Art Gallery of Alberta

Talks, Films & More

Talks & Lectures

Talks & Lectures

June 2015

Wednesday, June 10 | Heffel Fine Art Auction House Valuation Day | More information >

Friday, June 26 | Conversation with the Artist – Wil Murray | More information >

Sunday, June 28 | Modernism in Toronto: Or Border and Edge in the ‘Bush Garden’ | More information >

July 2015

Wednesday, July 8 | Problem Solving with the Unlimited Dream Company | More information >

Wednesday, July 15 | Publication as Art Practice: A Workshop with Publication Studio Vancouver More information >

Wednesday, July 29 | Jack Bush: A Garden of Colour | More information >



Jack Bush
56 minutes | 1979

Wednesday, June 3, 7pm
Ledcor Theatre
Free with Gallery Admission

In an interview he gave before his death, Bush talks about his life, his work, and the development of art in Canada over the past 25 years. Exhibitions of his work are shown, in particular a retrospective at which he and his friend Clement Greenberg, noted New York art critic, talk about his paintings.

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Art for Lunch

Art for Lunch


Third Thursday of every month 12:10-12:50 pm
Ledcor Theatre Foyer

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.

May 21

The Double Bind: Conversations between Modernism and Postmodernism
with Ellen Pyear

This Art for Lunch will take a closer look at a few of the dynamic pairings in the exhibition The Double Bind in order to further explore some of the contrasting and complementary tendencies associated with Modern and Postmodern art.

June 18

Jack Bush
with Adam Whitford

The paintings and artwork featured in Jack Bush not only represent the artistic achievements of a single man, but the trajectory of high modern painting in Canada. Join Adam Whitford as he discusses the influence of critic Clement Greenberg on both the creation of Bush’s work and the formation of a modern Canadian school of painters.