Ottawa Art Gallery’s mandate is to be the most vital visual arts institution in Ottawa. As a leader in the community, it presents new ideas and provides a cultural meeting place that actively promotes relationships and exchanges between artists and the various, diverse facets of our community. The OAG explores and reflects on diversity and social change through a spectrum of visual arts practice, focused on but not exclusive to the region in a national and international context.
OAG Core Activities:
Collections: Research, collecting and preserving primarily regional art in perpetuity for the Citizen of Ottawa and the enjoyment of all
Exhibitions: Interpreting and presenting art and other visual arts practices with a focus on Ottawa but within a national and international context
Public Programs: Creating partnership and public programs that engages a wide spectrum of the community with art and culture
Arts Leadership: Creating a space for communing with art and celebrating culture in our city