Art Gallery of Alberta

Upcoming weekend includes day of family activities and wrap up of Soup Can Drive

For Immediate Release
August 16, 2011

EDMONTON, ABAugust 21, 2011 will be the last opportunity to see the Art Gallery of Alberta’s (AGA) popular summer exhibition ANDY WARHOL: Manufactured. The exhibition, which opened on May 28, has drawn almost 30,000 visitors since its opening. The AGA is the only Canadian venue for this internationally-touring exhibition, which features almost 90 works by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

The exhibition closing also marks the end of the AGA’s Warhol-inspired Soup Can Drive. The AGA has been encouraging visitors to bring cans of soup (or other non-perishable food items) for donation to Edmonton’s Food Bank throughout the run of ANDY WARHOL: Manufactured. Guests can also purchase oversized cans of Campbell’s Soup to donate at the Gallery’s Shop AGA with net proceeds also donated to Edmonton’s Food Bank. To date, Shop AGA has sold more than 375 extra-large cans of soup.

On Sunday, August 21 from noon-4 pm, the AGA will also present art activities for kids and families during All Day Sunday: Traffic Jam. All Day Sunday programming is free with Gallery admission and free for AGA Members. Activities and projects, including Family Fun Tours, a conceptual art photo booth and instruction-based drawing, will be inspired by the current exhibition TRAFFIC: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980.

All Day Sunday: Traffic Jam
Sunday, August 21, noon-4 pm
Free with Admission

All Day Sundays are monthly family programs at the AGA. All Day Sundays take place on the third Sunday of every month from noon to 4 pm and are free with Gallery Admission. Activities are themed around current exhibitions with new art adventures each month for people of all ages.

Visitor Information

The AGA’s hours of operation are: 11 am to 7 pm on Tuesday to Friday; 11 am to 5 pm on weekends; closed Monday. Admission is $12.50 for adults; $8.50 for students and seniors; $26.50 for families (two adults and up to four minors); free for children six years old and under and free for AGA Members. AGA Memberships cost $55 for adults; $85 for families; $35 for students and seniors and $70 for senior couples.

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 AGA recently underwent a major re-building project. Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 sq foot (7,900 sq metres) new AGA opened to the public on January 31, 2010. The new Gallery features three floors of premiere exhibition space; the City of Edmonton Terrace; the Singhmar Centre for Art Education; Zinc Restaurant; Shop AGA; Ledcor Theatre and an Art Rental and Sales Gallery.

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Alison Bulloch, Media Relations & Communications Coordinator
T: 780.392.2468 E: alison.bulloch@youraga.ca

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.