Th Van Gogh Experience

August 2nd, 2012 | Posted by jdelroy-admin

The summer of 2012 brings a unique opportunity to The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.  One of the most famous and well decorated artists in history is featured in a exhibition of his great work.  Upwards of 40 paintings and artworks are on display for the public, some of which have rarely been shown before.  Van Gogh: Up Close will be featured until September 3, and has already been on display since May.  Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most famous artists in history, is on display in Canada for the first time in 25 years.  The Dutch artist displays his love for nature in this collection of various landscapes and beautiful settings.  The show includes Iris (1889), from the National Gallery of Canada’s collection, as well as paintings depicting another corner of the garden where Van Gogh painted Iris.

Van Gogh: Up Close is a chance to see expressionism at its finest.  If you love art, Van Gogh, or are looking to do something different in the nation’s capital, we highly suggest you take a look at this exhibit.  The Albert House Inn is only a short distance from the gallery and less than a 12 minute drive away. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada is among the oldest of Canada’s national cultural institutions. The Van Gogh experience is open Daily from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursdays to 8 pm with the last ticket of the day issued 90 minutes before exhibition’s closing. Collection galleries close at 5 pm, Thursdays at 8 pm. Admission fees range from $25-$10 with group and family options available.  Visit here for more information on tickets and admission.

We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful experience.  Staying in our downtown Ottawa hotel is an easy solution to visit this exhibition as well as the rest that Ottawa has to offer.  We are a bed and breakfast as well, so you can have our fabulous breakfast while enjoying a comfortable stay.

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