Talks & Lectures
Wednesday, May 15 | Collectors Series: Murray Quinn with Catherine Crowston | More information >
Thursday, June 13 | Curator’s Tour: The Bequest with Ruth Burns | More information >
Wednesday, June 26 | Collectors Series: Joe Friday with William Wood | More information >
Friday, June 28 | Conversation with the Artist: Adam Waldron-Blain with curator Ruth Burns | More information >
Wednesday, September 11 | Collectors Series: Claudia Beck with Nancy Tousley | More information >
The Piano Film Series
Metro Cinema at the historic Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 Street
Tickets: $10 / $8 AGA & Metro Members, Students and Seniors
Tickets can be purchased through the Metro Cinema Box Office
Metro Cinema and your AGA are partnering together for another exciting film series! The Piano Film Series features critically acclaimed feature-length films that revolve around the subject of the piano. Including such films as The Piano and Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, this series coincides with the exhibition The Piano, and kicks off on Saturday, May 25.
Saturday, May 25 | Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser | 4 pm | More information>
Tuesday, June 11 | The Piano | 7 pm | More information>
Tuesday, July 9 | Shoot the Piano Player | 7 pm | More information>
Tuesday, August 13 | Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould | 7 pm | More information>
The Piano Film Series is the product of a partnership between the Art Gallery of Alberta and Metro Cinema Society.
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.
The Story of Collecting at the AGA with Devon Beggs
Did you know the Art Gallery of Alberta holds more than 6,000 objects in the permanent collection? This collection took shape over a long period of time as the result of both generous donations and curatorial planning. Join us as we highlight some of the donations and endowments that have shaped the AGA’s collection.
Held in conjunction with The Bequest: Ernest E. Poole and the AGA Collection.
Piano as an Artistic Medium with Noelle Belanger
Contemporary art has a rich history of works that feature the piano. The exhibition, The Piano, features pieces by artists that have approached this subject in a non-traditional and experimental manner. Join us as we explore some of the more unconventional works featured in this unique exhibition.
Held in conjunction with The Piano.
Art for Lunch is going on summer vacation for the months of July and August. See you in September!
AGA Book Club
Explore the dynamic connections found between the visual arts and literature! The AGA Book Club is an exciting partnership between the Art Gallery of Alberta and The Edmonton Public Library. This season, we will be discussing books inspired by the exhibitions A Story of Canadian Art: As told by the Hart House Art Collection and The Piano..
Northern Light: The enduring mystery of Tom Thomson and the woman who loved him
by Roy MacGregor (2010)
Wednesday, May 1, 7 pm
Orange Studio, Lower Level
Romance, mystery, murder? What really happened to Tom Thomson, the creator of one of Canada’s most iconic artworks, The Jack Pine, on the day he drowned? Northern Light: The enduring mystery of Tom Thomson and the woman who loved him, by well-known Canadian journalist and author Roy MacGregor, explores the enduring mysteries of Thomson’s life, loves and violent death in this non-fiction novel.
Held in conjunction with the exhibition A Story of Canadian Art: As told by the Hart House Collection.
Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould
by Kevin Bazzana (2003)
Thursday, June 27, 7 pm
Orange Studio, Lower Level
Free; call 780.422.6223 to register
Controversial, enigmatic, brilliant, eccentric and dead for more than thirty years, yet no list of Canada’s cultural icons is likely to exclude Glenn Gould. Written by a leading authority on Gould, Kevin Bazzana’s Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould “is a complete portrait of the artist and a thorough investigation of the psyche of an enigmatic renaissance man. For insight into this genuine genius, it can’t be beat” (Alan Hirsch, Booklist).
Held in conjunction with the exhibition The Piano.
The program is presented in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library. Go to epl.ca for more information on their many available Book Club programs.
Wednesday Evenings | Bar Piano | More information>
Friday, May 24 | Piano Piece #13 (for Nam June Paik) | More information>
Sunday, May 26 | All Day Sunday: Instrument Petting Zoo | More information >
Saturday, June 1 | The Rip-Roarin’ Refinery | More information>
Thursday, June 6 | Pride Family Craft Night | More information>
Saturdays in July | Adam Waldron-Blain: Does His Best Performance | More information>
Wednesday, August 14 | Amateur Night at the Gallery | More information>