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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.

Exhibition Opening | Fall Exhibitions

Kim Dorland, Road Trip, 2014. Oil, acrylic, ink and spray paint on linen canvas. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, anonymous gift.

Join us on the evening of Friday, October 21 to celebrate and honour the artists and curators of our fall exhibitions, including: BEHOLD|EN: New Acquisitions to the AGA Collection, Conjured Images: Spirit Photography from the turn of the 20th Century, Riaz Mehmood: Ghazal—Songs for Home, Road Trip, Scents of Movement, Scents of Place and Shuffle: Artwork from the Nina Collective.

Members will have a preview of the exhibitions at 6pm with opening remarks to begin at 6:20pm.

The public will have access to the opening from 7:30-9pm.

About the Exhibitions

Riaz Mehmood: Ghazal—Songs for Home

This exhibition is a tribute to Riaz Mehmood’s homeland in Kyhber Pakhtunkhwa, along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. In video, photography, painting and textile, Mehmood present moments of memory, joy, syncretism and resilience through an exploration of poetry, song, dance and the landscape. Countering deep-rooted and persistent colonial stereotypes, Ghazal—Songs for Home is a celebration of Pashtun culture and identity in all its complexity and beauty.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Danielle Siemens. This exhibition is presented in the RBC New Works Gallery that features new artworks by Alberta artists and continues the Art Gallery of Alberta’s tradition of supporting and promoting Alberta artists.

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Road Trip

This exhibition features almost 100 works of art from the AGA collection that represent some of the most iconic images of the road trip: vehicles, highways, hotels, landscape vistas and popular destinations. Including work in all media, the exhibition takes us on a drive through scenes from both our past and present. The works are both representational and fantastical, with artists documenting the world around us and creating new landscapes and imaginary vistas.

Road Trip is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Catherine Crowston.

We also invite you to experience our other recently-opened exhibitions:

Scents of Movement, Scents of Place: This exhibition features artworks and scents that transport you to various times and places, and is sponsored by CIBC.

BEHOLD|EN: New Acquisitions to the AGA CollectionBehold! Be sure to see this remarkable selection of works that have been added to the AGA’s collection over the last several years.

Conjured Images: Spirit Photography from the turn of the 20th CenturyThis exhibition features photos from Italy, England, France, Canada and the United States where “extras” or ghostly apparitions appear on film, and is sponsored by Capital Power.

Shuffle: Artwork from the Nina Collective: Shuffle showcases selected groupings of works by artists in the Nina Collective. This exhibition is presented in partnership between the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts and the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Dates and Tickets

Free | AGA Members' Preview at 6pm
Free | AGA Members' Preview at 6pm

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Audience: All ages

Hours

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

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

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

780.422.6223
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.