Art Gallery of Alberta

Archive for 2013

New exhibition at your AGA is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the grandeur of 500 years of Italian painting!

Artworks from renowned masters Bellini, Botticelli and Titian come to Edmonton.

Edmonton, AB (December 5/13) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is thrilled to kick off the holiday season with the new exhibition Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, on view December 14, 2013 through March 9, 2014. The AGA is the only Canadian destination for this exhibition, featuring artworks by some of the greatest names in European art history including Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli and Titian.

EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
Friday, December 13, 1 pm, Art Gallery of Alberta

Remarks by:
Catherine Crowston, Executive Director / Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta
Michelle Hargrave, Curator of Exhibitions, American Federation of Arts

Interviews and exhibition access are available following the opening remarks.

 
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums brings together 41 artworks by 35 different artists that vividly trace the achievements in Italian painting—from the religious works of the late-Middle Ages and Renaissance to the neo-classical secular and genre paintings of the 19th century. The exhibition is organized into five chronological sections corresponding to the different centuries—with each section represented by world-class paintings that reflect the stylistic accomplishments of the major creative centres in Italy: Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, Siena and Venice.

“This exhibition is a rare chance for Albertans to see first-hand such a wide range of historical Italian masterworks,” says AGA Executive Director / Chief Curator, Catherine Crowston. “Some of these paintings haven’t been on public display for over a century. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Many of these artworks underwent restoration for this exhibition, so visitors will be able to experience the rich colours, delicate details and moving images these incredible paintings have to offer. Viewers will also be struck by the grandeur of these paintings—many are large in scale and in original 19th century gilt frames.

Glasgow Museums has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Italian paintings in the UK. One of the most important works in the collection is Titian’s Christ and the Adulteress, which is included in this exhibition and is one of the artist’s few early works that can be seen outside of Italy.

Throughout the holiday season, the Gallery will be offering a Christmas-themed tour, where the Christmas story will be told through the paintings on display. These tours will take place on December 21, 22 and 24. There will also be general exhibition tours taking place daily from December 21, 2013 to January 5, 2014. Please visit youraga.ca for times. The AGA will also be open extra days this holiday season on Monday, December 23 and Monday, December 30 from 11 am to 5 pm, and Servus Community Access Night is on a special night: Thursday, December 19, 6-9 pm—enjoy free admission courtesy of Servus Credit Union. ZINC restaurant will be serving up an Italian-style menu themed around this exhibition.

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Glasgow Museums. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities. The exhibition tour is generously supported by the JFM Foundation and the Donald and Maria Cox Trust. In-kind support is provided by Barbara and Richard S. Lane and Christie’s.

For media information and to RSVP for the Media Preview please contact:
Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist

T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

Public Programs and Events

Events

Members’ Opening Reception
Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm
AGA Members and VIPs Only

Public Programs

Art for Lunch
Renaissance Man: Titian and the Venetian School
Thursday, December 19, 12:10-12:50 pm

Exhibition Tours
Daily starting December 21, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

Of Heaven and Earth Lecture with Dr. Francesco Freddolini
Saturday, January 25, 2 pm


ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

ABOUT GLASGOW MUSEUMS
Glasgow Museums’ art collection is one of the most significant in the UK. It consists of approximately 60,000 objects covering a wide range of media and provides a detailed overview of the history of European art and design. It includes masterpieces by major artists such as Botticelli, Van Gogh and Whistler. Among collections of major international significance are Italian Renaissance paintings, Dutch Old Masters and French Impressionist works. The collection of Italian paintings is among the finest, both intellectually and aesthetically, held by any municipal museum service in the UK. It includes works ranging from the 14th to the late 19th century, originating from the main artistic centres of Italy.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS
The American Federation of Arts (AFA), a not-for-profit organization, initiates and organizes art exhibitions and provides educational and professional programs in collaboration with the museum community. Established in 1909, the AFA is one of the oldest art organizations in the country.

In 1909, then Secretary of State Elihu Root outlined AFA’s mission in an address to the National Academy of the Arts: to enrich the public’s experience and understanding of art, primarily by taking original works “on tour to the hinterlands of the United States.” Since its founding, the AFA has organized or circulated approximately 3,000 exhibitions, with presentations—in every state, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa—viewed by well over ten million people. Today, the AFA continues to explore new opportunities to cultivate fertile ground for the broadest dissemination and appreciation of the visual arts.

AFA exhibitions encompass a wide range of mediums, artists, historical periods, and cultural traditions, from Roman portraiture and Native American artifacts to American impressionism and contemporary art and sculpture. The AFA also collaborates with distinguished institutions around the world to tour important aspects of their collections. To further engage and inform museum visitors and art enthusiasts, the AFA produces innovative educational components and richly illustrated catalogues introducing original scholarship.

Internationally renowned architect, artist and engineer Cecil Balmond to speak at your AGA.

Balmond is the creative force behind dozens of public art projects including one in Edmonton.

Media Advisory
November 8, 2013

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), is pleased to announce that visionary designer, architect, structural engineer and artist Cecil Balmond will be giving an exclusive talk in the AGA’s Ledcor Theatre on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 pm. Tickets for this event are $15 for the general public, $10 for AGA Members and are available at youraga.ca.

Balmond is considered to be one of the most influential creators of his generation. His approach is one of investigation; through 40 years of research, he has explored mathematical concepts and their impact on natural forms—revealing the very root of order to create starting and groundbreaking designs.

Balmond is the creative force behind dozens of public art projects around the world, including the controversial ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower created for the 2012 London Olympic Games (co-designed with artist Anish Kapoor); while Edmontonians can see Balmond’s work in person with his 2012 installation, net_Work, at the City of Edmonton’s Engineering Services Building. net_Work was commissioned through Edmonton’s Percent for Art Policy, which is administered by the Edmonton Arts Council. One part interior glass print, one part exterior wall installation, net_Work consists of two elements conceived as a single artwork. As such, it creates a changing interplay within the minds of those who directly experience the building, serving as an intriguing integration of interior and exterior.

Cecil Balmond currently holds the Paul Philippe Cret Chair at Penn Design as Professor of Architecture where he is also the founder of the Non-Linear Systems Organization (NSO), a material and structural research unit at University of Pennsylvania. He has also been Kenzo Tange Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Architecture, Saarinen Professor at Yale University School of Architecture and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. His artwork has been exhibited to critical acclaim in galleries around the world such as the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Graham Foundation (Chicago), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen), Artists Space (New York) and Arc en Reve (Bordeaux, France).

For media information or to coordinate interviews please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist

T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

ABOUT THE EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL
The Edmonton Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. The EAC works to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of our community life through activities that: Invest in Edmonton festivals, arts organizations and individual artists through municipal, corporate and private funding; represent Edmonton’s arts community to government and other agencies and provide expert advice on issues that affect the arts; build partnerships and initiate projects that strengthen our community; and create awareness of the quality, variety and value of artistic work produced in Edmonton.

Your AGA launches call for submissions for the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art Call for Submissions is now open to resident Alberta artists. The exhibition will be on view at the AGA in early 2015.

Initiated in 1996, the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art was one of the first exhibitions of its kind in Canada and has served to promote Alberta artists across the country and bring national attention to Alberta’s art scene. The Alberta Biennial has showcased new and exciting works by over 145 different Alberta contemporary artists since its inception.

Over the past 17 years, 10 different Canadian curators have played a role in curating the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibitions, bringing a diverse range of perspectives and ideas to the project. For 2015, the AGA’s new Curator, Kristy Trinier, will step into the role. Trinier, who joined the AGA in May 2013, was previously the Public Art Director at the Edmonton Arts Council.

“I am very much looking forward to taking on the role of curator for the Alberta Biennial in 2015”, says Trinier. “It’s an amazing opportunity to explore and present the talent of the artists across this province.”

All resident Alberta artists are eligible to submit works for consideration. Submissions should include: a curriculum vitae; a brief artist’s statement; a CD with a maximum of 20 images formatted as a PowerPoint presentation of recent work (with artist’s name, title, media and date of work clearly indicated for each image) or a maximum of three videos or DVDs for media or time-based work; and a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage for return delivery if required. Submissions should be sent directly to the Art Gallery of Alberta by Friday, December 13, 2013 by 4 pm. Please visit youraga.ca for more information.

For media information or to coordinate interviews please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist
Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

The Call for Submissions is now closed. We thank all of those who applied; successful applicants will be contacted in the coming weeks.


ABOUT THE ALBERTA BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Since its inception in 1996, the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art has presented new and exciting works by over 145 Alberta contemporary artists. The Alberta Biennial has served to promote Alberta artists across the country and brings national attention to Alberta’s art scene. The last Alberta Biennial exhibition, entitled The News From Here, was curated by award-winning senior art critic, arts journalist and independent curator, Nancy Tousley and was on view at the AGA from January 26 – May 5, 2013, presented by ATB Financial.

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

Famed modern artist Marc Chagall brings a classic love story to life in new AGA exhibition.

Daphnis & Chloé considered some of Chagall’s most important illustrations.
For Immediate Release
October 18, 2013

Edmonton, AB (October 18/13) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to present CHAGALL: Daphnis & Chloé, organized by the National Gallery of Canada and featuring works by one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Marc Chagall. This exhibition will be on view from October 26, 2013 to February 17, 2014.

This exhibition showcases Marc Chagall’s 42 full-colour lithographs that illustrate the tale of Daphnis and Chloé, a classical romantic fable written in the second century CE by the Greek poet Longus and one of the most popular of the Greek pastoral romances in Western culture. With their vibrant colours and technical brilliance, Chagall’s illustrations are considered his most important works among his vast graphic production.

Lauded by his contemporaries—Picasso called him the best colourist since Matisse—Marc Chagall is one of the pioneers of modernism. However, instead of following one of the major 20th century pictorial trends, Chagall developed a unique symbolic representation and a style all of his own—presenting an ethereal and richly coloured vision of the world. While his works were mythical and fantastical in appearance and subject matter, he drew inspiration from the everyday and infused his works with spirituality and sentiment.

CHAGALL: Daphnis & Chloé is organized by the National Gallery of Canada and is part of the National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta program; presented with the support of Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power.

Also opening October 26, 2013

Angakkuq: Between Two Worlds—Spiritual and Mythological Figures in Inuit and Inuvialuit Art spans five decades of Inuit artworks, created by over 50 artists from 22 different northern communities across Canada’s arctic. Showcasing a variety of media, which include stone and antler carving, whalebone sculpture, prints, drawing and select ceramic and textile works, this exhibition highlights the persistence of mythological and spiritual figures in Inuit art. Images of angakkuq, the shaman and mediator between the spiritual and physical worlds, sea women, drum dancers and scenes of transformation are common in these works. This pervasive use of traditional imagery is explored in the context of Edmonton’s collecting market for Inuit art and craft.

Angakkuq: Between Two Worlds; Spiritual and Mythological Figures in Inuit and Inuvialuit Art is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and guest curated by Bill and Michelle Tracy, members of Edmonton’s Inuit Art Enthusiasts—a group of collectors who have generously loaned the works in the exhibition.

Media interested in covering these exhibitions are asked to make arrangements for access and interviews.

For media information, to coordinate interviews and to set up a time to view the exhibitions please contact:
Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist

T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

 

Public Programs and Events

Events

Members’ Opening Reception
Friday, October 25, 7:30 pm
AGA Members and VIPs Only

Public Programs

BMO All Day Sunday: Northern Narratives
Sunday, October 27, 12-4 pm

Film
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Tuesday, November 12, 7 pm

Art for Lunch
Inner and Outer Worlds: The Work of Marc Chagall
Thursday, November 21, 12:10-12:50 pm

BMO All Day Sunday: Colourful Creations
Sunday, November 24, 12-4 pm

AGA Book Club: As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Wednesday, December 4, 7 pm


ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

Canadian contemporary artist Geoffrey Farmer to give artist talk at the AGA on Friday, September 13!

First of three artists’ talks this month—Megan Morman and aAron munson also to speak in September.

Edmonton, AB (September 9/13) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to present an artist talk by internationally renowned Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer on Friday, September 13 at 6 pm. Farmer will be in conversation with the artists who are collaborating with him on the upcoming AGA exhibition The Intellection of Lady Spider House. Tickets are $21 for the general public and $13.13 for AGA Members (price includes GST); there are also a limited number of free student tickets available. The free student tickets must be picked up in person at AGA Member and Guest Services, valid student ID is required. All other tickets can be purchased online at youraga.ca or by phone at 780.422.6223.

Farmer, who was recently awarded the Gershon Iskowitz Prize for outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada, received international acclaim with his installation Leaves of Grass, which he created for the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition in Germany in 2012. In addition to major exhibitions in Europe and the UK, he also has two upcoming solo exhibitions in Canada: February 2014 at the Art Gallery of Ontario and a mid-career retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2015.

The Intellection of Lady Spider House, opening to AGA Members on Friday, September 13 and to the public on September 14, is a collaboration between Farmer and 11 other artists: Valérie Blass, Julia Feyrer, Hadley + Maxwell, David Hoffos, Brian Jungen, Tiziana La Melia, Gareth Moore, Judy Radul, Hannah Rickards and Ron Tran. The exhibition transforms the 6,000 square feet of the AGA’s 3rd floor gallery into a labyrinthine haunted house walk-through. Superimposing the form of a museum exhibition on the structure of a fun fair haunted house, Farmer and the artists have created an environment in which visitors will make their way through deconstructed structures, darkened corridors and environments containing artworks, artefacts and assemblages. Working in a warehouse in Vancouver and onsite at the AGA, they have collected and altered original material from haunted house attractions and discarded theatre sets and mixed these together with newly conceived works of art for an exhibition that ruminates on ideas of the uncanny.

On Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm the AGA will host Lethbridge artist Megan Morman in Conversation with the Artist. This informal and engaging talk between Morman and AGA Curator Kristy Trinier is free for AGA Members or free with paid admission.

Morman’s installation, Now You See It, transforms the AGA’s Manning Hall into a giant word search puzzle. Designed to be an interactive game, the installation also celebrates numerous artists whose work is in the AGA’s permanent collection, as it is their names that are hidden in the puzzle. Viewers are encouraged to become active participants as they try to solve the word search and discover all 280 names.

Local experimental filmmaker aAron munson will give a talk on Sunday, September 29 at 2 pm. He will discuss his RBC New Works exhibition Isachsen, 1948-1978, which is a collaboration with Lethbridge artist David Hoffos. This exhibition, which opens on to the public on Saturday, September 14, tells the story of the now-abandoned Isachsen weather station located in the remote Canadian arctic. In addition to the talk, munson will also screen original footage shot over 40 years ago at the Isachsen station. This talk is free to attend as part of Alberta Culture Days at your AGA.

For media information please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist
T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca


ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

6,000 square foot gallery transformed into an exhibition in the form of a haunted house.

The Intellection of Lady Spider House—a new exhibition at the AGA organized by Canadian contemporary artist Geoffrey Farmer.

Edmonton, AB (September 5/13) – A new exhibition created for the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) by Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer will open on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Entitled The Intellection of Lady Spider House, the exhibition is a collaboration between Farmer and 11 other contemporary artists: Valérie Blass, Julia Feyrer, Hadley + Maxwell, David Hoffos, Brian Jungen, Tiziana La Melia, Gareth Moore, Judy Radul, Hannah Rickards and Ron Tran.

The exhibition transforms the 6,000 square feet of the AGA’s 3rd floor gallery into a labyrinthine haunted house walk-through. Superimposing the form of a museum exhibition on the structure of a fun fair haunted house, Farmer and the artists have created an environment in which visitors will make their way through deconstructed structures, darkened corridors and environments containing artworks, artefacts and assemblages. Working in a warehouse in Vancouver and onsite at the AGA, they have collected and altered original material from haunted house attractions and discarded theatre sets and mixed these together with newly conceived works of art for an exhibition that ruminates on ideas of the uncanny.

The exhibition, which borrows and alters the title of a American artist Bruce Conner’s assemblage, Spider Lady House, (1957-1959) can be understood as a metaphor for Farmer’s poetic, web-like activity of collecting and categorizing and as a memento of his first form of exhibition making as a child; a crudely constructed haunted house walkthrough that he made for neighbours. Although rooted in this memory, the exhibition and the artists also reflected and responded to Edmonton’s local context, monuments and history and its largest spook house, the colonial reconstruction of Fort Edmonton Park.

“Farmer is recognized for his ability to combine poetry and social commentary in large-scale exhibitions that encourage viewer participation.” says Catherine Crowston, AGA Executive Director and Chief Curator. “We are very excited to have been able to commission this new exhibition by Farmer and works by the other artists that he invited to participate”

The Intellection of Lady Spider House will be on view until January 12, 2014 and is presented by Enbridge.

Geoffrey Farmer garnered international attention with his installation Leaves of Grass, which was created for the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition in Germany in 2012. Farmer’s most recent exhibitions include Let’s Make the Water Turn Black at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, Switzerland (opened June 2013) and The Surgeon and the Photographer at The Curve, Barbican Centre in London, England (2013). His installation The Last Two Million Years, consisting of cut-outs from a discarded history book, is currently on long-term loan to the Tate Gallery in London, England. He has two upcoming solo exhibitions in Canada: February 2014 at the Art Gallery of Ontario and a mid-career retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2015. Earlier this year, Farmer was awarded the Gershon Iskowitz Prize for outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada.

Geoffrey Farmer and a number of the artists included in the exhibition will give a pre-opening talk at the AGA on Friday, September 13 at 6 pm. Tickets for the talk are now available at youraga.ca and are $20 for the general public, $12.50 for AGA Members and Free for students with valid student ID. Please note: only a limited number of free student tickets are available; free student tickets cannot be reserved online, they must be picked up in advance in person at AGA Member and Guest Services.

The Intellection of Lady Spider House inspires the AGA’s next Refinery party—Funhouse Refinery! Taking place on Saturday, November 16, this late-night art party is under the creative direction of Kristine Nutting, an independent Edmonton artist. Tickets go on sale to AGA Members October 22; public tickets are on sale November 5. More details on Funhouse Refinery will be revealed in late September.

Also opening

AARON MUNSON & DAVID HOFFOS: Isachsen, 1948-1978
RBC New Works Gallery
September 14-November 24, 2013

Conceived by local experimental filmmaker aAron munson, in collaboration with Lethbridge-based artist David Hoffos (also featured in The Intellection of Lady Spider House) this exhibition tells the history of the now-abandoned Isachsen weather station located in the remote Canadian arctic.

Through photographs and film from the 1950s to the 1970s, combined with contemporary footage, interviews and re-enactments by former station workers, the exhibition creates a unique window to a part of Canada’s little-known history and provides insight into the intense physical and psychological conditions of life at the station—dealing with months of darkness and intense cold followed by months when the sun never set. Also included is a new installation by David Hoffos—a diorama of the site as it existed in 1971, into which Isachsen’s inhabitants are projected back into a cold night landscape.

While this exhibition tells the story of a single, outpost in the far north, it also speaks to our nation’s desire to assert a presence within the most uninhabitable lands within our borders and to the sense of adventure, challenge and perseverance of those who chose to work in this isolated arctic outpost.

Your AGA presents two artists talks in conjunction with Isachsen, 1948-1978. On Sunday, September 29 at 2 pm, aAron munson will speak about the exhibition and screen original footage shot at the Isachsen station over four decades ago. This event is free to attend as part of Alberta Culture Days at your AGA. David Hoffos will give an artist talk on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 pm; tickets are $15/$10 AGA Members.

The RBC New Works Gallery features new artworks by Alberta artists. Initiated in 1998 and named the RBC New Works Gallery in 2008, this gallery space continues the Art Gallery of Alberta’s tradition of supporting Alberta artists.

 

EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW

The Intellection of Lady Spider House
Friday, September 13, 1 pm, Art Gallery of Alberta

Remarks by Catherine Crowston, Executive Director / Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta
Interviews and exhibition access are available following the opening remarks.

For media information, to coordinate interviews and to RSVP for the Media Preview please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist
T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

Oksana Gowin, Director, Marketing & Communications
T: 780.392.2466 E: Oksana.Gowin@youraga.ca

 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Events

Members’ Opening Reception
Friday, September 13, 7:30 pm
AGA Members and VIPs Only

Funhouse Refinery Late-Night Art Party
Saturday, November 16, 9 pm-2 am | 18+

Public Programs

Geoffrey Farmer in Conversation: The Intellection of Lady Spider House.
Friday, September 13, 6 pm

BMO All Day Sunday: Assembling Structures
Sunday, September 15, 12-4 pm

Artist Talk: The AGA Presents aAron munson
Sunday, September 29, 2 pm

Film: Take Shelter
Tuesday, October 8, 7 pm
Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre

Art for Lunch: Creating Environments for Contemporary Art
Thursday, October 17, 12:10-12:50 pm

Artist Talk: The AGA Presents David Hoffos
Wednesday, December 11, 7 pm


ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

August 19, 2013

Now open! New Manning Hall installation invites viewers to play at your AGA.

 
The Art Gallery of Alberta’s (AGA) Manning Hall has been transformed into a giant word search puzzle by Lethbridge-based artist Megan Morman,. Now You See It, the AGA’s latest commission for the Gallery’s main level public space, is now on view; admission is free.

The AGA will host Megan Morman in Conversation the Artist on Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm. This informal and engaging talk between Morman and AGA Curator Kristy Trinier is free for AGA Members or free with paid admission.

Designed to be an interactive game, Now You See It also celebrates numerous artists whose work is in the AGA’s permanent collection, as it is their names that are hidden in the puzzle. The AGA’s collection consists of almost 6,000 art works, in all media, by Canadian and international artists including A.Y. Jackson, Tom Thomson, Anthony Caro and Edward Burtynsky.

Viewers are encouraged to become active participants as they try to solve the word search puzzle to discover all 280 names. Visitors can take away a paper version of the word search to fill out; an answer key is available at AGA Member and Guests Services. For Morman, play is an integral part of the work as it encourages participation and social exchange that is fundamental to how art and ideas circulate in the world.

Initiated in the fall of 2011, the Manning Hall commission series provides a unique opportunity for the AGA to support the creation and exhibition of new, site-specific works by Alberta artists. Previous commissions were Dara Humniski: MASS (2011) and MARK CLINTBERG: Behind this lies my true desire for you (2012).

The Art Gallery of Alberta’s Ernest C. Manning Hall is a multi-use, large-scale space for public and private events and programs. Manning Hall is open to the public and can be accessed without paid admission. Please note, Manning Hall is one of the AGA’s rental spaces. Due to booked events, the artwork on display in this space may be unavailable for viewing. Please call ahead to confirm this exhibition is open to the public.

For media information or for interviews please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist
T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

Public Programs and Events

 

Public Programs

Conversation with the Artist: Megan Morman with Kristy Trinier
Sunday, September 15, 2 pm
Free with Gallery admission

BYOP: Game Night
Wednesday, October 16, 5-9 pm
Free with Gallery admission

BMO All Day Sunday: Games Day
Sunday, December 15, 12-4 pm
Free with Gallery admission

Events

Members Opening Reception
Friday, September 13, 7:30 pm
AGA Members and VIPs Only

 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Megan Morman’s practice wrestles with questions of belonging, artistic socialization and “recognition by one’s peers”; she’s particularly interested the ways that membership in professional communities is established through storytelling, gossip and insinuation. Her text-based work uses humour, games and the visual vocabulary of childhood to animate people, places and ideas.

Morman’s visual and performative work has shown across Canada at artist-run galleries and festivals including ARTSPACE, Neutral Ground, Gallery 101, Open Space and Mountain Standard Time. Since graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she has worked in design and communications with arts and queer cultural organizations. Born in Minnesota, Morman is currently based in Lethbridge, Alberta.

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

July 17, 2013

Watercolour paintings from London’s famed Victoria & Albert Museum come to Edmonton.

AGA hosts North American debut of major exhibition.

Edmonton, AB (July 17/13) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is thrilled to welcome 100 historical watercolour paintings from the world-famous Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England. The North American debut of Water Into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A, 1750-1950 opens at the AGA on July 20, 2013.

Water Into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A, 1750-1950 is a rare opportunity to see 200 years of watercolour paintings. This exhibition includes examples from the leading artists of the time including William Blake, John Constable and J.M.W. Turner. Works range from quick sketches to highly detailed works, providing visitors with an opportunity to view diverse styles of watercolour painting.

Once used as a purely practical method to record land topography and natural specimens, watercolour became a popular medium in its own right in the 18th century—prized for its colours, fluidity and translucent qualities; by the 19th century, watercolour was deemed a ‘national art’ in Britain.

Seen as a responsive medium, the spontaneity of watercolour helped transform attitudes towards landscapes—from mere observation to a personal response. Many of the landscape works in this exhibition are highly expressive, designed to evoke emotion in viewers either through representing nature as a powerful force—turbulent and sublime—or, in contrast, conveying nostalgia and sentiment for a simpler, rural life.

Britain’s strong literary tradition is evident in some of the paintings on view in this exhibition, as many watercolourists worked as illustrators for leading authors. Visitors will be able to see watercolours created for literary works by Charles Dickens, Frances Hodgson Burnett, who wrote The Secret Garden, and biblical illustrations by William Blake, who also illustrated his own writings.

Water Into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A, 1750-1950 is the second exhibition of British Art at your AGA. 19th Century British Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada, now on view, complements the watercolours exhibition and allows visitors to see how painting and photography were used to capture similar subject matter during the same time period.

Water Into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A, 1750-1950 is on view until November 24, 2013. The exhibition is curated by Katherine Coombs, Curator of Paintings at the V&A and organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Also Opening July 20

The AGA presents New Acquisitions: Views and Vistas, on view from July 20-October 6, 2013.
This is the second in a pair of exhibitions to showcase recent acquisitions to the AGA’s permanent collection. This exhibition, made up of historical and contemporary paintings and photographs, demonstrates how the landscape has been and continues to be a powerful focus for many Canadian artists.

Artists featured in this exhibition are: Edward Burtynsky, A.J. Casson, Gregory Hardy, Lawren Harris, John Hartman, George Hunter, A.Y. Jackson, William Johnston and Lynn Malin.

 

EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW BY APPOINTMENT

Friday, July 19, 1:30 pm onwards, Art Gallery of Alberta

Catherine Crowston, Executive Director / Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta and Tony Kay, British Consul General Calgary, will be available for interviews.

For media information, to coordinate interviews and to RSVP for the Media Preview, please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist
T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

Oksana Gowin, Director, Marketing & Communications
T: 780.392.2466 E: Oksana.Gowin@youraga.ca

 

Public Programs and Events

Events

Members’ Opening Reception
Friday, July 19, 7:30 pm
AGA Members and VIPs Only

Public Programs

BMO All Day Sunday: Liquid State
Sunday, July 21, 12-4 pm
Free with Gallery Admission

 

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

Media Release
May 7, 2013

New AGA lecture series explores the art of collecting.

Edmonton, AB (May 7/13) – You don’t need to be a millionaire or an art expert, but what does it take to start your own art collection? The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) explores this question in The Collectors Series, a new series of talks with Canadian private art collectors. The first talk takes place on May 15 at 7 pm.

Throughout 2013, AGA exhibitions and programs will examine the role of collecting, both institutional and private, and how these collections are reflective of certain times, places as well as personalities.
In this ongoing lecture series, the AGA has invited a small group of Canadian private collectors to speak, in conversation, about their interests, goals and ambitions for their collections. What is evident is that one need not be an art expert or a millionaire to start an art collection. Interest, curiosity and passion are often enough to spark what could eventually be a lasting visual legacy.

Our year-long investigation of collecting will continue this summer with two exhibitions of new acquisitions to the AGA collection. New Acquisitions: The Mitchell Endowment opens May 25 and New Acquisitions: Views and Vistas opens July 20.

The series begins on Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm with Grande Prairie art collector Murray Quinn in conversation with AGA Executive Director / Chief Curator Catherin Crowston. Then on Wednesday, June 26, join Ottawa-based collector Joe Friday joins Dr. William Wood, and on Wednesday, September 11, Vancouver art collector and writer Claudia Beck is in conversation with Nancy Tousley.

Murray Quinn has been acquiring works for the past 21 years. His collection holds almost exclusively contemporary works including painting, sculpture, video, photography, conceptual and kinetic pieces. Some of the artists represented in his collection include Chris Cran, Jason DeHaan, Brian Jungen, Evan Penny, Michael Snow, Peter von Tiesenhausen and Joyce Weiland.

Joe Friday has been building his art collection for more than 20 years. It is focused on contemporary, conceptual-based art and includes works by a number of Canadian and international artists, including Ian Wallace, Brian Jungen, Ken Lum, Gareth Moore, Liz Magor, Carol Wainio, Geoffrey Farmer, General Idea, Ron Terada, Simon Starling, Thomas Ruff, Fiona Banner, Douglas Gordon, Elmgreen & Dragset and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Friday’s collection has been the subject of an exhibition and catalogue entitled, Prototype, at the Carleton University Art Gallery. His collecting activities have been featured in a number of publications, including Canadian Art, the Globe and Mail, Report on Business and the Ottawa Citizen. He has spoken about collecting in a number of venues, including Art Forum Berlin, the Canadian Visual Arts Summit and the University of Ottawa.

Claudia Beck is an art collector and writer who lives and works in Vancouver. In 1976, Beck started the NOVA Gallery to show photographs by such artists as Fox Talbot, Julian Margaret, Walker Evans, Ian Wallace and N.E. Thing Co. It was the first gallery to show the work of Jeff Wall and is considered to be a pioneer among commercial photography galleries. When the NOVA Gallery was closed in 1982, Beck and her partner donated a large portion of the photography collection to the Vancouver Art Gallery, which was marked by an exhibition titled Real Pictures. Beck has sat on the Board of Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery during their building project, is a trustee of the Vancouver Art Gallery and has served for four years as head of the Acquisitions Committee of the Getty Museum Photo Council in LA.

The Collectors Series
Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta
Tickets: $15/$10 AGA Members per talk

To purchase tickets visit youraga.ca or call 780.422.6223.

Wednesday, May 15, 7 pm
Murray Quinn with Catherine Crowston

Wednesday, June 26, 7 pm
Joe Friday with Dr. William Wood

Wednesday, September 11, 7 pm
Claudia Beck with Nancy Tousley

For media information or to coordinate interviews please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist

T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

Media Release
May 17, 2013

Summer starts on a high note at the Art Gallery of Alberta!

Your AGA premieres two exhibitions of contemporary art with a musical focus, along with a debut of new acquisitions to the permanent collection.

Edmonton, AB (May 17/13) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is thrilled to announce three new exhibitions opening in May and June: The Piano (May 25-August 18); New Acquisitions: The Mitchell Endowment (May 25-July 1); and ADAM WALDRON-BLAIN: does his best (June 29-August 18). Unique programs and events will complement these exhibitions including, a baby grand piano turned bar (complete with summer cocktails!); a not-to-be-missed performance; a Rip-Roarin’ Refinery party and an amateur music night.

EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW

The Piano and New Acquisitions: The Mitchell Endowment
Friday, May 24, 1:30 pm, Art Gallery of Alberta

Remarks by Catherine Crowston, Executive Director / Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta.
The following artists from The Piano will be available for interviews:
Dean Baldwin
Charles Stankievech

Interviews and exhibition access are available following the opening remarks.

The Piano features work by 13 contemporary artists, which take the form of video projections, performances and sculptural installations—from gutted innards to hammered keys, synchronized scores and the comfort of a piano bar. The works examine the image of the pianist, from the virtuoso to the DIY amateur and the role of the piano, from a hub of bar room entertainment to an instrument of reverie and personal salvation.

“Visitors will be immersed in a powerful auditory and visual experience focused on the piano. The works in this exhibition continue the experimental tendencies of the post war avant-garde”, says Catherine Crowston, AGA’s Executive Director / Chief Curator. “Some of the artists seek to produce new and innovative sounds; others transform the piano into a mute, sculptural object, thereby denying its function as a musical instrument and source of popular entertainment.”

Artists in The Piano are: Dean Baldwin, Patrick Bernatchez, Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Carole Itter, Tim Lee, Euan MacDonald, George Maciunas, Gordon Monahan, Katie Paterson, Rober Racine, Michael Snow and Charles Stankievech.

Unique highlights of this exhibition include Dean Baldwin’s Bar Piano, a fully functional bar built from a baby grand piano. From May 29-August 14, visitors will be able to enjoy a complimentary cocktail on the Gallery’s outdoor Terrace served from the Bar Piano during the AGA’s new late-night Wednesdays. A one-time re-creation of George Maciunas’ Piano Piece #13 (for Nam June Paik), where all 88 keys of an upright piano are nailed down one-by-one, will take place on Friday, May 24 at 7 pm, performed by Nik 7 of Shout Out Out Out Out. Admission to this performance is free.

In partnership with Metro Cinema Society, the AGA presents The Piano Film Series, featuring critically acclaimed, feature-length films that revolve around the subject of the piano. The Piano Film Series begins on Saturday, May 25, 4 pm at Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre. The AGA is also presents BMO All Day Sunday: Perfect Pitch on Sunday, May 26 from 12-4 pm. Visitors of all ages will be able to make their own instrument, take part in a jamming session, listen to live music and have fun with the hands-on Instrument Petting Zoo, courtesy of the Winspear Centre.

The Piano is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House. The exhibition is curated by Barbara Fischer and Catherine Crowston and presented by Enbridge and Giovanni Music.

Also opening on May 25 is New Acquisitions: The Mitchell Endowment, which is the first of two exhibitions this summer that showcases artworks recently add to the AGA’s permanent collection. As part of their support of the Art Gallery of Alberta’s New Vision capital project, Edmonton’s Mitchell family donated funds to build the AGA’s permanent collection, focusing on works by living Canadian artists. The exhibition features the first works acquired with this fund by five Alberta artists: Robin Arseneault, Calgary; David Hoffos, Lethbridge; Chris Millar, Calgary; Royden Mills, Edmonton and Laura St. Pierre, Grand Prairie. This exhibition is on view until July 1, 2013.

MORE MUSIC IN JUNE

To harmonize with our musical theme, your AGA will premiere new work by Edmonton artist Adam Waldron-Blain. ADAM WALDON-BLAIN: does his best, on view from June 29-August 18, 2013, presents us with the amateur musician, with all of their flaws and imperfections.

Using performance, video and text, Waldron-Blain takes his broken heart turns it into the centre of his work. While some may sing a sad song, Waldron-Blain stretches his to an absurd end; in an exhaustingly long performance that points to the emptiness and simultaneous sincerity of popular music. As he places the personal into the public realm, Waldron-Blain draws our attention to the inadequacy of the language of love.

Over the course of this exhibition, Waldron-Blain will undertake a series of durational performances on the violin. These will be accompanied by videos and a text-based installation. Visit youraga.ca for a performance schedule. This exhibition is presented in the AGA’s RBC New Works Gallery, a space devoted to the presentation of contemporary work by Alberta artists.

Conversation with the Artist, featuring Adam Waldron-Blain with exhibition curator Ruth Burns, will take place on Friday, June 28 at 6:30 pm and is free with Gallery admission.

Public Programs and Events

Dean Baldwin, Bar Piano, 2012
May 29-August 14, Wednesdays, 5-9 pm
Serving Signature Cocktails on the Third Floor Foyer

Performance: George Maciunas, Piano Piece #13 (for Nam June Paik), 1962
Friday, May 24, 7 pm
Free

Members’ Opening Reception
Friday, May 24, 7:30 pm
AGA Members and VIPs Only

The Piano Film Series
Starts Saturday, May 25, 4 pm
Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 Street
$10 Adults/$8 AGA & Metro Members, Students and Seniors

BMO All Day Sunday: Pitch Perfect
Sunday, May 26, 12-4 pm
Free with Gallery Admission

The Rip-Roarin’ Refinery
Late-Night Art Party
Saturday, June 1, 9 pm-2 am
$45/$39 AGA Members

Art for Lunch: Piano as an Artistic Medium
Thursday, June 20, 12:10-12:50 pm
Free

AGA Book Club: Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould by Kevin Bazzana (2003)
Thursday, June 27, 7 pm
Free; registration required

Amateur Night at the Gallery
Wednesday, August 14, 5-9 pm
City of Edmonton Terrace
Free with Gallery admission


For media information, to coordinate interviews and to RSVP for the Media Preview, please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist

T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

Oksana Gowin, Director of Marketing & Communications

T: 780.392.2466 E: Oksana.Gowin@youraga.ca

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.