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Ottawa Art Gallery

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Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-233-8699

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Great Art Gallery

It is an amazing collection of art with exhibits from Canadian artists but also hosting exhibits of well known international artists. And the best thing on Thursdays is free, so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an amazing collection of art with exhibits from Canadian artists but also hosting exhibits of well known international artists. And the best thing on Thursdays is free, so even people that can't afford to visit it can get a taste of art.

Thank thor2705
Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

An amazing collection of art from early times to modern. Choose one or two eras and spend time to read and enjoy the works.

Thank Cottontreebay
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I love going to openings at the OAG. You get to meet fantastic local artists and see their work. I live in Ottawa, and this is OUR gallery. Sometimes we're so used to hosting national institutions that we forget to appreciate local culture. This is a place to reconnect. Next year, they're opening in a new, larger space. Can hardly... More 

Thank TMegg
B.C. Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

After, reading the reviews on TA, I was excited to see the Canadian works of art in this art gallery. We were impressed by the beautiful brick heritage that housed the gallery. Things went seriously downhill after we entered the building. There was one small room of art available. The majority of them looked like high school art projects. It... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I sincerely enjoyed this little art gallery - a collection from not so know artists (local) which I appreciated more than the the larger art museum. This art gallery is nicely done on a smaller scale that brings more variety for art lovers

Thank NU C
Strathroy, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was my first visit to this small gallery and I will return. An interesting contemporary exhibit plus A. Y. Jackson. Their art rental shop also was an interesting area. Admission by donation (suggested just $5)

Thank packingandunpacking
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you have a bit of time, and like art, this is a good space to go to. Friends from out of town pointed out the gallery space, and now I take new friends there when they visit. A lighter commitment of time than the National Gallery, but, a quality selection of Canadian art all the same.

Thank S W
Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Ottawa Art Gallery exceeded my expectations. I travel for art and food and I had no appetite left for anything more...... my soul was saturated and stretched. The staff were informative,exceptionally helpful and friendly.. Definately a 'bucket list' experience

Thank bonnefoyinc
Arcen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We were impressed by the beauty of the aboriginal art. Its impressive beauty you can admire in this big museum.

Thank Duck1955
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The museum has an excellent collection of the Group of Seven which is a must see. However, the museum does have other international work and other Canadian pieces. The museum is a much see for Ottawans and tourists.

Thank AzzurroSI

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