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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Thomas Banks

Thomas Banks with his favourite work     "Frederick Arthur Verner's "The Buffalo Stampede"

 

"Frederick Arthur Verner's The Buffalo Stampede serves as an expression of Alberta's character and a repository for the rich inheritance of the past. I find the energy, emotion, and relevance of this work captivating. 

The painting portrays the vastness of the prairies, depicts the majesty of the buffalo prior to its near extinction, and presents an idyllic interpretation of the natural condition from which our Province emerged and continues to prosper. 

It is with good reason that the Gallery displayed this work for a combined total of over eight years and presented it as part of more than 30 exhibitions since 1968."

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Thomas Banks is a four-term City of Edmonton Youth Council member, University of Alberta student, longtime Gallery supporter, and lifelong Edmontonian citizen. 

Image credit:
Frederick Arthur Verner
The Buffalo Stampede, 1977
Acrylic on hardboard
Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, purchased in 1977 with funds donated by C. W. Carry Ltd.

 

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
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

780.425.5379
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.