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Building Your AGA with Photographs by Edward Burtynsky


In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the AGA’s “new” building, this exhibition looks back at the initial drawings, concepts and models for this now iconic Edmonton landmark. When architect Randall Stout was designing the building, he was inspired by the geography of the City itself, primarily the organic curves of the river winding its way through the urban grid of streets and avenues. This exhibition includes photographs taken by renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky who was commissioned by the AGA to record the demolition and construction of the building in the years between 2007 and 2010.

Building Your AGA with Photographs by Edward Burtynsky is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, and curated by Catherine Crowston. Presented as part of the Poole Centre of Design.


Catherine Crowston is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta, having joined the gallery in 1998. From 1994-1997, Crowston was the Director/Curator of the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta) and Editor of the Walter Phillips Gallery Editions. Prior to this, she was Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (1986-1994) and was both an Editor and Chair of the Board of Directors of Fuse Magazine in Toronto (1989-1995).

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  • Art Gallery of Alberta


Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: closed


'Pay what you May' admission for all essential service workers and our friends in the arts and culture sector.

AGA members
Youth 0-17
Alberta students 18+
Out-of-province students
General admission
Seniors 65+


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1