The National Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is one of the most striking landmarks in Ottawa. Designed by famed architect Moshe Safdie and opened in 1988, this stunning building of granite and glass houses Canada's exceptional art collection. Over 1,200 works from the permanent collection are on display, including Canadian, Indigenous, International, and Contemporary collections. Outside the Gallery the famous works of art, Maman, a 9.25 meter (30 feet) tall bronze sculpture of a spider carrying a sack of 26 pure white marble eggs under her belly, sculpted by Louise Bourgeois.
Special exhibitions, organized by the Gallery in conjunction with museums from around the world, highlight the work of renowned Canadian and international artists. From centuries-old paintings to avant-garde sculptures, the Gallery offers a fascinating journey of exploration through the collective imagination of Canadian artists. The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography is also hosted on the premises of the National Gallery of Canada.