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All Weekend

Exhibition Tours | 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Learn more about current exhibitions from our knowledgeable Exhibition Guides.

Marionette Puppet Making | 11 am – 5 pm

Who is pulling the strings in the stories we tell and are told? Step behind the curtains with AGA educators and become the puppet master (and maker) of your very own marionette, inspired by artist Wael Shawky’s puppetry in CABARAET CRUSADES: THE SECRETS of KARBALA, on view in Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial.

Book Fair | 10 am – 5pm

Select titles from ShopAGA will be available at steep discounts, including a number of exhibition catalogues for $10.

Saturday Only Activities

DIY Newspapers with Amanda Schutz | 11 am – 5pm

Inspired by the golden age of newspapers and newspaper photography on display in Cutline: From the Photography Archives of the Globe and Mail, join Amanda Schutz of Curio Studio in designing the front page of your own newspaper!

Designing for Exhibitions Tour | 12 pm

Celebrate Edmonton Design Week by stepping behind the scenes of the Art Gallery of Alberta’s exhibitions with our in-house Curatorial Designer, Charles Cousins, as he reveals the secret lives of the fonts, wall colours, and visual identities that accompany art on display.

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Sunday Only Activities

All Day Sunday: Connecting the Dots! | 12 – 4 pm

What is a culture? How do you express your beliefs, values, traditions, and heritage? Come celebrate Alberta Culture Days at the AGA! Explore current exhibitions to discover more about Alberta’s history and diverse society. Then share your own story through unique drawing, painting and multi-media techniques – create postcards, sculptures and more!

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Audience: All ages