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National Gallery of

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collections, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada is among the oldest of Canada's national cultural institutions.

The National Gallery of Canada strives to provide Canadians with a sense of identity with and pride in Canada's rich visual-arts heritage. Through its collections, onsite and traveling exhibitions, loans program, educational programs and publications, professional training programs, and outreach initiatives, the Gallery aspires to be a model of excellence in furthering knowledge of the visual arts, both at home and abroad. Through collaboration with national and international institutions, the Gallery seeks to make art accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages.

The Foundation created The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Canadian Art Fund in 2002 to increase the National Gallery’s ability to purchase exceptional examples of Canadian artwork. The first acquisition is “In The Orchard” 1892 –oil on board- by William Brymner. The second acquisition is “Alcove” 1914 –oil on canvas- by David B. Milne.