de pouvoir continuer à être un lieu de réflexion, d'apprentissage, et de beauté grâce à l’art. La GAO sera ouverte de 10 h à 21 h et l'entrée est gratuite.

New murals at OAG ✅! 🙌😍🔥🎉
Thanks to @jimmy_baptiste, @drippin_soul and @miquemichelle! 😊🩷

Join us for Happy Hour 😁🥂 on September 28th from 5 - 9 PM in!

Enjoy a cash bar, a selection of light snacks artfully prepared by the culinary team at Jackson Café (Le Germain Hotel Ottawa), live music featuring a local band/musician, and art-themed board games as mingle with fellow art lovers in this stunning space.

👉 Featured Musician for September 28:
Albert Kaprielian 🎹

No registration required!
Please note Happy Hour is a 19+ event.

Here’s a quick look 👀 at progress on murals by @miquemichelle, @drippin_soul and @jimmy_baptiste at OAG today! 🤩🙌 You can see live painting until this Saturday.

Special Edition Creative Sundays
September 24 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Level 0 – OAG Studio

Moe will be teaching the basics of beatboxing, starting with the building blocks of hip-hop music, the bass, high-hat and snare, and how to arrange the sounds to make music.

Join us! ...🙂

Dimanches créatifs | édition spéciale
24 septembre | 10 h à 14 h
Niveau 0 – Studio de la GAO
Moe enseigne les principes de bases du beatbox (l’art de créer de la musique avec sa bouche et sa voix).

Soyez-y ! 🙂

Thanks to everyone that joined us for the artist talk with @jimmy_baptiste, @drippin_soul and mentee Alberto Disundidi! 😊 Head over to our Facebook page to see the live stream. 👀

Live mural painting by @miquemichelle, @jimmy_baptiste and @drippin_soul is happening at OAG until Saturday, September 23. Stop by to see these works in progress! 🤩

Today we welcomed new OAG Board Members at an orientation session. Welcome to the team! 😊

Creative September @ the OAG! 🎉 From mural projects and artist talks to exciting festivals, there’s something for everyone from September 19 to September 23. Read More 🙂👉 Link in bio.

Here’s a look 👀 back at the install of @eepmon’s two new murals ✨ in that officially reopened last night! 🎉 Stop by for a coffee ☕️ and croissant 🥐 soon to see these amazing works in person! 🤩

Toddler Mornings is back in the OAG Studio on September 6th, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. No registration required. 🙂

Join us as we take a trip to the moon and create space themed crafts that are out of this world! 💫🌜🪐

📸 @lindsayralph

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