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Welcome to the Ottawa Art Gallery.  As a public art gallery, the OAG is a space for reflection and respectful dialogue. We believe that art plays an important role in addressing and helping us to better understand the complex, global challenges of our time. To that end, we prioritize care in all we do and we condemn all forms of hate.

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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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.

Admission to the OAG is always FREE.

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The Ottawa Art Gallery is LEED® Certified®, LEED® Silver®. The LEED® certification trademark is licensed in Canada to the Canada Green Building Council® and is used with permission.

Examining our relationship to the spaces we move through in our day to day lives, the artworks presented in this exhibit show different perspectives on how we impact a space through our presence or our absence, and how those spaces shape us in turn.

The Firestone Collection of Canadian Art is a significant art collection that spans the modern period and includes work from a wide range of Canadian art styles, geographical regions, and periods. The two largest themes represented in the collection are landscape and abstraction.

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.

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.

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The registration deadline for March Break Art Camp is Monday, February 26th! 👀 Don’t miss out! Register today 🙂👉 Link in bio

Campers will have the chance to meet and work with local Indigenous artist, Mairi Brascoupé for a Birch Bark Biting Workshop! Mairi Brascoupé’s ...artwork, Chickadees and Flowers (2019), is currently on view at the OAG.

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Enjoy a Relaxing Family Day at Home! 😊🏡 From puzzles 🧩 to paint-by-number kits, 🎨 the @oagshop_annexe has you covered with all your essential stay-at-home activities and crafts.

Browse activities and crafts 🙂👉 link in bio

Pour célébrez le Jour de la Famille ...à la maison … Casse-têtes 🧩 et trousses de peinture par numéros 🎨 … la boutique OAG Shop offre une excellente sélection d’activités et de bricolages pour occuper tous les membres de votre famille !

Découvrez les activités et les trousses 🙂👉 suivez le lien dans notre bio

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If you missed our Firestone Chat 👀 Looking Beneath the Layers: In Conversation with Alexandra Badzak, Rebecca Basciano and Germain Wiseman this past Sunday, you can watch a recording on our YouTube page 🙂👉 link in bio.

Family Day DIY Craft! 🎨
Fluffy Winter Landscapes ☃️❄️

Get creative at home this Family Day with a special wintery craft inspired by paintings from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. Using household items, you can create a textured winter landscape with fluffy white ...snow! ❄️

Download the instructions 😊👉 link in bio.

Brico pour le jour de la Famille 🎨
Paysage d‘hiver douillet ☃️❄️

Profitez du jour de la Famille pour explorer votre côté créatif en vous inspirant d’oeuvres de la Collection Firestone d’art canadien. Réalisez un paysage d’hiver enneigé tout douillet avec des choses que vous avez à la maison ! ❄️

Téléchargez les instructions 😊👉 suivez le lien dans notre bio.

🎨 George Pepper, Old Barn, Quebec St. Urban, Baie St. Paul, [Vieille grange, Québec, Saint-Urbain, Baie-Saint-Paul], 1937, oil on canvas / huile sur toile, 64.1 x 54 cm / 64,1 x 54 cm. Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery. Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation. / Collection Firestone d’art canadien. Galerie d’art d’Ottawa. Don de la Fondation du patrimoine ontarien à la ville d’Ottawa.

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XO OAG MEMBERSHIP means you have:

💕 Access to exclusive events, offers and discounts

💕 Pride in supporting the cultural contributions of regional artists and unique public programming

💕 Accessible, diverse, free and open that belongs to everyone

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Être membre XO GAO c’est :

💕 Profiter d’événements exclusifs, d’offres et de rabais

💕 Appuyer avec fierté une programmation publique hors pair et encourager la contribution culturelle d’artistes de la région

💕 Bénéficier d’un espace accessible, diversifié, gratuit et ouvert à tout le monde

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Reminder! Register today to join us this Friday, February 16th for PA Day Camp at the OAG! 🎨👉 Link in bio

Kids ages 6 to 12 will explore the Gallery and directly engage with current exhibitions at this fun, friendly and bilingual day camp.
$65, 9 AM – 4 PM

Rappel ! ...Aujourd’hui est la dernière journée pour les inscriptions pour la journée pédagogique du 16 février ! 🎨👉 Suivez le lien dans notre bio.

Ces journées, pour les 6 à 12 ans, feront découvrir la Galerie et ses expositions de manière amusante et avec entrain.
65 $, de 9 h à 16 h

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Last Chance to See 83 ‘til infinity: 40 Years of Hip-Hop in the Ottawa–Gatineau Region. 👀 The exhibition wraps up on Sunday, February 18. Don’t miss it on level 4!

À voir avant qu’il ne soit trop tard ! Demain c’est loin. 40 ans de hip-hop dans la région ...d’Ottawa-Gatineau. 👀 L’exposition, présentée au niveau 4, se termine le dimanche 18 février !

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📢 Please note that will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13th for renovations. Regular opening hours will resume on Wednesday, February 14th. We apologize for any inconveniences.

📢 Le sera fermé demain, le mardi 13 février, pour des ...rénovations. Retour à la normale mercredi – mille excuses pour ces inconvénients.

It was an amazing day at OAG! 💖😊 Thanks to everyone who joined us for Art & Tea ☕️ Meghan Ho’s Spot Talk 🖼️ Brunch 🥞 and #Winterlude Creative Sundays 🎨!

Visions and Views: Landscape and Abstraction in the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art is on view now on level 2 at OAG! 😍 Stop by soon, admission is always FREE.

Happy Lunar New Year! 🌙 🐉
In honour of the 2024 Year of the Dragon, drop into the OAG’s Studio tomorrow between 10 AM and 2 PM to create a craft inspired by the digital artwork of Ottawa-based artist @eepmon in this very special edition of #Winterlude Creative Sundays! ...@canadacapitalregion

Bonne année lunaire ! 🌙 🐉
En l’honneur de l’année du Dragon 2024, passez par le Studio de la GAO demain entre 10 h et 14 h, lors de cette édition spéciale des Dimanche créatifs #BaldeNeige ! Venez créer en vous inspirant du travail de l’artiste d’Ottawa @eepmon. @regioncapitalecanada

Find the Perfect Gift, for that Perfect Someone, at the @oagshop_annexe! 😍💕 Browse our Valentine’s Day Collection. 💖😊👉 Link in bio

La boutique OAG Shop, là où trouver le cadeau parfait pour une personne qui vous est chère ! 😍💕
Découvrez notre collection de Saint-Valentin. 💖😊👉 Link in bio

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OAG is Open from 10 AM to 6 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday | from 10 AM to 9 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Admission is always FREE. | Register for March Break and PA Day Art Camps!