Prints & Drawings
The National Gallery of Canada’s collection contains almost 24,000 prints and drawings by Canadian, American and European artists. Notable both for its excellence and diversity, the collection represents all the major schools from the Fifteenth century to the contemporary period.
In response to the special conservation requirements of graphic media, works on paper are exhibited in their own unique gallery space on the second floor of the National Gallery. Opportunity for research and focus on the collection occur through in-depth exhibitions which frequently travel to venues across Canada. Works on paper are also on constant rotation in the Canadian and European galleries. The collection is further accessible year-round through CyberMuse and in person by appointment in the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room.
Friends of The Print Room
The Friends of The Print Room is a group of Gallery members who have a keen interest in prints, drawings and watercolours. In return for an annual donation applied to the acquisition of prints and drawings, the Friends of the Print Room meet for sessions with curators and other specialists from the art world to share their knowledge and expertise. Activities include exhibition tours and talks featuring works from the collection held in the Prints, Drawings and Photographs Study Room. To obtain information on how to become a Friend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.