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What’s shaking in Ottawa’s museums

Don’t miss the best museum offerings.

Posted on Tue, Jan 9th, 2018 11:31 am by news services

New! The Ottawa Art Gallery is set to open in early 2018, with 50,000+ square feet of exhibition space.

New! The renovated Canada Science and Technology Museum opened its doors on November 17, 2017 (50 years after its inauguration). The new museum presents an immersive, interactive, and fun experience featuring completely redesigned exhibits, a demo stage, and more artifacts than ever before. While there, check out Quantum – the Exhibition to find out how quantum mechanics impact the evolution of technology (until April 1, 2018).

Looking for a warm-up experience? Take a stroll among hundreds of live butterflies at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s exhibition, Butterflies in Flight (until April 2, 2018).

At the National Gallery of Canada, the 4th edition of Canadian Biennial highlights how artists working in Canada and internationally deal with an increasingly globalized world (until March 18, 2018). You can also enjoy James Wilson Morrice. The A. K. Prakash Collection in Trust to the Nation (until March 18, 2018) and Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present (until April 30, 2018).

Check out DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Journey from Sketch to Screen at the Canadian Museum of History for insight into the secrets of digital animation (until April 8, 2018). See drawings by Inuit people of Nunavut during a time of social upheaval at the exhibition Picturing Arctic Modernity ― North Baffin Drawings from 1964 (February 18-September 3, 2018).

At the Canadian War Museum, She Who Tells a Story – Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World showcases evocative images providing insight into the contemporary social and political landscape of the Middle East (until March 4, 2018).

The Bytown Museum extends its 100th anniversary celebration into 2018 with Bytown Museum: 100 Years of Community featuring eclectic works and images from the museum’s primary collections (until February 18, 2018).

At the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the exhibition Space to Spoon introduces the connection between space technology and the food on our plates (until April 30, 2019).