The Canadian galleries are the first level in the permanent collection at the National Gallery. The layout was reorganized in the lead up to Canada 150 in 2017. The purpose was simple- to mix together conventional European style art with First Nations works, which is done now throughout the collection. This is the first thing one sees upon entry, a collection of artifacts from various First Nations peoples.
Off to the side are entrances into one of the interior courtyards, this one with a garden inside.
Here we have a portrait. Madame Felix Tetu is an oil painting by Louis Dulongpre, done circa 1795-1800.
A wider view of one of the gallery spaces shows the mix of religious statues, traditional art, and First Nations styles.
They include this coat by an artist from the Mississauga First Nation, circa 1844.
At one end of the courtyard, a path leads into the Rideau Chapel, the former chapel of a demolished convent. It was installed here, and the room itself is a work of art.This time it was quiet, but from time to time, speakers are placed inside and generate a sculpture of sound.