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OAG Public Health Update Temporary closure of The Ottawa Art Gallery

March 13, 2020

Dear Ottawa Art Gallery friends and visitors;

As Ottawa’s Home for the Arts, we promise to continue to provide a safe and inspiring space for everyone, including visitors, employees, partners and volunteers. In response to COVID-19, we are taking additional steps to enhance your safety and well-being, as such, we have decided that the best thing to do for the health and safety of our visitors, and staff is to move forward with the temporary closure of the Ottawa Art Gallery until further notice. 

This temporary closure will include Jackson Café and Restaurant; the OAG Shop; and Galerie Annexe. All Events and rentals will also be cancelled and/or rescheduled to a later date.

March Break camps will also be cancelled due to the building closure – refunds will be processed by March 20, 2020.

We will continue to assess the public health risk as new information becomes available via the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health. We will let you know of any and all changes regarding the Gallery via our website, and our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages, in addition to Connexions, our weekly newsletter.

Reducing the spread – what you can do

There are everyday actions that everyone can do to help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses. Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • stay home if you are sick

As we manage the precautions and updates regarding COVID-19, we remain committed to the safety of our guests, visitors and supporters, and look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon.


Alexandra Badzak, Director and CEO
Ottawa Art Gallery


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