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

Jessica Bell Artist's talk

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

This event will take place at OAG’s Annex gallery at City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1)

Join artist Jessica Bell for a look at her new work, past trajectories and life after MFA. Refreshments will be served.

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.

The Grid, In Theory

Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm | Free

A collective reading and discussion of American art critic and theorist Rosalind Krauss' essay "Grids," first published in the 1979 summer edition of the quarterly art theory journal October. No previous knowledge of the text is required.

Refreshments will be served.

Jerry Grey on the Grid: 1968–1978



Creative things for young and old to do together.

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. 

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


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