The Ottawa Art Gallery hosts a wide variety of talks, workshops and events throughout the year. Check back often for updated information on exhibition-related programming and family-friendly activities.

For more information: 613-233-8699 x227, or

Events and Talks

OAG Yoga

Tuesdays June 28, July 26, August 30, 12:15 – 1 PM | Free

Join us this summer for lunchtime yoga with Anne Wanda Tessier, at OAG. Take time for your practice and appreciate artwork from a different angle. 

Tuesdays: July 26 and August 30, from 12:15 - 1 PM

Registration is required. Contact Marie-Renée:, or 613-233-8699 +228.

Tour: The Great Canadian Equalizer

Tuesday, July 26, 12:30pm | Free

Location: Jean Talon Building, Statistics Canada, 170 Tunney's Pasture Driveway, Ottawa

Join artist Jerry Grey at Tunney’s Pasture for a tour of her public artwork The Great Canadian Equalizer. The mural was commissioned by the Department of Public Works and was completed between 1975 and 1979.

Curator's Tour

Wednesday, July 27, 6 pm | Free

Join curator Michelle Gewurtz for a closer look at the exhibition Robbin Deyo: Still Moving. Deyo's complex and labour-intensive works draw from the Super Spirograph®, a children’s toy that was developed in the 1960s.

Refreshments will be served.

Beats and Boards: On The Grid

Tuesday, August 9, 6pm to 10pm | Free

An evening of grid-based board games and music hosted by local game collector Robert Parungo, with music by Pawel Skorupski (DJ Hobo). Join in with your friends or come solo and be matched with new ones.

Refreshments will be served.

Jerry Grey on the Grid: 1968–1978

In Conversation

Thursday, September 15, 6:30 pm | Free

Join artists Gail Bourgeois and Emily Rose Michaud for a closer look at the exhibition Correspondence from roots to rhizomes to mycelial networks.

Refreshments will be served.



Creative things for young and old to do together.

Toddler Mornings at OAG

The first Wednesday of the month from October to May, from 10:00 - 11:30am

Free and drop-in tours for parents or caregivers with their babies or toddlers in tow. Adults are given the opportunity to look at and discuss art with gallery staff while little ones make art inspired by the exhibitions. Strollers are always welcome in the galleries.

Check out the photos from Toddler Mornings. 

For more information, please contact or 613-233-8699 ext. 250.

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No need to register.

  • Next session is on May 4, 2016

Creative Sundays

Every Sunday from October to May, from 1:00 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. 


Guided Tours

Ottawa Art Gallery offers exhibiton tours free of charge to groups of up to 20 people. Whatever your group's interests,we are happy to tailor the experience to suit your needs.

For more information or to book a tour:  613.233.8699 x228, or