The National Gallery of Canada showcases various pieces of art from all across the country to tell the story of Canada. The gallery offers a variety of art from different periods including an European art section, a contemporary section, and a Canadian and Indigenous gallery. There is plenty of artwork to draw inspiration from and Maman, the giant spider sculpture, who greets visitors at the front of the museum is a good place to start.
Every Sunday, the National Gallery offers a theme specific program centered around one of the collections in the gallery. Family Sundays allows for parents and their children to make art, play games, and experience the gallery through an interactive and fun program. Some of the past themes have included superheroes, art and music, and sensory based play.
Canadian Photography Institute
This section of the museum allows for visitors with an interest in photography to see historical archives, learn about the evolution of photography, and inspire photographers to try something new. The Canadian Photography Institute is a must for those with a passion for photography.
Another weekend program, Artissimo gives kids the chance make art and explore art history with interactive games and projects. This program works to enhance childrens’ knowledge of art while also exploring their creative side.