About the Gallery
Each year, the Confederation Center Museum of Art presents an average of 20 exhibitions of work by Canadian visual artists. The Museum has four main exhibition halls on two levels, plus smaller exhibition spaces at the entrance and in the promenade of the Center. In addition, a collection of public sculptures can be found on the esplanades of the Center. Almost all exhibits are documented and available in our online archives.
Here you will see a mix of traditional art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture, as well as digital works, installations using various technologies and contemporary interdisciplinary works.
The Art Gallery has a national mandate to develop appreciation and understanding of Canadian visual arts. The collection and programming reflect the Canadian identity and the origin and development of the country. Since its opening in 1964, its permanent collection of Canadian art has grown with more than 17,000 objects, works of art, artefacts and documents. The Robert Harris Archives (1849-1919) are an important part of the Museum’s collection and include Harris sketches for the iconic painting in Canadian history, The Fathers of Confederation .
Join us for an interesting and ongoing conversation about Canadian art and the ideas artists pursue. The Museum is a public space for your engagement with art and ideas – entry is in exchange for donations – and we hope you will visit it often.