Talks & Lectures
Friday, September 5 | Conversation with the Artist: Amy Malbeuf | More information >
Saturday, September 27 | Regions of Distinction: A Panel on Practice in the Capital Region | More information >
Wednesday, October 15 | Contemporary Art 101: Film | More information >
Sunday, November 2 | The Toulouse Lecture | More information >
Friday, November 7 | CreativeMornings: Chance | More information >
Friday, December 5 | Conversation with the Artist: Colin Smith | More information >
Tuesday, December 9 | Curator’s Tour: Suburbia | More information >
Wednesday, December 10 | One Night of… The City | More information >
Your AGA at Metro Cinema
Your AGA and Metro Cinema Society are partnering up to bring you another exciting season of critically acclaimed feature-length films themed around our latest exhibitions. AGA members receive a $2 discount to these films by presenting their member card at the Metro Cinema Box Office.
A Film by Baz Luhrmann
USA/ Australia | 127 minutes | 2001
Wednesday, September 10, 7 pm
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
It’s the belle époque in late 1890s Paris, and Christian (Ewan McGregor) has left behind his bourgeois father to seek his fortune in the bohemian underworld of Monmartre, where the eccentric artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo), introduces him to a new world and the scandalous dance known as the can can in the infamous dance hall, brothel, and theatre: the Moulin Rouge. It’s here that Christian falls into a tragically doomed romance with the courtesan Satie (Nicole Kidman), the star of the play he is writing, which parallels their romance and sets the romance to a rock music soundtrack a century ahead of the times.
All films are presented in partnership between the Art Gallery of Alberta and Metro Cinema Society and held in conjunction with the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec and La Lie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910.
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.
Edmonton Visual Artists and the RCA
with Heather Shepherd
Since its inception in 1880, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) has striven to celebrate and support visual artists nationwide. Currently, the Edmonton-area is home to sixteen living Academicians. In this Art for Lunch, get in touch with the diverse work of Edmonton’s members of the Academy, and learn how they engage with our local culture.
Paris and the Belle Epoque: 1880-1910
with Meaghan Froh
Experience pre-WWI France to see the evolution of Parisian art from Impressionism to its Modernist roots. In this Art For Lunch, learn more about the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Modern: Paris 1880-1910 and see how the changing nature of Europe at the turn of the 20th century resulted in the production of a number of key works in a variety of mediums including oil-painting, drawing, lithograph printing and collage.
Film as Art?
with Megan Bertagnolli
A Moving Image features the work of 5 contemporary artists of international acclaim. Each uses time-based media, such as film and video, as the focus of their artistic practice. But what is Video Art exactly? Why do I have to see it in gallery, instead of just watching it on YouTube? Using works in A Moving Image, this Art for Lunch explores these questions and unpacks some of the challenges of video art.
Reinventing the Home
with Sara French
Levittown, located on Long Island, was the first large-scale suburb in North America and is considered an archetype for post-war residential areas throughout the continent. In this Art for Lunch we will compare Levittown to our city’s Mill Woods in a conversation that explores and contrasts suburban development.
September 27-28, 2014
Celebrate Alberta Culture Days at your AGA! We will be offering fun and engaging workshops, talk, tours and more!
Saturday & Sunday
Exhibition Access & Tours
Free Access | 11 am – 2 pm
Ledcor Public Tours | 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Make your way to the Gallery early, because we are offering free admission between 11 am and 2 pm! Want to explore the exhibitions? Catch a Spotlight Stop with our knowledgeable Exhibition Guides.
11 am–5 pm | Free
Join in on a collaborative art installation with local artist Jennifer Poburan in our Education Gallery, or fashion a custom button to show your Alberta Culture Days Pride!
Button Making Station
Design a custom-made button with the help of AGA staff and volunteers! Flip through magazines to find the perfect picture, or come up with your own creative design.
Drop-In Workshops with Jennifer Poburan
Active Alberta: Shadow Box Landscapes
Singhmar Centre for Art Education, Lower Level
11 am–5 pm
Selected art books, both from past AGA collections as well as general art titles will be available at a reduced price to celebrate Alberta Culture Days! Stock up on some terrific coffee table books and Alberta art books with discounts from 40 to 70% off the regular price.
Lego Competition with MADE
Your AGA: Past, Present & Future
11 am – 2 pm | Free; Registration Required
Our ever popular Lego Competition is back with another great challenge for all ages! Sign your team up to build the AGA’s building from the past, present or future. Teams will face off against each other to win a highly coveted prize: one gold brick of Lego!
Regions of Distinction: A Panel on Practice in the Capital Region
Featuring Catherine Burgess, Sean Caulfield and Barry Johns
Moderated by Kristy Trinier, Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta
Saturday, September 27, 2 pm
Enterprise Square Galleries, 10230 Jasper Avenue
Alberta Culture Days at your AGA is one of many events occurring throughout the province during Alberta Culture Days 2013. Alberta Culture Days is an annual celebration of our culture, heritage, artistic diversity and provincial pride. This province-wide initiative is part of Culture Days – a national movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. To learn more, visit www.AlbertaCultureDays.ca
Yoga in the Gallery with instructor Tori Lunden
Thursdays, 5:10–6 pm
September 11 – October 16, 2014
$55 full session / $10 drop-in
Please note space is limited
Call to register: 780.422.6223
Enjoy yoga within the calming and ethereal spaces of your AGA. Join us over a six-week class session in different exhibition spaces of the Gallery and grab a glimpse of the works on display. Class themes will draw on the surround artwork for a unique blend of movement and visual inspiration.
Classes are suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.
September 11 | Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
In the spirit of avant-garde and symbolism, this class aims to help us escape the burdens of everyday life and delve into the joy and mystery of existence.
September 18 | New Lines: Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
This will be a practice based on the ancient wisdom and modern science of our body’s meridian lines. This sequence will benefit the liver and gallbladder.
September 25 | Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
Come for an energetic hip opening class filled with all the fun and humor of a Chat Noir cabaret show.
October 2 | New Lines: Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
We will continue from September 18’s practice based on the ancient wisdom and modern science of our body’s meridian lines. This sequence will benefit the digestive system.
October 9 | Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910
This class will focus on the acceptance and enjoyment of our physical bodies. It is inspired by art that turned away from the idealized physical form in favour of what was deemed less-then-perfect or ordinary at the time.
October 16 | AMY MALBEUF: kayås-ago
A practice fueled by the simple yet transformative power of breath. Our breath has the power to soften both our physical and mental boundaries creating a supple body and an open mind.
Tori Lunden’s classes are a light-hearted and eclectic environment. She delights teaching people who, like her, never thought yoga was something they could do or enjoy.Lunden initially tried to yoga to help recover from rugby injuries, but was hooked by the silent and nurturing nature of the practice. Over a decade later, her knees and back have healed and she has an appreciation for both her body and her life that she never thought possible.
Lunden has had the good fortune of learning from a variety of teachers around the world. She completed her first teacher training in 2008 through the World Conscious Yoga Family in Rishikesh, India. She has since completed trainings through Yogaworks, Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, and yin training with Paul Grilley.