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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
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+1 613-233-8699

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Come relax and let your mind wander as you enjoy a day appreciating some of the most beautiful art in the city!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come relax and let your mind wander as you enjoy a day appreciating some of the most beautiful art in the city!

Thank TravelWithMeTV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a local, I have visited the Ottawa Art Gallery many times over the years and we frequently bring out of town guests for a visit. Why? Well, it has such a broad collection that anyone can find something to be captivated by. It also boasts such beautiful architecture that it's a joy to simply walk around the building. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent visit to come and view art work. The art work in from different times and different artists.

Thank ToTheSea2000
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

if you love art and paintings, even you if traveled earth up and down and visited so many museums, this place wont be extra for you. cant say it's full of people (maybe because i've been during hot summer time and people preferred open air activities)

Thank Alina L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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

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