Visiting this fall

Welcome back! We can’t wait to see you. You’re going to love our new exhibitions.

Here is some information that will help you have a relaxing, fun and safe visit to CUAG, and ensure the wellbeing of visitors and staff.

Book in advance

All visits this fall must be booked in advance, through Eventbrite.
Our fall hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1 – 5 pm.
Please pre-book a one-hour time slot for your visit, either through Eventbrite or by calling us at (613) 520-2120. These slots are: 1–2 pm, 2–3 pm, 3–4 pm and 4–5 pm. (Book two time slots if you’d like to stay longer).
Please review all safety protocols on this page prior to booking.
Please self-assess before you come and stay home if you’re feeling unwell.

Admission and parking

Admission is always free.
Parking is free on campus this fall. It’s true! You can park in Lot P6 or P18.

Accessing the St. Patrick’s Building

Carleton’s tunnel system is closed to the public.
Please enter / exit the gallery through the main outdoor entrance to the building.
If you are unable to use the stairs, please pre-book a visit through Eventbrite and then call us at (613) 520-2120. We’ll make sure you can access the gallery safely.

Keeping you safe

We’ve created a second reception desk on the gallery’s mezzanine level; this is where you’ll be greeted and where contactless registration takes place.
Our reception desks are fronted in Plexiglas.
There is plenty of hand sanitizer on site.
We’re cleaning high-touch surfaces throughout the day.
We’ve created a one-way traffic flow in the gallery, to maintain social distancing.

A few questions from Carleton University

There are pre-screening signs posted on the glass entrance doors of the St. Patrick’s Building. Before you enter the building, please take a moment to answer the questions on these signs.

  1. Have you travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days?
  2. Have you had COVID-19-like symptoms in the last 14 days (fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, unusual tiredness, loss of taste, pink eye)?
  3. Have you been in contact with someone that has had COVID-19?
  4. Are you feeling unwell today?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please do not come in the building. CUAG staff members will also self-assess before coming to work.

When you’re at the gallery, please:

Show us your Eventbrite booking on your phone or bring a printed copy.
Wear a mask at all times. We have free disposable masks for you to use.
Sanitize your hands when you come in.
Keep your coat and bag with you, as the cloakroom is closed.
Maintain a two-metre distance from others and follow the directional arrows.
If you are unable to use the stairs, please use the elevator in the building lobby to navigate between floors. The elevator is open to one person at a time.

Staying in touch (while social distancing!)

We’re not currently hosting any in-person events. You’ll be happy know that our free public programming is continuing, online. Please join our e-list to receive updates and get involved.

Questions or comments?

We want to make sure your experience is as safe and welcoming as possible. If you have any questions, or feedback on how we can improve, please email Sandra Dyck.

An important note

Visiting any public space where people come together, like Carleton University Art Gallery, produces a risk of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Help keep each other healthy by following health and safety guidelines, maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask or face covering during your visit. By being in public spaces and entering Carleton University Art Gallery you voluntarily assume these risks.

For more information

Visit Carleton University’s COVID-19 information page.

Visit Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 information page.