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May 7, 2014
The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is turning 90! Inaugurated on August 18, 1924, the AGA is the oldest cultural institution in the province of Alberta and the only museum dedicated solely to art. To celebrate, your AGA has alot in store: a two-part exhibition highlighting some of the art created in Alberta between 1924 and 2014; birthday activities for all ages of art-enthusiasts, and a year of fascinating exhibitions ready to be revealed.
Media are invited to preview the first exhibition of this Birthday season: 90 x 90: Celebrating Art in Alberta (Part 1) on Friday, May 16 at 1 pm. Join Catherine Crowston, Executive Director and Chief Curator, as she reveals what exhibitions are planned for the coming year, aimed at showcasing Alberta artists to the world and bringing the world of art to Alberta. Light refreshments will be served.
About 90 x 90: Celebrating Art in Alberta
This exhibition highlights a selection of Alberta artists who have contributed to the history, creativity and development of the province’s art scene. A team of art historians and curators considered the artists’ contributions to the character of their communities, their influence as teachers and educators, their innovation within their field, and the recognition that they have received nationally and internationally for their work.
90 x 90 also highlights the depth and importance of Alberta’s public art collections, with works on loan from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Glenbow Museum, the Nickle Art Galleries at the University of Calgary, and the AGA’s own collection. In addition, some works have been borrowed from private collectors and the artists’ studios.
Part 1 of 90 x 90: Celebrating Art in Alberta opens on May 17; Part 2 opens on October 24, 2014.
For media information and to RSVP please contact:
Director of Marketing and Communications
T: 780.392.2466 E : Oksana.Gowin@youraga.ca