Exhibitions and Outreach
The Art Bank extends its reach through loans to museums and galleries, curated exhibitions and outreach activities.
The Art Bank presents rotating exhibitions in Âjagemô, the Canada Council exhibition space at 150 Elgin Street in Ottawa. Organized with guest curators or with partner organizations, the exhibitions in Âjagemô offer engaging perspectives that draw attention to global issues such as climate change, supporting Indigenous cultural sovereignty, and demonstrating inclusion. The exhibitions are also an opportunity for the wider public to see the Art Bank collection.
From June 20, 2023 to May 20, 2024, Coming into Sight: Recent Art Bank Acquisitions features 24 of the 72 artworks acquired in celebration of the Art Bank’s 50th anniversary.
The Canada Council Art Bank facilitates access to its vast collection through its loan program, which allows galleries, museums, and cultural institutions to borrow artworks for group and solo exhibitions.
Visit our blog page to see examples from the Art Bank loan program.
Get in touch with us to find out more about our loan program and how you can borrow artworks from the collection for your upcoming exhibition.
The Art Bank hosts public outreach activities and partners with organizations to present relevant and dynamic programming that highlights the collection in new and interesting ways. That includes our annual open house for Doors Open Ottawa.
Subscribe to the Art Bank Bulletin to learn about our upcoming activities.
The Art Bank also invites you to participate in a virtual tour of its collection and storage facility, or to browse the collection.
Explore Our Collection
Coming into Sight: 50th Anniversary Art Bank Acquisitions
The Art Bank invites you to the exhibition opening Coming into Sight: 50th Anniversary Art Bank Acquisitions on Tuesday, June 20th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Âjagemô Exhibition Space in Ottawa. ...
Reaching New Audiences: 50 years of partnerships
Partnerships open doors for new audiences to experience contemporary Canadian art and to see pieces of the Art Bank collection in prominent places in Canada and abroad. Learn about the history of partnerships at the Art Bank in our latest blog....
Art Bank’s Doors Open on June 3!
On June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Art Bank is thrilled to participate in Doors Open Ottawa. It is a wonderful opportunity to see the Art Bank collection and storage facility in person, which is usually open by appointment only. ...