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About Us

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When you walk through the doors of the OAG or view our programming online, I hope you feel a sense of connection not just with the art, but also the vibrant city in which it resides.”

– Alexandra Badzak, Director and CEO

History and vision

The OAG is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. Since its founding in 1988 has built a significant permanent collection that now numbers more than 1,020 works including paintings, sculpture, graphic arts, photographs and new media.

Strategic Plan

Ottawa Art Gallery’s Strategic Plan is rooted in its commitment to a continued conversation in the face of an ever-changing landscape.


Find details about OAG staff

Board of Directors

Find details and bios about the OAG’s Board of Directors.

Careers and Opportunities


Are you looking for fun and meaningful ways to give back to your community? Volunteering at the Ottawa Art Gallery is a great way to meet new people, connect with the local arts scene and contribute to a vibrant city.

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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 Summer Art Camps!