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National Arts Centre

National Arts Centre

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted September, 2013

National Arts Centre

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted September, 2013

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Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
On the wall outside the Box Office of the National Arts Centre
Elgin Street at Confederation Square


Coordinates: N 45 25.402 W 75 41.658

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Plaque Text

Designed by Fred Lebensold, the National Arts Centre (NAC) opened in 1969, offering state-of-the-art performing spaces and technology in its main venues, especially Southam Hall. Its acoustics and overall design, including its integration into the urban setting, dramatic succession of interior spaces, and incorporation of contemporary works of art, make it an outstanding performing arts centre. Hailed as an important national institution by former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, the NAC exemplifies the positive impact of federal support on the performing arts in the second half of the 20th century.

Related Toronto plaque
The Right Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson, 1897-1972

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