What’s Shaking in Ottawa’s Museums
New! Mark your calendars for the completely renovated NEW! Canada Science and Technology Museum, opening November 17, 2017 (50 years to the day of its inauguration). The new museum promises an immersive, interactive, and fun experience featuring completely redesigned exhibits, a demo stage, and more artifacts than ever before.
New! The Ottawa Art Gallery is set to open this fall, featuring over 50,000 square feet of exhibition space. Until then, be sure to check out the special OAG Annex inside Ottawa City Hall.
At the National Gallery of Canada, the 4th edition of Canadian Biennial features the way in which artists working in Canada and internationally deal with an increasingly globalized world (October 19, 2017-March 18, 2018). You can also enjoy Joseph Beuys (until November 26, 2017) and Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present (until April 30, 2018).
Check out Moments from 150 Years Ago, the inaugural exhibition in the new Treasures From Library and Archives Canada gallery at the Canadian Museum of History (until January 28, 2018) for a glimpse into the everyday lives of Canadians 150 years ago. At the Canadian Children’s Museum inside, get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of racing at Hot Wheels – Race to Win, until January 7, 2018.
Experience Nunavut through the eyes of the territory’s students in the video exhibition Voices of Nunavut, until October 22, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Discover some of the Indigenous people of the Arctic through the special exhibit, Frost: Life and Culture of the Sámi People (September 23-October 22, 2017).
Starting October 17, 2017 at the Canadian War Museum, Preserved in Stone – Underground Art of the First World War showcases 3D reproductions of marks left in the soft stone by Canadian troops preparing for the Battle of Vimy Ridge (until January 7, 2018). The exhibition Vimy – 100 Years, further commemorates the centenary of this pivotal battle (until November 12, 2017).
Head to the Bytown Museum on October 25, 2017 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. While there, check out A Century of Community featuring eclectic works and images from the museum’s primary collections. Until February 19, 2018.
At the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, wander through Treasures from the Diefenbunker with a series of monthly features highlighting archival documents and artifacts from their collection (until December 2017).