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February 2015
$15/ $8 AGA Members

Curator’s Tour of Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Curator Kristy Trinier will provide a tour of Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. The tour will begin with a walk-through of the Art Gallery of Alberta sites featuring artworks from the exhibition, and then include bus transportation to the historic Gibson Block Building and Enterprise Square Galleries where the rest of the exhibition is on view. This tour will highlight several works in the exhibition, providing more details on the artists and their practice, and behind-the-scenes information on…

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Art for Lunch: Reinventing the Home

December 18, 2014 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Reinventing the Home Levittown, located on Long Island, was the first large-scale suburb in North America and is considered an archetype for post-war residential areas throughout the continent. In this Art for Lunch we will compare Levittown to our city’s Mill Woods in a conversation that explores and contrasts suburban development. Thursday, December 18 12:10-12:50 pm Ledcor Theatre Foyer Free

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Curating Contemporary Aboriginal Art

December 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Join us for a free talk about curating contemporary Aboriginal art with Daina Warren. Daina Warren is a member of the Montana or Akamihk Cree Nation in Maskwacis (Bear Hills), Alberta. In 2000, she was awarded the Canada Council’s Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts program to work with grunt gallery in Vancouver. More information >

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Conversation with the Artist: Colin Smith

December 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

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 COLIN SMITH: Obscure Inversions. Friday, December 5, 6:30 pm RBC New Works Gallery, Second Level Free More information >

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One Night Of… The City

December 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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This multidisciplinary forum will present invited speakers to debate the question: What makes a City? What is the future of the city? During this event, the idea of The City will be approached from a variety of perspectives, including urban planning and development, artists exploring social practices in the public domain and architecture. One Night Of…The City is hosted in conjunction with a suite of current AGA exhibitions that explores different aspects of the city represented in video, sculpture and…

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November 2014
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Art for Lunch: Film as Art?

November 20, 2014 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Film as Art? A Moving Image features the work of 5 contemporary artists of international acclaim. Each uses time-based media, such as film and video, as the focus of their artistic practice. But what is Video Art exactly? Why do I have to see it in gallery, instead of just watching it on YouTube? Using works in A Moving Image, this Art for Lunch explores these questions and unpacks some of the challenges of video art. Thursday, November 20 12:10-12:50…

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The Toulouse Lecture

November 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was an astonishingly inventive artist who was an aristocrat, dwarf, and dipsomaniac who died just short of his 37th birthday. The lecture will however separate the artist’s extraordinarily innovative art from the details of his colourful life. Hollis Clayson will focus on four topics: his invention of the imagery by which we know Belle Epoque Paris, his pioneering work in the medium of the poster, his triumph with the artistic avant garde as well as a mass…

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October 2014

Contemporary Art 101: Film & Video

October 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Join us as Dr. William Wood discusses issues raised by the projection of film and video in art galleries. These issues include the position of the viewer in relation to time-based media and its curious intertwining with notions of contemplation encouraged by static works of art. Wednesday, October 15, 7 pm Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level $15/ $8 AGA Members (Ticket includes Gallery Admission) Free for Ultra and Curator’s Circle Members and Artist Patrons Purchase tickets > More information >

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September 2014

Alberta Culture Days

September 27, 2014 @ 11:00 am - September 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days at your AGA! We will be offering fun and engaging workshops, talk, tours and more! More information and schedule >

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Art for Lunch

September 18, 2014 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Feed your appetite with Art for Lunch! Art for Lunch is an informal lecture series designed to heighten your understanding of current AGA exhibitions. Bring your own lunch – or pick something up from the Terrace Café on the AGA’s third floor. September 18 Edmonton Visual Artists and the RCA with Heather Shepherd Since its inception in 1880, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) has striven to celebrate and support visual artists nationwide. Currently, the Edmonton-area is home to…

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