Art Gallery of Alberta

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Films

Films

Join us in the Ledcor Theatre for free, art-focussed film screenings, taking place one Wednesday evening per month.

Possession, 2002

Wednesday, August 31, 7 pm
Directed by Neil LaBute. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart.
Ledcor Theatre
FREE

Based on the novel by A. S. Byatt, Possession follows Roland Michell, a scholar studying the work of Randolph Henry Ash, and Maud Bailey, an academic researching Victorian poet Christabel LaMotte. After discovering a series of love letters between Ash and LeMotte, Michell and Bailey travel around the world to discover more about this secret romance. The character of Christabel LaMotte was inspired by Christina Rossetti who was known to be connected with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Work of the Pre-Raphaelites can be seen in the Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection.

 

Neon, 2014

Wednesday, September 28, 7pm
Ledcor Theatre
FREE

 Neon retraces the history of the Cold War era neon signs of Warsaw, the context that generated them, the people and places connected with them, and the many meanings they have acquired since they were created.

Souvenir of Canada, 2006

Wednesday, October 26, 7pm
Ledcor Theatre
FREE

Souvenir of Canada looks at all of the things that give Canada its particular cultural identity. The documentary is inspired by Douglas Copeland’s novel of the same name and features Copeland as the narrator in the film.


Art in the 21st Century – Boundaries

Wednesday, November 30, 7pm
Ledcor Theatre
FREE

This episode of Art in the 21st Century will feature interviews by artists David Altmejd, Lynda Bengalis and Tabaimo as they discuss their work outside of the traditional boundaries of subject matter and media. This episode is being screened in connection with David Altmejd: The Vessel and provides an opportunity to hear about the work directly from the artist.

Art for Lunch

Art for Lunch

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Art for Lunch 2016– Now a Tour Program!

Third Thursday of the Month
12:10 – 12:50 pm
FREE

Are you ravenous for deeper learning about art? Join one of our skilled Gallery Attendants each month for an insightful perspective on an AGA exhibition or exhibited artwork, and then explore the core themes through looking at art together.

August 18
Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection

September 15
Damian Moppett and Ron Moppett: Manning Hall

October 20
David Altmejd: The Vessel

November 17
The Edge: The Abstract and The Avant-Garde in Canada

December 15
TBD