Art Gallery of Alberta

Summer Artbreak Classes

Daycamps for ages 6-12 in July & August.

July Vibe | July 21

Relax, recharge and get inspired with Vibe.

Art Rental and Sales

Rent or buy art from your AGA.

Free Film Screening | July 26

Where the Universe Sings, 2017

News & Events

Manning Hall Call for Submissions

The Art Gallery of Alberta is pleased to announce an open, one-stage competition for a temporary wall-based installation in Manning Hall on the first floor of Art Gallery of Alberta in 2018/2019. More information

Bingo! Gretzky is Everywhere

Want to win dinner at Zinc Restaurant with Oiler Milan Lucic? Download our Gretzky Bingo card to start. Take selfies with Gretzky and Oilers-related items to clear a line on the card in any direction. Then post all the photos from that line in a single Instagram post with #agaGretzkyBingo and you’ll be entered to win! More information

National Aboriginal Day | June 21

On June 21 for National Aboriginal Day, the AGA will be offering FREE admission all day long, two special exhibition tours, a beading workshop, and a film screening. ATB Financial is proud to support National Aboriginal Day at the AGA. More information

Introducing All Access Evenings

Your AGA has created All Access Evenings at your AGA. Enjoy free general admission to the gallery on Tuesday and Wednesday nights between 5–8 PM.  Twice a week your AGA will now be free for everyone. More information

What’s ahead this May at your AGA

It’s all happening this month at your AGA! Survival Guide closes with a final performance; Vibe warms up with live music, tapas and drinks; bidders get ready to party with purpose at Art on the Block; art lovers build and create in Art & Motion; and visitors are invited to explore a special Alberta Biennial edition of Art for Lunch. More information


Art Gallery of Alberta rolls out the first in a series of admission changes

The Art Gallery of Alberta is pleased to announce that beginning March 28, all children, youth under 18, and Alberta’s students will have free access to the gallery. More information


Evan Penny exhibition in conjunction with La Biennale di Venizia 2017

TrépanierBaer and the Art Gallery of Alberta are delighted to announce Evan Penny: Ask Your Body, an exhibition of new and recent sculptures by the esteemed international Canadian artist Evan Penny. The exhibition will be shown at Chiesa di San Samuele during the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2017. The exhibition is supported by the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Curia Patriarcale di Venezia. More information

What’s Ahead this March and April at your AGA

Fuel your creativity this spring! At the Art Gallery of Alberta, we provide you with enriching programming and education classes that invite you to look closely at art, take on interactive activities in the galleries, watch films, explore exhibitions and learn together. More information

Sunsets in the Badlands with Jim Davies

Artist Jim Davies has an uncanny ability to create beautiful visual stories. Like a fine art photographer, Davies plays with light and shadow in all his paintings, creating soft, warm realms of colour and shape within his landscapes. He turns the familiar Albertan sceneries you know and love into mysterious places, where imagination and fantasy are still possible. More information

Self_Refinery: It’s all about You

The latest incarnation of Refinery: the AGA’s popular late-night art party is on Saturday, March 25. Refinery events are often the talk of the town, and the upcoming event entitled Self_Refinery is no exception. More information

Canada 150in150: Sharing stories from coast to coast

This year marks the 150th year since Confederation. As a part of the celebration, Canada150in150 is recognizing 150 years of diverse stories and histories that have helped shape our country and they want you to take part in the festivities. More information

From Bonavista to Vancouver Island

A closing look at Season to Season, Coast to Coast: A Celebration of Canada’s Landscape More information

Welcome Victoria

It’s often said that positive first impressions lead to positive relationships. Fortunately, the AGA’s new Enterprise and Engagement Liaison, Victoria Modine, knows how to make a good first impression. More information

David Altmejd: The Vessel Sails On

Haunting, complex, detailed and nuanced—David Altmejd: The Vessel is an impressive, Plexiglas sculpture that exemplifies movement, transformation and the act of artistic creation. More Information

What’s Ahead This February at Your AGA

Explore and broaden your experience with art! Experience an enriching series of after-work pop-up live music shows, film nights, weekly art activities and more. More Information

Meet Naomi Joy Yamamoto of Flight Path Designs

Artist Naomi Joy Yamamoto evokes the spirit of adventurous travel in her gorgeous, colourful leatherwork. More Information.

The Art of Survival – Interview with Kristy Trinier

Survival Guide asks: How do we adapt and process current shifting political, economic, personal and environmental challenges to our safety and stability? We sat down with Kristy to discuss the inspiration around Survival Guide and how the exhibition resonates now more than ever in a time of global political uncertainty. More Information

What’s Ahead this January at your AGA

Now is the perfect time to start planning the first month of 2017! Your AGA has an exciting lineup of weekly drop-in activities, registered classes, after work pop-up live music, film nights, artist talks and more. More Information

Season to Season: Exploring Canada’s Winter Wonderland

Snow blankets the ground while tree tops glisten with frost; winter is officially upon us. From snow covered mountains to vast prairie skies, Canadian winters are altogether iconic and familiar. More Information

Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to fill day and overnight shifts for our Casino fundraiser on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28. New and seasoned casino volunteers alike are invited to take this opportunity to check out the brand new Grand Villa Casino in Rogers Place. More Information

What’s Ahead this December at your AGA

We know that the holiday season is busy and the month wraps up quickly! But not so fast… at the AGA, we continue to bring you exciting programming events and inspiring education classes this December. More Information

What’s Ahead in November

November will have you drawing, learning and grooving at your AGA. Upcoming this month we are hosting a drawing night at Zinc, a film screening, pop-up live music and more. More information

National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day celebrates the charitable work that everyone does to make a difference and create impact in their communities.

All of us at the Art Gallery of Alberta would like to thank YOU, whether you are a member, donor or volunteer (or all three!), for what you do to make a difference at the AGA and in our community! We appreciate what you do every day, but today, on this National Philanthropy Day, November 15, we want to recognize you and give you a special shout out for your generosity and commitment throughout the year!

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank YOU for all you do to support and encourage us.

Beauty’s Engaged: A closer look at “Who Inspires You” in Beauty’s Awakening

“Who Inspires You?” is one of the interactive projects incorporated into our current exhibitions. We took a moment to talk to AGA’s Exhibitions Experience and Interpretation Coordinator Carolyn Jervis about interpretive projects in general and “Who Inspires You?” in particular. More information

AGA Curator Kristy Trinier recognized as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40

On November 1, the AGA’s very own Kristy Trinier was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40. More information.

Brenda Draney shortlisted for 2016 Sobey Art Award

Edmonton based artist Brenda Draney has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2016 Sobey Art Award–Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize given to Canadian artists 40 and under. More information

What’s Ahead this October at your AGA

Fill your October with studio classes, Tours for Tots, Art for Lunch, film nights, LitFest, Refinery Danse Macabre and more. There is never a dull moment at your AGA. Transform your month through art! More Information

David Altmejd’s Ode to Creation

David Altmejd: The Vessel is one of the two new exhibitions opening up this weekend at your AGA. The Vessel is created by internationally renowned Canadian artist, David Altmejd, and is a part of the NGC@AGA exhibition series running from October 8, 2016-January 29, 2017. More Information

Get With That September VIBE

At the AGA we encourage you to explore this season of renewal with us and other local artists at Vibe, our monthly live music and art showcase. More Information

Fall Into the Season

This fall explore the commonalities and intersections of renowned works from Damian Moppett and Ron Moppett in their first joint exhibition. Discover Canada’s first and foremost abstract artists with avant-garde works from the AGA collection. Experience movement and stillness with The Vessel, a Plexiglas sculpture of monumental proportions. More information

Damian Moppett + Ron Moppett

On Tuesday, August 23 the Art Gallery of Alberta welcomed artists, Damian Moppett and Ron Moppett as the two artists installed their works in the AGA Atrium and Manning Hall, ahead of their exhibitionDamian Moppett + Ron Moppett (Every Story Has Two Sides) More information

Welcoming Syrian refugees to your AGA

Your AGA welcomes new Syrian refugees to visit and enjoy our gallery! More information

Annual Report Feature | Fund Development Transforms

A single drop of water may be tiny, but add it to others and together they become a flowing river. Making a donation to the AGA has a similar effect. More information

Celebrating Dentons Canada Day

We had an incredible Canada Day at the AGA on July 1, 2016. Learn more

Annual Report Feature | Transformative Education

Youth programming at the AGA (Studio Y, Youth Weekend Art Classes), began as a response to a gap between child and adult programming at the gallery. In 2015, SWARM and other youth initiatives such as the Youth Council and Youth Studio built on these early programs and were designed to foster a safe environment for teens to independently explore and engage with the artistic process. More information

Annual Report Feature | Transformative Exhibitions

CHRIS CRAN, Sincerely Yours was shown at the Art Gallery of Alberta prior to showing at the National Gallery—a truly important and significant milestone for the AGA. More information

Recent Artist Awards

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is thrilled to see many of the Canadian artists we have worked with receiving recognition recently through a variety of nominations and awards. More information

Spring-time is art-time

May is looking to be a busy month at the Art Gallery of Alberta. We’ve got art classes and programs for everyone in the family. More information >

Fort McMurray Residents

Your AGA is offering free admission throughout the month of May. We invite all Fort McMurray residents to come enjoy our gallery free of charge.

Families looking for a brief reprieve or things to do with young kids, may also attend the Tours for Tots art program free of charge on Wednesday mornings during May.

Zinc restaurant will also offer 10% off food and drinks.

All that is required is proof of residency, either at Guest Services or Zinc.

Teen Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Teen Art Contest, Dylan and Adama! More information

Spring/Summer 2016 exhibitions at your AGA

Works by Duane Linklater & Tanya Lukin Linklater; Van Gogh, Rodchenko and Rubens; Allora & Calzadilla; and a new BMO Children’s Gallery show are featured in the second block of 2016. more information

Five must-attend activities for teens at your AGA

The Art Gallery of Alberta offers a myriad of opportunities for young people to get involved in the gallery through teen classes and programs. more information

AGA opens Doggie Daycare to encourage non-human Creativity

Edmonton, AB (April 1, 2016)—In a bold new initiative, The Art Gallery of Alberta is emBARKing on a new program to encourage the local canine community to get their paws dirty and get creative. more information

Hugo Viewegar’s Autochrome | AGA Permanent Collection

Have you been following our behind the scenes look at a special work in AGA’s collection for #MuseumWeek? more information

Backstage at Refinery en Vogue

The Art Gallery of Alberta’s Refinery late-night art party launches into its ninth year. Get a backstage look at what’s in store. More information.

AGA Podcast

The very first AGA Podcast is live! Learn more about Out of the Woods: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. In this episode, Exhibition Experience and Interpretation Coordinator Carolyn Jervis interviews the exhibition curator, AGA Exhibitions Manager Laura Ritchie. Listen now

Eight Reasons why Art Classes are kid-essential

Making art and being creative is essential for kids. The AGA offers a full range of arts education opportunities throughout the year, including drop-in classes, registered classes, and week-long art camps. More information.

Groundbreaking First Nations artists at the Art Gallery of Alberta, March 5-July 3

Starting March 5, visitors to the Art Gallery of Alberta will see work by one of Canada’s most important early artist alliances, 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. More information.

In Memory of Douglas Haynes

The Art Gallery of Alberta was sad to learn of the passing of Douglas Haynes, one of Edmonton’s foremost modernist abstract painters and educators. From all of us at the AGA, we extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Haynes family. More information.

Great Arts Odyssey

Stop by the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) before the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) Late Night with Bill Eddins, February 26. View current exhibitions, have a pre-show cocktail or dinner at Zinc restaurant (on the main level of the AGA), and then head to the Winspear Centre for Late Night Soundtracks. More information.

Sean Caulfield: The Flood

From February 6 to August 14, Edmonton artist Sean Caulfield’s site specific installation The Flood will be on display in Manning Hall. More information.

Out of the Woods: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven

On display at the AGA starting February 13, Out of the Woods: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, features both rarely seen and familiar works by some of Canada’s most well-known artists. More information.

SHOWCASE your art at the Art Gallery of Alberta

Call for submissions

Artists and creators from Edmonton and surrounding areas, you are invited to submit your work for SHOWCASE: small spaces/big ideas. More information.


2017 Alberta Biennial, 25 Alberta Artists Announced

2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art will feature artists from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge; group to collaborate at The Banff Centre this summer. More information.



Your AGA’s 2015 Highlights

The best of exhibitions, programming, education and more

As we get ready for our first opening of 2016, and our new season of exciting programming, art education classes, and activities, we look back on some of the highlights of 2015. More information

Art and design meet in The Blur in Between

The Blur in Between, the Art Gallery of Alberta’s first exhibition of 2016, opens Saturday, January 23. This Poole Centre of Design show features works from an international roster of artists and explores the intersections between contemporary art, architecture, industrial design, craft, digital art, fashion, publishing and typography. More information

An exciting block of new exhibitions start the 2016 season at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

The Blur in Between; The Group of Seven and 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., and a new Manning Hall commission highlight the first quarter of 2016 at your AGA. More information

City Council Decision

AGA Executive Director, Catherine Crowston, comments on City Council Decision.