Last week when I was in Ottawa, I decided to get out of the heat and cool off in the National Gallery of Canada. With stunning views of Parliament Hill, this spacious gallery is the perfect spot to wander through years and years of exceptional Canadian art. Boasting a large rotating permanent collection of Canadian and Indigenous Art, the National Gallery of Canada celebrates Canada’s rich cultural history. The Canadian collection includes famous work from Emily Carr, The Group of Seven, Christopher Pratt and many more in the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art. The Indigenous Art collection celebrates the work of historic and contemporary Aboriginal artists from Canada and around the world. The National Gallery of Canada also has a European and American Art and Contemporary Art collection that is part of their permanent display which celebrates artists from around the globe and transporting you through the decades within the gallery walls.
Want to learn more about the art on display? The National Gallery of Canada offers a variety of guided tours for children, structured thematically as well as a visual description tour for the visually impaired. Visit their events section online to better help you plan your visit.
Travelling with children? Have them explore the gallery with the Artissimo kiosk that provided children with an interactive way to wander through the exhibitions and learn about the paintings with a variety of activities.
What’s On? In addition to their various permanent collections, this spring stop by and be amazed at the special exhibitions that the National Gallery of Canada has brought in. For more information visit: https://www.gallery.ca/