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Ottawa Art Gallery

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First Visit to OAG

Very nice new gallery building presenting some of the city's art holdings and exhibitions. Visited... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Vic D
via mobile
Great addition to Ottawa's art scene

We truly enjoyed our visit to the OAG for the opening of the EUFF2018. From the very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
Otto H
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Very nice new gallery building presenting some of the city's art holdings and exhibitions. Visited Karim Rashid's industrial design exhibit and the Firestone collection. Takes about 2 hours avg and it is free with donation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vic D
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We truly enjoyed our visit to the OAG for the opening of the EUFF2018. From the very pleasant arrival in a well lit street front, welcoming entrance with gift shop and most helpful staff to direct us to the third floor Alma Duncan Salon. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Otto H
Reviewed 6 November 2018

From the moment we arrived, the staff were friendly, pleasant and helpful. The Gallery is free, and takes about 45 minutes to tour the 4 floors, longer if you choose to read the info cards, etc. I highly recommend making the OAG one of your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We went because there was a Karim Rashid exhibition on, and we had a bit of time to kill. Good choice. I'm not too sure about the permanent rotating exhibits - the National Gallery kind of steals all the thunder in the Capital region, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenM465
Reviewed 25 October 2018

A lot has already been said about the museum itself. The Jackson Cafe, however, the gallery's restaurant, requires some attention: we were there on a Tuesday with no other patrons. Not surprising: the waitress warned us the dishes were "small". Since we habitually eat about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alena s
Reviewed 24 October 2018

While the building is impressive, especially at night, what's inside is even more inspiring. Works from various artists are judiciously displayed in huge high-ceiling rooms. Security is not as obsessive as at the National Gallery, so it felt friendlier. Food and beverages available on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles G
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Ottawa is a great place to visit and OAG is on my top ten each time I come back. It always offers exceptional art selection and new lectures, exhibitions and events to attend! Recently I have enjoyed display and lecture by Karim Rashid

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This is an exceptional value activity. It's free, or make a donation to support the OAG. Fabulous Firestone collection of group of seven paintings and so much more

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Flevert
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Congrats to the Art Gallery and Ottawa for having a world class gallery. Beautiful and always inspiring. Love the cafe also.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LikeABigPizzaPie
Reviewed 5 August 2018

If you are an art lover this is worth a stop. It is smaller - 3 floors with 1-2 rooms each - but well curated with a variety of artistic forms and genres. I really enjoyed myself! It is very close to Byward Market and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kris-goes-places
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2 October 2017|
Response from 245Elzbieta | Reviewed this property |
My review and pictures are for Ottawa National Gallery which has a wonderful collection of different art. I do not write about Art Gallery.