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National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

The National Gallery of Canada is one of Canada’s premier art galleries with a large varied collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs. Although its focus is on Canadian art, it holds works by many noted American and European artists.

In 2005, a sculpture of a giant spider, Louise Bourgeois’s Maman, was installed in the plaza in front of the Gallery.

The Masterpieces of the National Gallery of Canada include:

Further information about the National Gallery of Canada is available via the following links:


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                  National Gallery of Canada
  • City:                      Ottawa
  • Established:        1880
  • Type:                    Art Gallery
  • Location:            380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


“Walk a mile in my moccasins to learn where they pinch.”
Canadian Proverb



Photo Credit: By Tullia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons