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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The art of loving and loving as art is a dynamic that is being reaffirmed and investigated in How I Love You. This group show focuses on the concept of love, its teachings, and its acceptance in the Black community. The artworks included beg us to explore the ways in which we express love, towards ourselves as Black individuals and towards other Black folk.

Yinka Shonibare’s Mr. and Mrs. Andrews Without Their Heads reimagines Thomas Gainsborough’s famous 18th-century portrait of Mr. Andrews, Mrs. Andrews, and their land, in a critique of our reliance on ideas of authenticity.

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.

Wany’s multimedia installation brings together immersive video footage of the unpredictable waves of the Atlantic Ocean, with sculptural approximations of the compartments in which human beings were stored below decks on slaving ships.

Jobena Petonoquot brings together community, art history, colonization, religion and resilience, by carrying family histories and holistic and relational knowledge from her Anishinābe and Naskapi relations into her experiences and rigorous artistic practice.

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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Thursday Aug11 6pm
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Six Strings @bawaadan

We Are Not Speaking the Same Language- @ARTFIFA 2022 Jury Award!


Ma's House

...Jem's Dream Home

Piita Aapasskaan

13 Eggs


Aug 11 9:30pm -Hi @OttawaFilmTV! We're presenting these Super 8 film projects TONIGHT as part of our #DrawingCircles (Experimental Shorts) program

Please join us on the outside terrace of @OttawaArtG #OttCity #OttawaEvents #Asinabka2022 #Ottawa #Film

Ottawa’s Lightproof Film Collective and @AsinabkaFest are offering six local Indigenous artists an opportunity to gain training working with Super 8 film #OttFilm #OttArts

🌆9:30pm tonight Ottawa!
Join us outdoors on the @OttawaArtG terrace for #DrawingCircles (Experimental Shorts)

Thursday Aug 11

#YOW #LightproofFilmCollective+#Epupillan #Chile #Haiti #Taíno #NewZealand #Maori #Metis #FNIM🌏🌍short ...films #Asinabka2022

#Asinabka2022 @OttawaArtG

Thursday Aug 11
Only the Ocean Between Us

The Wind Blows The Border (Vento Na Fronteira)

Portraits (Short Docs)

Communicating Worlds (Short Docs ...curated by David Hernandez Palmer)

Drawing Circles

Reminder! 👀 3 Exhibitions Closing this Sunday, August 14th
Don't miss out ! 👉

Rappel ! 👀 Trois de nos expositions se terminent le 14 août
À ne pas manquer ! 👉

📸 Rémi Thériault

Join us for our summer Mix & Mingle on Wednesday, August 17 from 5:30 to 9PM! ☀️

Reconnect with friends or meet new ones, soak up the sun, and enjoy Ottawa’s downtown views 🌇 from the @OttawaArtG rooftop terrace.

🎟️ Get your tix before they're gone: ...

Avez-vous vu la nouvelle exposition de photos sur le pont Plaza?

Cette exposition est le résultat d’un partenariat entre @Patrimoinecdn et @AKFCanada. Elle célèbre les façons dont le Canada s’engage et contribue à l’échelle mondiale.

En savoir plus: ...

Have you noticed the new photo exhibit on Plaza Bridge?

This exhibit, a partnership between @CdnHeritage and @AKFCanada, celebrates the ways Canada engages and contributes globally.

More info:

Hope to see you there! Tickets for @AsinabkaFest available here:

We are happy to see Tending Land exhibiting artist Caroline Monnet's work during @AsinabkaFest .

Join Caroline for the screening of Bootlegger on August 14th at the @OttawaArtG

Stay after the screening for a reception where film enthusiasts and emerging filmmakers can connect over the film, local filmmaking and 2SLGBT+ cinema 🎬

Revisit a beloved LGBT+ cinema classic on the big screen with IFFO’s presentation of BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER 📣🤸🏼‍♀️on August 22nd, 6:30pm at the @OttawaArtG
Plus: Short film Curbside Pickup by @HingmanLeung

🎉 BIG NEWS! Please RT!

Cornerstone's Purple Tie Gala is back -- and in-person! See you Oct 1 on the rooftop at @OttawaArtG. 💜

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Artworks for our upcoming exhibition A Family Palette, are arriving at OAG and being photographed by Justin Wonnacott! 🙂 Learn more about the exhibition here 👉

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