National Gallery of Canada

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Michelle Walz Eriksson
The National Gallery of Canada is located in the capital city Ottawa, Ontario. The Gallery is housed in a glass and granite building on Sussex Drive with a notable view of the Canadian Parliament buildings on Parliament Hill. The acclaimed structure was designed by Moshe Safdie and opened in 1988. It is one of Canada’s premier art galleries. It’s one of the world’s most respected art institutions, renowned for exceptional collections, and unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. The National Gallery of Canada has a large and varied collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs. Although its focus is on Canadian art, it holds works by many noted European artists. It has a strong contemporary art collection with some of Andy Warhol's most famous works. Through its collections, onsite and traveling exhibitions, loans program, educational programs and publications, professional training programs, and outreach initiatives, the Gallery aspires to be a model of excellence in furthering knowledge of the visual arts, both at home and abroad. The Gallery organizes its own exhibits which travel across Canada and beyond, and hosts shows from around the world, often co-sponsored with other national art galleries and museums. Day Trips Tip: Free admission Thursdays after 5 pm (NGC Permanent Collection only)
Location (Approximate): 
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
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