The National Gallery of Canada is home to the world’s most important collection of historical and contemporary Canadian art, as well as significant works of European, American, Asian, and Indigenous art and art photography. For 135 years, since its founding in 1880, the Gallery has played a vital role in Canadian culture. With the support of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, and the generosity of its Distinguished Patrons, the Gallery is able to fulfill its social and educational missions.
Across Canada, and around the world, our Distinguished Patrons are committed to the preservation of our shared Canadian cultural heritage. Their generosity has made the acquisition of major works possible, funded ambitious exhibition programming, and supported areas of curatorial research and scholarship.
Distinguished Patrons of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation meet and share knowledge and ideas about art and about collecting. They are not only engaged philanthropists but also respected Gallery ambassadors who, through their work, are helping to share Canada’s artistic legacy. We invite you to join our esteemed philanthropic family.