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Arguably one of the most beautiful structures in the nation's capital, the National Gallery of Canada is a striking mesh of fused glass and granite that is home to an impressive art collection. The entrance of the gallery is dominated by Louis Bourgeois' Maman, a gigantic arachnid sculpture that shelters its 26 marble eggs from prying eyes. Once inside the building, visitors proceed along a long, glass concourse with a vaulted ceiling that leads to the Great Hall. From the hall, visitors can access the gallery's many rooms, each associated with an artistic style or period. Home to nearly 40,000 works of art and an astounding collection of Canadian creations, the National Gallery of Canada is acknowledged as one of the most eminent institutions of fine art in the world. Some of the gallery's most soul-stirring and evocative pieces of art include the religious artwork of New France, the Group of Seven paintings, Inuit sculptures, and Andy Warhol's masterpieces, as well as paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Claude Monet.
Making waves in Ottawa's growing Arts Scene, Studio Sixty Six is a fine art gallery focusing entirely on emerging local and national artists. The displays comprise of artworks in all forms, including painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and even photography, allowing visitors to be exposed to vast-ranging forms of art. Jordan Clayton, Gabriela Avila- Yiptong and Jennifer Bouchard are some of the local artists whose works have been featured so far. The works are thoughtful, inspiring and quite eclectic reflecting the keen eye of the curator. Studio Sixty Six also provides art consultation services, including selection, lighting and installation.
Home to beautiful paintings created by established as well as budding, Canadian artists, the Koyman Galleries is a must-visit for any art aficionado. Covering a wide spectrum of themes, each painting at Koyman Galleries has a unique story to narrate, all you need is a passion for art to study these masterpieces. In addition to beauties on canvas, Koyman Galleries also has stunning photographs on display. If you are a collector of art then this place will coax you to update your collection.