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Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

National Gallery of Canada

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:

National Gallery of Canada

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

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

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Photo Credit: By Tullia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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