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LONGEVITY: 2017 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection

November 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am8:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until January 7, 2018


16 NOVEMBER 2017 – 7 JANUARY 2018



THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Join Mayor Watson for the opening remarks at 6:00 pm



Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West


The exhibition title, LONGEVITY embodies the spirit of collecting with specific reference to the intentions behind collection activities: acquisition, documentation, display, preservation, and conservation. Artworks in the City of Ottawa Art Collection serve as meaningful records that help to define the cultural landscape of our region and are preserved for the enrichment of future generations. They act as reference points for specific events, quotidian contemplations and intangible notions of the past, present and of what is yet to come.


This exhibition highlights 71 additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection in 2017. Artworks are added to the Collection each year by way of a peer assessment process through purchase, donation and/or commission. This year, 60 artworks by 41 artists were purchased, six artworks were donated and five site-specific permanent public art commissions were completed.


Artworks that become part of the City of Ottawa Art Collection are placed in public spaces and municipal buildings to be viewed and enjoyed by residents and visitors. The City of Ottawa and its pre-amalgamation municipalities have been collecting artwork by professional artists actively for over 30 years. As a result, the Collection has grown to include over 2,700 artworks by more than 750 artists. The artists featured in this exhibition represent but a small fragment of a much larger visual arts community comprised of many talented local artists.


View complete list of recent additions:




Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

613-580-2424 (28425)  TTY 613-580-2401



Open daily 9 am to 8 pm, including holidays.

Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.


City Hall Art Gallery
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, K1P 1J1 Canada
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613-580-2424 ex 28425