National Gallery of Canada Indigenous and Canadian Galleries

Experience art in Canada like never before.

Opened to critical acclaim in June of 2017, the Indigenous and Canadian Galleries present a new way to view the cultural riches of this land.

In these transformed Galleries, the parallel and, at times, interrelated stories of Canadian and Indigenous art in Canada are brought together in one unforgettable display of masterpieces. Almost 800 paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, silver, and decorative art objects from across Canada are on view, dating from 5,000 years ago to 1967.

Visitors can rediscover iconic artworks from the national collection – many of which have been recently restored – or find a new favourite among the objects featured here for the first time. There are 225 additional works to see in the reconfigured Galleries, including recent acquisitions by artists such as A.Y. Jackson, Lawren S. Harris, George T. Berthon, Ruben Komangapik, Tim Pitsiulak, and Emily Carr, among others. Also on view is an impressive selection of objects on temporary loan: among them, close to 100 stunning works by Indigenous artists.

With more open spaces, bold wall colours and airy display cases, the transformed Indigenous and Canadian​ Galleries are inviting and inspiring. Plan your visit today.

National Gallery of Canada Indigenous and Canadian Galleries