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Joseph Cornell - Working with found objects, pages from old books, and dime-store trinkets, self- taught artist Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) transformed everyday materials.

'Dime-Store Alchemy': Joseph Cornell's Surrealist Boxes

Untitled ( the Hotel Eden) 1945 - Joseph Cornell think of creating your own frames and boxes within the box

Celebrating Legacy: Mary E. Wrinch at the Ottawa Art Gallery

“I’ve always been a person with one idea,” said artist Mary Evelyn Wrinch in a 1940 interview.

I cut through Ottawa city hall on a sadistically cold day, and popped into the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex to see Canadian paintings that had been chosen by local celebrities as personal favourites fr...

I cut through Ottawa city hall on a sadistically cold day, and popped into the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex to see Canadian paintings that had been chosen by local celebrities as personal favourites fr.

There is a line of text in one of the works in Pat Durr’s retrospective at the Ottawa Art Gallery that neatly sums up the artist’s formative ideal: “Nothing is inherently trash.”

Ottawa artist Pat Durr has won the National Visual Arts Advocacy Award, given by CARFAC, the group that represents visual arts nationwide.

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SOLD! At the 2014 Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction – “Summer Storm” Contemporary Canadian Landscape Painting by Alberta Artist Melissa McKinnon

Sky detail from “Summer Storm” Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist Melissa McKinnon features BIG COLOURFUL PAINTINGS of Aspen Birch Trees, Rocky Mountains and stunning views of the Canadian prairies, big skies and ocean beaches.

Jeremy Hof, Multi Colour on Yellow, 2013, acrylic on panel, 40.6 x 33 cm, courtesy of the artist and Jessica Bradley Inc., at the Ottawa Art Gallery.

Jinny Yu's glass and metal mysteriously shines in group show at Ottawa Art Gallery

Egg thief #3 (acrylic, resin, found bowl, quail eggs, sticks and branches, 12" diameter) by Drew Mosley at Ottawa Art Gallery.

Drew Mosley’s Dioramas. These incredible dioramas by Drew Mosley are actually layer after layer of painted resin that create a three dimensional sculpture in the middle of the carved out bowls.

George Pepper, Old Barn, Québec, 1937, oil on canvas, Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, The Ottawa Art Gallery: Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1974.

George Pepper, Old Barn, Québec, 1937, oil on canvas, Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, The Ottawa Art Gallery: Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1974.

Biographies | The Ottawa Art Gallery / La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa  Petra Halkes, painter, curator, art writer. Recent solo exhibitions include espace Odyssée , Gatineau (2015), Cube gallery, Ottawa (2014), and Glenhyrst  Art Gallery, Brant, On.(2013). Her paintings are in public and many private collections. Halkes completed a BFA (1989) M.A. (1995) and Phd., (Cultural Analysis 2001). She recently received an Ontario Arts Council’s mid-career grant.

Biographies | The Ottawa Art Gallery / La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa Petra Halkes, painter, curator, art writer. Recent solo exhibitions include espace Odyssée , Gatineau (2015), Cube gallery, Ottawa (2014), and Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brant, On.(2013). Her paintings are in public and many private collections. Halkes completed a BFA (1989) M.A. (1995) and Phd., (Cultural Analysis 2001). She recently received an Ontario Arts Council’s mid-career grant.

Ottawa Art Gallery expansion, Arts Court redevelopment begins

Ottawa Art Gallery expansion, Arts Court redevelopment begins

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The Picnic, 1915 by Maurice Prendergast. Post-Impressionism. nude painting (nu). National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

The Picnic, 1915 by Maurice Prendergast. Post-Impressionism. nude painting (nu). National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Installation view of Tyler Tekatch's video Terrors of the Breakfast Table, at Ottawa Art Gallery. (Handout photo)

Installation view of Tyler Tekatch's video Terrors of the Breakfast Table, at Ottawa Art Gallery.

Ottawa Art Gallery's Creative Sundays For Kids | momstown Ottawa

Ottawa Art Gallery's Creative Sundays For Kids

Ottawa National Gallery

Ottawa's National Gallery is a great choice for a winter outing - no crowds to speak of. Marvel at the giant spider Maman outside before entering.