About the Ottawa Art Gallery

For a quarter-century, the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is where generations of Ottawans, and visitors to our city, have come to gain a unique perspective on our place in the world.

OAG is an independent non-profit public art gallery committed to the acquisition, presentation, interpretation and dissemination of contemporary art for the benefit of the local arts community. Its programs explore a variety of issues and include exhibitions, talks, lectures, tours and publications.

The Ottawa Art Gallery has a growing permanent collection of historical and contemporary works associated with the region. It also houses the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, which consists of more than 1,600 works of art assembled by Ottawa collectors O.J. and Isobel Firestone, who acquired the works from the early 1950s to the 1970s.

Vision & Mission

OAG strives to be the most vital modern and con­temporary visual arts institution in our community. As a cultural meeting place, the Ottawa Art Gallery fosters exchange between artists and the diverse members of our broader commu­nity.


Gallery Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday: 10 AM to 7 PM

Thursday, Friday: 10 AM to 9 PM

Saturday, Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM


Admission to the Gallery is Pay-What-You-Can. A five (5) dollar donation is suggested.

Gallery Rental
Gallery facility rental is available at affordable rates. Any of the Contemporary Galleries or the Firestone Gallery can be tailored to hold intimate client and staff events, sophisticated cocktail parties, or a gathering in general. Special discounts are available for OAG members belonging to the the Not-for Profit, Individual Gold, Corporate and Director's Circle categories. To learn more, please contact Zoe MacNeil.