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National Gallery of Canada
Ranked #9 of 291 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 13, 2013

The museum itself is an architectural work of art, with stone and wood floors and soaring glass atriums. The collection covers the world, with of course, emphasis on Canadian works. A must see is the Inuit exhibit on the lower level which includes a fantastic collection of carvings including a full set of carved caribou antlers. Stunning. The museum is also a bargain at $12/adult.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Didn't have a lot of time but able to take in a special photography exhibit. The bookstore is a must.

Thank Michael Bonnie C
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Loved the atmosphere of this gallery. My favourite part was the little room with Group of 7 paintings. I could have sat in there for hours. Loved the atrium and the open room that people could just sit and sketch in. They also had musicians playing quietly, which was nice.

The cafeteria was actually a nice surprise with a spectacular view.

Thank Wintfp11
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Gallery had two interesting exhibitions based on their own collection. The Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens exhibition, while limited, provided an opportunity to view original preliminary sketches/paintings by the artists and their students and see how they were incorporated in final works. This type of exhibition is currently very popular in European art galleries. The Inuit exhibition of New Work in the Canadian Arctic was excellent, as the museum has a top quality collection.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

I was very impressed by the collection at the National Gallery however if you have limited time and dislike modern art I would start immediately on the second floor. All of Canada should be so proud of our group of seven and ealier Canadian paintings. The third floor of International art has many stunning examples you would expect to view at any top gallery. This is a must see but I will leave the ground floor to your interpretation.

Thank David P
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