Canada is a place housing more than 2300 museums. The very first museums came up around the 1830s. The Museum movement of the 19th century had boosted the growth of museums here. Many remarkable museums in Canada stand for art. Here are some of the must-visits in Canada that should be on your bucket-list.

1. The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

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This art gallery down the St. Patrick Street and Sussex drive is a large building in glass and steel. The two octagonal towers stand out with the form. The values of this museum are to foster belonging, learn and evolve together, embrace change, and lead boldly. The art gallery has many spaces to exhibit like colonnades, halls, courtyards, garden courts while it also has a cafeteria, chapel, auditorium, etc.

2. Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is situated along Dundas Street in Toronto. This is one of the largest art galleries in Canada with more than 95,000 works. 

3. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

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Along Hornby street in Vancouver stands this art gallery. They engage in many public programs, advancing scholarship and contemporary and historical art. The program also is into the study of impact or images in many fields. The public spaces around this gallery are also used by the community to arrange different activities. 

4. Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta

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This gallery is located at the Sir Winston Churchill square. The interesting design of the building in a free-flowing language itself forms an engaging piece of art.

5. The Rooms, Newfoundland and Labrador

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This is a café-cum-cultural center that exhibits the fine pieces of art and culture from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The building of this art gallery is a blend of the new and old styles. The material pallet is a mix of local materials with a mirror glass making it distinctive. It stands on a historically important site.

6. Glenbow, Calgary

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This is a community space where people interact and share their interests in the contextualized pieces of art collected through travel exhibitions from all over the world. They create an impact on people who visit Glenbow.

7. Art Gallery at Burlington, Ontario

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This art gallery along the shore is a public gallery and a community center. It has been collecting contemporary Canadian ceramics. This art gallery also is inclined to sculptural works showcasing craftsmanship.

8. Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario

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This museum is a 21st-century work designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. The architectural language of the building in itself is a work of art. This museum displays around 1 million pieces of art from pre-historic civilization to the works to date.

9. Gallery Arcturus, Ontario

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This gallery is a non-profit exhibit center located in downtown Toronto. The works exhibited here are original works produced by residential artists and artist Deborah Harris. This museum consists of many gallery spaces, a library, and a studio.

10. Audain Art Gallery, British Columbia

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This gallery was established in 2016, designed by Patkau Architects. It reflects upon a timeline and the diversity of culture in Canada. It has permanent and temporary exhibition spaces amidst thick vegetation. Its forms and materials itself speak of a piece of art.

References:

  1. https://www.gallery.ca/ 
  2. https://ago.ca/ 
  3. https://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/ 
  4. https://www.youraga.ca/
  5. https://www.therooms.ca/ 
  6. https://www.glenbow.org/ 
  7. https://agb.life/entertain 
  8. https://www.rom.on.ca/en 
  9. https://www.arcturus.ca/ 
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An aspiring architecture student with a quest to explore. Mitali has a calling for the intangible dimension of architecture. Having a sensitive eye for human interaction with the built, she picks the very essence to ponder upon. Mitali believes in writing as a medium to perpetual exploration.

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