Portrait Gallery of Canada

A New Kind of Museum


The Portrait Gallery of Canada (PGC) is a new kind of museum —one that collects and shares the stories of the individuals and communities that define Canada.

An open museum to welcome the widest range of stories

An egalitarian museum of not only the famous and infamous, but also those whose stories would otherwise be forgotten

A decentralized museum for every place at any time

A man wears a Kwak’waka’wakw style portrait mask in the middle of Times Square in New York City.
© Rande Cook, Look Mom I’ve Arrived, 2012
Archival inkjet print, 20.32 × 55.88 cm (28 × 22 inches)