Named for renowned portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and painter Henri Masson, this municipal gallery features artwork by local, national and international professional artists working in various styles and mediums. 

Exhibits on display at Karsh-Masson Gallery have been selected by an independent, professional arts jury. The artwork, themes, points of view or comments conveyed in each exhibit are those of the Artist and do not represent those of the City of Ottawa.


Current exhibitions

The gallery is currently closed for installation.

Upcoming exhibitions

City of Ottawa Art Collection – SOUVENIRS

October 27 to November 27, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Painting by Rosalie Favell.

This exhibition features a selection of artworks added to the City of Ottawa Art Collection in 2016 through purchase, commission and donation. 

Rosalie Favell, Head dress's, 2014, oil on canvas, 91 x 36 cm. Courtesy of the artist





Gail Bourgeois & Anna Frlan – Stories Nearby

December 8, 2016 to January 15, 2017
Thursday, December 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Drawing by Gail Bourgeois and a steel sculpture by Anna Frlan

Stories Nearby presents multiple perspectives on grappling with sustained systems of warfare between humans and against nature. The exhibition features large-scale steel sculptures, small-scale plaster objects and black and white drawings on paper. Both artists explore the paradoxical nature of progress and express architectural concerns as they tell their stories and the stories of others.

Above: Gail Bourgeois, Untitled (détente), 2014, graphite on paper, 127 x 152 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Below: Anna Frlan, War Chest, 2013, steel, 58 x 93 x 54 cm. Courtesy of the artist







Past exhibitions



Location and hours

Karsh-Masson Gallery
City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West

613-580-2424 ext. 14167  
TTY: 613-580-2401 

Open daily 9 am to 8 pm, including holidays.

Free admission.
Wheelchair accessible.
Parking available. 

Karsh-Masson Gallery