Art Gallery of Alberta

Talks, Films & More

Talks & Lectures

Talks & Lectures

 July 2016

Friday, July 29 | Artist in Conversation | JASON DE HAAN: Grey to Pink More information >

Saturday, July 30 | Sonia Del Re and Dr. Dennis Lanigan in Conversation | More information >




Join us in the Ledcor Theatre for free, art-focussed film screenings, taking place one Wednesday evening per month.


Basquiat, 1996
Wednesday, May 25, 7 pm
Directed by Julian Schnabel. Starring Jeffrey Wright, Benicio Del Toro, and David Bowie.
Ledcor Theatre

This film details the life of American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat from his humble beginnings to a career in the New York art scene.

Amiskwaciy History Series—National Aboriginal Day Film Screening
Tuesday, June 21, Doors at 6 pm. Program starts at 6:30 pm
Ledcor Theatre

In partnership with the Amiskwaciy History Series, we will screen the film Hands of History (54 minutes) by Loretta Todd, followed by a short panel discussion. Join us for this special day as we honour the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Amiskwaciy History Series is an Aboriginal grassroots led initiative to create awareness regarding the often untold Indigenous history of Edmonton and area. The program is being shown in connection with National Aboriginal Day.

Art & Copy, 2009
Wednesday, June 29, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre

Art and Copy documents the work of major advertisers and designers whose creative work has had a major impact on business and culture. Exploding from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s, these artists and writers brought a rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation. The artists featured in Art & Copy were responsible for “Just Do It”, “I Love NY”, “Where’s the Beef?”, “Got Milk”, “Think Different” and other brilliant campaigns.


Beltracchi—The Art of Forgery, 2014
Wednesday, July 27, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre

A documentary on the life of Wolfgang Beltracci, a master art-forger who was sentenced to six years in prison after he was found guilty of participating in a major international art scam. This film is being screened in connection with The Unvarnished Truth: Exploring the Material History of Paintings.


Possession, 2002
Wednesday, August 31, 7 pm
Directed by Neil LaBute. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart.
Ledcor Theatre

Based on the novel by A. S. Byatt, Possession follows Roland Michell, a scholar studying the work of Randolph Henry Ash, and Maud Bailey, an academic researching Victorian poet Christabel LaMotte. After discovering a series of love letters between Ash and LeMotte, Michell and Bailey travel around the world to discover more about this secret romance. The character of Christabel LaMotte was inspired by Christina Rossetti who was known to be connected with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Work of the Pre-Raphaelites can be seen in the Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection.

Special Events

May 2016

Tuesday, June 21,
 National Aboriginal Day | More information >

Friday, July 1, Dentons Canada Day | More information >

Art for Lunch

Art for Lunch


Art for Lunch 2016– Now a Tour Program!

Third Thursday of the Month
12:10 – 12:50 pm

Are you ravenous for deeper learning about art? Join one of our skilled Gallery Attendants each month for an insightful perspective on an AGA exhibition or exhibited artwork, and then explore the core themes through looking at art together.

May 19
The Unvarnished Truth: Exploring the Material History of Paintings

June 16
Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact

July 21
A Parallel Excavation: Duane Linklater and Tanya Lukin Linklater

August 18
Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection