Temporary Gallery

A Local Canvas: Paintings from the Bytown Museum Collection
Open August 2020 – April 2022.

A Local Canvas: Paintings from the Bytown Museum Collection showcases some of the unique and eclectic works of art held within the Bytown Museum’s vault, with a focus on: local sites, people, and artists. The impetus for this special exhibition was the ongoing digitization of the Museum’s artefact collection in general and, specifically, the paintings collection – effectively rediscovering some of our amazing treasures. Rarely if ever exhibited, the pieces on display are but a small sampling of our extensive collection, and represent both professional and amateur works; all have stories to tell of Ottawa’s rich history.

A Local Canvas: Paintings from the Bytown Museum Collection will be on display at the BYTOWN MUSEUM beginning July 31, 2020.