Ottawa Art Gallery Project Impresses
On April 28, 2018, the Ottawa Art Gallery unveils its brand-new bright and airy space as part of an innovative partnership with Le Germain Hotels, the University of Ottawa Theatre program, and ArtHaus condominiums (the first project of its kind in Canada). Admission to the gallery and to the special exhibits is entirely free.
The OAG’s galleries, new Jackson Café, and other public space cover 55,000 square feet over five floors adjacent to the municipal building known as Arts Court. Their centrepiece is an impressive collection of works by the Group of Seven and many other important Canadian artists, known as the Firestone Collection.
The inaugural exhibition, Anishnābemowin – We’ll all become stories (until September 16, 2018) explores 6,500 years of history and art in Canada’s capital region through more than 190 historical and contemporary works of art from different mediums including paintings, drawings, prints, films, performances.
Meanwhile, the upscale Le Germain Ottawa boutique hotel opens May 17, 2018. Drawing inspiration from its gallery neighbours, the hotel promises each room to be a unique work of art with chic design elements complemented with artwork by Canadian photographer Julie Couture.