Art Gallery of Alberta

Kids' Art Classes

Open Studio classes for ages 6-12 on Saturdays.

Vibe | September

Next Vibe: September 30, 2016.

Art Rentals & Sales

Take art home with you.

Travel with the AGA

See our art-inspired trips for AGA members.

News & Events

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.