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Daycamps for ages 6-12 in July & August.
Relax, recharge and get inspired with Vibe.
Rent or buy Canadian artworks from your AGA.
The Time Being, 2012.
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
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
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
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
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
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
A closing look at Season to Season, Coast to Coast: A Celebration of Canada’s Landscape More information
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
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
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
Artist Naomi Joy Yamamoto evokes the spirit of adventurous travel in her gorgeous, colourful leatherwork. More Information.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
“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
On November 1, the AGA’s very own Kristy Trinier was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40. More information.
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
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: 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
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
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
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 exhibition, Damian Moppett + Ron Moppett (Every Story Has Two Sides) More information
Your AGA welcomes new Syrian refugees to visit and enjoy our gallery! More information
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
We had an incredible Canada Day at the AGA on July 1, 2016. Learn more
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
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
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
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 >
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.
Congratulations to the winners of our Teen Art Contest, Dylan and Adama! More information
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
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
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
Have you been following our behind the scenes look at a special work in AGA’s collection for #MuseumWeek? more information
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 of Contemporary Art will feature artists from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge; group to collaborate at The Banff Centre this summer. More information.
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
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
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
AGA Executive Director, Catherine Crowston, comments on City Council Decision.