Heritage, culture, and life experience form the backbone of our work. We take pride in curating meaningful pieces that reflect this. Suny Jacob, the owner of Lineage Arts, started her career supporting Inuit women fleeing domestic violence. Through this work, she saw the exceptional artistic talent that survivors relied on to cope with the trauma of abuse. After moving to Ottawa, she created a space that supported these survivors through artistic practice. Ms. Jacob began providing low-income artists with art materials and a safe space to work for them to create, covering most of these expenses out of pocket. Her project grew.

From those humble beginnings, Lineage arts evolved into an innovative art space that now showcases contemporary and traditional art from Canadian and international Indigenous and visible-minority artists. Our gallery serves as a cultural meeting place that encourages creative collaboration and exchange between the public and Indigenous, as well as visible-minority artists from across Canada and the world.

Art is an experience, which is why we are excited to provide community-based, artist-led programming that shares diverse cultural skills and knowledge with the public, specifically focusing on Canadian Indigenous artists and craftspeople. We collaborate with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers to create holistic learning experiences for the public. This approach engages with Canadian Indigenous cultures in a way that is meaningful and respectful.

At our core, Lineage Arts is focused on catalyzing the role of art within the community through public learning and a participatory approach to art and design. We invite you to join our workshops, browse our collection, meet the brilliant artists we support, and, maybe, expand the diversity of your own art collections.

Doreen Lineage Arts Museum Ottawa

Heritage, culture, and life experience form the backbone of our work. We take pride in curating meaningful pieces that reflect this. Suny Jacob, the owner of Lineage Arts, started her career supporting Inuit women fleeing domestic violence. Through this work, she saw the exceptional artistic talent that survivors relied on to cope with the trauma of abuse. After moving to Ottawa, she created a space that supported these survivors through artistic practice. Ms. Jacob began providing low-income artists with art materials and a safe space to work for them to create, covering most of these expenses out of pocket. Her project grew.

From those humble beginnings, Lineage arts evolved into an innovative art space that now showcases contemporary and traditional art from Canadian and international Indigenous and visible-minority artists. Our gallery serves as a cultural meeting place that encourages creative collaboration and exchange between the public and Indigenous, as well as visible-minority artists from across Canada and the world.

Art is an experience, which is why we are excited to provide community-based, artist-led programming that shares diverse cultural skills and knowledge with the public, specifically focusing on Canadian Indigenous artists and craftspeople. We collaborate with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers to create holistic learning experiences for the public. This approach engages with Canadian Indigenous cultures in a way that is meaningful and respectful.

At our core, Lineage Arts is focused on catalyzing the role of art within the community through public learning and a participatory approach to art and design. We invite you to join our workshops, browse our collection, meet the brilliant artists we support, and, maybe, expand the diversity of your own art collections.

Doreen Lineage Arts Museum Ottawa