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AGA’s late-night art party returns with a ball of monstrous proportions!

Edmonton, AB (October 2/12) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) brings you an evening where the strange meets the beautiful at The Monstrous Baroque Refinery, Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 9 pm to 2 am.

Supernatural creatures mingle with 17th century-inspired opulence for this Refinery under the creative direction of Kristen Hutchinson and Jennifer Forsyth, founding members of fast & dirty Artist and Curatorial Collective.

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New Appointment to AGA Board of Directors

Edmonton, AB (October 1/12) – Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) Board Chair, Barry Zalmanowitz, Q.C. announced today the appointment of Chris Fowler, President and Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Western Bank (CWB), to the AGA Board of Directors.

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Visionary Capital Powered Art program will continue to bring world-class art to the Art Gallery of Alberta

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2012

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is very pleased to announce that Capital Power will continue its support of The National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta program through the Capital Powered Art initiative for the next three (3) years. Capital Power has supported this initiative since its inception in 2010, which has enabled the AGA to feature the work of artists such as M.C. Escher, Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso, among others.

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The National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta program will continue to bring the best of the nation’s collection to Alberta

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2012

Albertans will continue to enjoy Canada’s national art treasures for another three (3) years. The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), along with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), announced today their partnership has been renewed for 2013-2015.

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Enter a world of material excess, accumulation, bravado and theatricality in Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque opening at your AGA

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2012

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to open its Block III exhibition schedule with Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque, September 15, 2012-January 6, 2013.

The art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann once criticized the 17th-century Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s exuberant aesthetic for being misguided, accusing him as having been ‘misled by nature’. The critique stands as one of the many that rejected the ornate excesses of the Baroque period (1620-1800), denouncing its art and architecture as a decadent, if not decayed, betrayal of Renaissance achievements and ideals. Today, many scholars consider the historical Baroque of strong relevance as the era that ushered in the modern world.

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A season of strange beauty and the Baroque; NEW exhibitions challenge the senses this fall at your AGA

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2012

This fall, the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) takes you on a journey of wonder and strange beauty. Spanning seven centuries, the upcoming exhibitions are fantastic and thought-provoking; myth, mutation and the grotesque mingle with the opulence and ornamentation of the Baroque to create a unique and engaging AGA experience.

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Your AGA receives 2012 American Architecture Award

For Immediate Release
August 3, 2012

Edmonton, AB (August 3/12) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to announce that Randall Stout Architects has been awarded the 2012 American Architecture Award for the design of the new Art Gallery of Alberta building. Awarded by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum, the American Architecture Awards are the highest and most prestigious awards to recognize international architectural achievement and new, cutting-edge design.

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New works by Edmonton artist Catherine Burgess at your AGA

For Immediate Release
July 6, 2012

Edmonton, AB (July 6/12) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to announce the new exhibition CATHERINE BURGESS: Absence | Presence, open July 14-October 14, 2012.

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AGA to unveil the second work in the Manning Hall commission series

For Immediate Release
July 6, 2012 

Edmonton, AB (July 6/12) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) will unveil the second, site-specific exhibition created for Manning Hall, MARK CLINTBERG: Behind this lies my true desire for you, on July 14, 2012. This exhibition will run until December 30, 2012.

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36 artists from 9 Alberta communities; the AGA announces the artists to be featured in the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2012 

Edmonton, AB (June 29/12) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is pleased to announce the names of the artists who have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, to be presented January 26-May 5, 2013.

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