Art Gallery of Alberta

What’s ahead this May at your AGA

It’s all happening this month at your AGA! Survival Guide closes with a final performance; Vibe warms up with live music, tapas and drinks; bidders get ready to party with purpose at Art on the Block; art lovers build and create in Art & Motion; and visitors are invited to explore a special Alberta Biennial edition of Art for Lunch.

To participate in your AGA’s programming, events and education classes is easy and fun. With all of the vibrant and interactive activities planned, make sure the gallery is one of your prime destinations this May.

Programming and Events

5 Waves of Inspiration Community Exhibition Opening
May 6 | 6:30 PM
Ledcor Lobby
Free

Survival Guide Closing Performance
May 7 | 4:45 PM
Third floor landing
Free with admission

Art on the Block | Reception & Art Auction
May 12 | 7 PM
$135

5 Waves of Inspiration: Community Exhibition Lunch Lecture Series
May 16, 17, 24 and 27 | 12 PM
Ledcor Lobby
Free

Art For Lunch: Biennial for Lunch
Svea Ferguson: Wilderness drawing, three ways
May 18 | 12:10 PM
Manning Hall
Free

Vibe: Eva Foote and Ella Coyes
May 19 | 5 PM
$12.50/$10 AGA Members and Ultra Members

for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art: Curator’s Tour
May 27 | 2 PM
Free with admission

Film Night: The Time Being, 2012
May 31, 7 PM
Ledcor Theatre
Free

Education

Art & Motion
Youth (ages 9–12)
May 6–June 17 | 10–11:30 PM
$100/$90 AGA Members

Inspired by featured artists Peter Fischli & David Weiss’ video work The Way Things Go, this sculpture class focuses on the concept of movement in art. Experiment with materials, develop movement inspired prototypes, test out your design and build a series of kinetic sculptures including a Calder-inspired mobile and a Rube Goldberg machine.

All Day Sunday: Creative Collaborators

April 9 | 12–4 PM
Free with admission

Summer ArtBreak Camps

Registration is open for our summer education camps!
9 AM–4 PM | Camps are five days unless otherwise specified

ArtBreak day camps run throughout July and August and are designed to connect students 6-12 with art and ideas. Camps are five days unless otherwise specified.

July 4–7 | Canadian Art Legends (4 days)
July 10–14 | Horse Camp
July 17–21 | For the Time Being (ages 13–17)
July 17–21 | Art Zoo
July 24–28| Art Makers
July 31–August 4 | Shutterbug Club
August 8–11 | Art Journaling (4 days)
August 14–18 | Creative Collaborations
August 14–18 | Portfolio Prep (ages 13–17)
August 21–25 | Animation Camp

Ongoing

Tours for Tots
A perfect morning date for parents and their 3-5 year olds; starting at 10 AM.
Every Wednesday.

Adult Drop-In
Get your art on every Wednesday from 7–9 PM!
No experience necessary

Studio Y
Express yourself! Thursdays at 4 PM