Ottawa Art Gallery


The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) was founded in the late 1980s in response to years of lobbying and organizing on the part of Ottawa artists who felt they needed a municipal gallery to better represent the local artistic energy. It was finally achieved in September 1988, with its opening as the Gallery at Arts Court. In 1992, the City of Ottawa acquired the Firestone Art Collection (now called the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art), an important local private collection of national twentieth-century artworks. Custodianship of the Collection was transferred to the recently renamed Ottawa Art Gallery, which received designation ...

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