The National Gallery of Canada is located in Ottawa, Ontario, on the unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation. Situated in the heart of Canada’s capital region, the Gallery is home to nearly 100,000 works of art. Throughout the year, the Gallery offers dynamic exhibitions and programming, designed to open minds and explore new ways of seeing ourselves and others, while also celebrating our diverse histories.
Founded in 1880, the Gallery is housed in a soaring light-filled structure designed by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, on grounds showcasing monumental sculptures and public gardens. Featuring works from antiquity to the present day, the institution has one of the finest collections of Indigenous and Canadian art in the world, as well as masterworks from numerous other artistic traditions, including European, American and Asian art, contemporary art, prints and drawings, and photography. It is also home to an extensive research library, and archival material that includes numerous fonds and collections of art-related ephemera.