Art Gallery of Alberta

Talks, Films & More

Talks & Lectures

Talks & Lectures

February 2015

Saturday, February 28 | Curator’s Tour of Future Station | More information >

March 2015

Friday, March 20 | Conversation with the Artists – DaveandJenn | More information >

April 2015

Tuesday, April 14 | The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art | More information >

Tuesday, April 21 | Reading Club | More information >

Wednesday, April 29 | Curators Walkthrough – POP SHOW! Dazzled by the Everyday | More information >

May 2015

Wednesdays, May 6-27 | AGA Extra Credit – Modernism & Postmodernism: The Double Bind | More information >

Saturday, May 30 | You Don’t Know Jack – Marc Mayer & Sarah Stanners in Conversation  | More information >


Pop Film Series

Take the opportunity to see samples of popular films from the era of Pop Art’s prime. Each screening will be preceded by a brief introduction by exhibition curator, Laura Ritchie.

The Pop Film Series is screened in conjunction with the exhibition POP SHOW! Dazzled by the Every Day


90 minutes | 1953

Wednesday, April 8, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level

Free with Gallery Admission

When friends vacation in Niagara Falls, friction between one couple leads to murder. See Marilyn Monroe in this 50s film noir.


Valley of the Dolls

123 minutes | 1967

Wednesday, April 15, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level
Free with Gallery Admission

Three young women attempt to make it big in Hollywood. Through a series of personal struggles and misadventures they attempt to come into their own and make a career in show business.

Valley of the Dolls

Blow Up

111 minutes | 1966

Wednesday, April 22, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level
Free with Gallery Admission

A mod London photographer is living the high life but continues to look for excitement. While studying the details in one of his photos, he comes to believe he has accidentally documented a murder.

Blow up


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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.

January 15

with Adam Whitford

Photography since 1970 has evolved greatly, incorporating new technologies and approaches to representing subject matter. This Art for lunch will include a discussion of works from a View from a Window by Robin Collyer and Edward Burtynsky, and the captivating developments in landscape photography over the past 40 years.

February 19

with Ali Nickerson

Biennials can play an important role in establishing the career of an emerging artist, but how, and in what ways? Join artist Ali Nickerson as she discusses her practice as an artist and considers what it means to be one of the artists included in Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.

March 19

with FAVA

Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a staggering 24-hour-long video composed of thousands of film clips about time, which runs in real-time. Join us as FAVA (Film and Visual Arts Alberta) reveals the process behind the work’s cuts and splices as commonly seen in pop culture phenomena like viral parody videos and mash-ups.

April 16

with Ellen Pyear

Pop Show! brings together some of the most infamous artists who blurred the lines between art and advertising, like Andy Warhol, Roy Litchenstein and Richard Hamilton. This Art for Lunch will take a closer look at the intersection between art and advertising, using Pop art as a starting point to think about contemporary trends.