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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.

Water Into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A 1750-1950

Eric Ravilious
Wilmington Giant, Dated 1939

 

Water into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A presents a rare opportunity to view a rich selection of watercolours from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Watercolour painting has retained a distinctive identity and history in Britain since the late 18th century, and was deemed a “national art’ in the 19th century. Watercolour was chosen as the primary means of expression by many artists of the period because of the way the medium could be handled and the effects that could be achieved, making it ideal for both meticulous detail and expansive atmospheric effects.

Featuring 100 works created between 1750 and 1950, this exhibition includes small sketches and studies as well as fully realized works, and features works by all of the leading painters of this period. Among the works are literary illustrations by William Blake, landscapes by J.M.W. Turner and nature studies by William Henry Hunt, each selected to highlight the breadth and diversity of British watercolour artists and of the V&A’s impressive collection holdings.

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  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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.