Programs

Creative Sundays

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Free

Every Sunday from October to May, the Ottawa Art Gallery invites you to discover the exhibitions, spend time with family and friends, and create your own masterpiece to take home. No need to register, just drop- in whenever it's convenient. 

For more information or to join the Creative Sundays mailing list,  please contact snadeau@ottawaartgallery.ca or 613-233-8699 ext. 227

Creative Sundays is held throughout the school year from October to May. For summer programming, check out the OAG Art Tent and Summer Art Camps.

Exhibitions

Open Spaces

Malinda Caron, Anna Coulombe, Jenny Francis, Carol Gregory, Christine Hammond, Jessie McComb, Debbie Ratcliffe, Alexa Vanveen, Mandy Wellman

Open Spaces features nine painters from H’Art of Ottawa—a studio that supports the creative practice of artists with developmental disabilities—responding to their choice of artworks from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art.

Close Listening: Eli Bornowsky, Jeremy Hof, Monique Mouton, Jinny Yu

Close Listening brings together the works of four painters who are reconsidering the possibilities of abstraction with inventive approaches to their material. Collectively, they explore the medium of paint through non-traditional techniques, including assemblage, sculpture, video and installation, while challenging the definition of the act of painting. 

In Good Company: Selections from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

March 6, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015
Maxwell Bates, Ghitta Caiserman, A.J. Casson, Edwin Holgate, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Henri Masson, Marian Scott, Jack Shadbolt, Philip Surrey

The Firestone Collection of Canadian Art is a significant art collection that spans the modern period (1890–1985). Originally established by Ottawa-based collectors O.J. and Isobel Firestone in the early 1950s, the collection contains over 1,600 works by influential Canadian artists, including Maxwell Bates, Edwin Holgate, Arthur Lismer, Henri Masson, Marian Scott and Philip Surrey.

In Focus: A Collector's History

Selections from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art
Artists: Molly Lamb Bobak, Frank Carmichael, Emily Carr, A.J. Casson, Allan Collier, Maurice Cullen, L.L. FitzGerald, Bruce Garner, Lawren S. Harris, Robert Harris, Arthur Lismer, Henri Masson, Doris McCarthy, Norval Morrisseau, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Marian Scott, Gordon Smith, Harold Town

The Firestone Collection of Canadian Art was built upon O.J. and Isobel Firestone’s mission to educate the public about the merit of Canadian art. In Focus: A Collector's History explores the Firestones’ drive to form an inclusive collection representing a diverse range of Canadian art styles, geographic regions, time periods and artists.