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July 2014

Conversation with the Artist: Alma Louise Visscher

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Located within exhibition spaces, Conversation with the Artist is an ongoing series that features informal and engaging talks between artists, curators and audience members. Join us as we discuss the works featured in the RBC New Works exhibition ALMA LOUISE VISSCHER: Cathedral Cumulus. Alma Louise Visscher is a graduate of the University of Alberta MFA program (Drawing/Intermedia 2011) and an emerging artist based in Edmonton, AB. Her current work oscillates between drawing, installation, and sculpture – with a focus on…

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June 2014
Free

Film screening: From Nothing, Something

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines to find the common techniques, habits and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process – straight from the brains of some of culture’s most unique and accomplished talents. Featuring interviews with: Songwriter Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter/Novelist Tom Perrotta (Election, Little Children), Hollywood creature designer Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus), Top Chefs Mary Sue Milliken &…

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Curator’s Tour: New Lines

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get an exclusive sneak peek and learn more about New Lines: Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada with exhibition curator Rhiannon Vogl. Thursday, June 19, 6 pm Gallery C, Main Level $15/ $8 AGA Members Free for Ultra and Curator’s Circle Members and Artist Patrons

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Art for Lunch

June 19 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Join us for the last Art for Lunch of the season! Alberta Art and the History of the AGA From its first location at the Hotel MacDonald to the current address at Churchill Square, the Art Gallery of Alberta has held an interest in the province’s art scene. In this Art for Lunch, get the opportunity to see what sort of Alberta-influenced artists have made their way into the gallery’s exhibitions and how this local art has reflected the history…

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In-Gallery Talk: High Adventure

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

With humour, charm, and dogged persistence Byron Harmon created and documented the quintessential wilderness journey of his time. During this in-gallery talk, Harmon will lead the way through the exhibition with personal comments on how and why the photographs were taken, what would have been involved in staging them, and their significance to the narrative. Wilderness Journey: Pilgrimage and Metaphor with Carole Harmon Thursday, June 12, 7 pm Galleries E & F, Second Level $15/ $8 AGA Members Free for…

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Our City of Queer Champions

June 9 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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In anticipation of PRIDE 35, join a panel of Queer storytellers for a cruise through the people, places, and events that developed Edmonton’s LGBTQ* community. Flashback to stories untold: scandal, sex, intrigue, friendship, faith, fear, music, arts, culture, and politics. Long before the days of equal marriage, travel back in time and preview the building of a historical collaboration between the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services, the Edmonton Pride Festival Society, the Edmonton Heritage Council, and the City…

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May 2014

Making Histories: Artists, Museums, Places

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This panel will be structured as a speculative conversation about how the history of art in Canada is written, what and who determines this: academies, institutions, curators, artists, collectors, critics? How do artists respond, and what changes are possible over time? Between them, the four participating speakers—David Garneau, Anthony Kiendl, Mary-Beth Laviolette and Anne Whitelaw—have a wide and diverse range of experience, from curatorial work (both institutional and independent), art historical and critical writing as well as artistic practice. All…

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Art for Lunch: Jasper and the Group of Seven

May 15 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

In 1924 two members of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson, travelled to the Alberta Rockies for the first time. The trip occurred at a time when Jasper National Park was being developed into the tourist destination it is today. This lecture will discuss the history of these two artists in Alberta and the development of Jasper Park during this time period. Held in conjunction with Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson: Jasper / Robson, 1924. Third Thursday…

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In-Gallery Talk: Jasper / Robson, 1924

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With Douglas Maclean Walk through the exhibition Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson: Jasper / Robson, 1924 with Canadian Art Gallery Director Douglas Maclean. In this informal in-gallery talk, Maclean will explore the differences that Jackson and Harris had about their ideas and contributions to Canadian art. He will also discuss the two painters in relation to the value and perceptions of their work in the Canadian Art market. Canadian Art Gallery Director, Douglas Maclean, is a Canadian art dealer with…

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April 2014

AGA Book Club: Silent Spring

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Considered the inspiration for the environmental movement, Silent Spring has also been dubbed one of the most harmful books of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Rachel Carson was a respected scientist and an award-winning writer when she wrote about the impact of chemicals on the environment and unleashed a storm of controversy that continues more than fifty years after the publication of her ground-breaking work. Join the AGA Book Club on April 23, at 7 p.m., when we discuss Silent…

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