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Season to Season, Coast to Coast: A Celebration of the Canadian Landscape


Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Laura Ritchie. Presented by Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power Corporation.

In the spirit of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, the AGA brings together work from the collection to celebrate the majesty of this nation’s terrain—from one side of the country to other, in each of the seasons and all of their colours.

Since the 17th century, painters have moved landscapes out of the background of art and into a dominant position of popularity. Appreciated as worthy subjects, nature and our human relationship to it are settled into the forefront of artistic imagination. Whatever the season, wherever the scene, the landscape inspires the work of Canada’s greatest painters. Season to Season, Coast to Coast showcases landscape paintings from the 19th century to present day, featuring works by Canadian painters including Emily Carr, Dorothy Knowles, Cornelius Krieghoff, Peter van Thiesenhausen, Tom Thomson, Horatio Walker and Sylvain Voyer. The influence of Dutch, British and French modern landscape traditions are seen in depictions of Pacific rainforests, Rocky Mountains, prairie fields and Atlantic shores, bringing the history of landscape painting to light through a Canadian lens.

Laura Ritchie

Laura Jane Ritchie is the Curator at the Kelowna Art Gallery. She holds a BA in Art History from Mount Allison University and an MA in the same from Western University. Laura Jane has worked in collections and exhibitions management and visual arts administration for and with such Canadian art organizations as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the New Brunswick Crafts Council, the New Brunswick Arts Board, Museum London, the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery and the Commonwealth Association of Museums. Formerly the Head of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Laura Jane’s curatorial projects focus on showcasing permanent collection treasures. She is a fellow of the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen, Executive Education for the Next Generation of Museum Leaders. 

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


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Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1