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National Gallery of Canada

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Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada
Phone Number: 16139901985
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Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du...

Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.

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I loved the building. The collection is fantastic and the informative staff made the visit more enjoyable. The Inuit art exhibit was fantastic. The sculptures outside are amazing... read more

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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved the building. The collection is fantastic and the informative staff made the visit more enjoyable. The Inuit art exhibit was fantastic. The sculptures outside are amazing - it is worth walking around the grounds to enjoy them.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The structure itself is a piece of art! The glass atrium glistens in the skyline, beckoning you to visit. And if you needed further invitation, Moman is outside to remind you that art is what you make of it, and it doesn't always have to be serious. That said, inside, there is a beautiful collection of Inuit Art, and upstairs,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The top fine art museum in Canada. Classical to contemporary art. Fascinating architecture. Easily worth a couple of hours.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's been awhile since we visited Ottawa, so we decided to visit the National Gallery in its "new" location, We walked away feeling as cold as the building. It felt like there was more emphasis on concrete than art. . Also...we are not of the Christian faith. There was a substantial amount of religious art. We realize that such was... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you go visit the National Gallery of Canada, you need to see the special exhibition on Elisabeth Louise Vigée LeBrun. We spent almost three hours just visiting the special exhibition which was very interesting. There is so much to see that you have to plan for a whole day at the National Gallery.

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The National Gallery has an extensive collection of Canadian art, but also includes a wide variety of European, American, and modern art.

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here to see the exhibition of paintings by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and that show was exceptional. We also spent some time with a Picasso drawings exhibit and the permanent collection. The building's architecture is most impressive. Don't miss it when you're in Ottawa. We came on two days and we could have come back for a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Summer fall viewing of Napoleon and Klondike gold rush is great. Don't miss checking out your weight in gold .and seeing the pure gold hockey puck . The movie on Napoleon is so educational. The. IMAX. South Afrida. Animal movie is amazing . The food at the cafe was reasonable and tasty. Allow three hours . It is worth... More 

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the special exhibit first to avoid the crowds (tip from the staff). Spectacular artworks, beautifully exhibited. My 11 year old liked the interactive scavenger hunt for things in the artworks. We needed more time to see everything but now we have a reason to go back!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even if you're not a fan of museums, it's worth visiting for the architecture alone (designed by Moshe Saddle) and Louise Bourgeois's larger than life spider standing course the museum. Inside, there are over 65,000 pieces of art, from paintings to sculpture to an entire 19th century chapel relocated piece by piece, a cloistered garden courtyard, and a glass-bottomed pool.... More 

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