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William Townsend closes

William Townsend, Southeast from 110th Street I, c.1962. Oil on canvas board. Collection of the Artist's Estate. 

The exhibition William Townsend: Painting Alberta, Details of Canada closes today at your AGA.

William Townsend (British, 1909-1973) came to Canada for the first time in 1951 to teach painting in Banff, Alberta. For the rest of his life he returned repeatedly to teach in Alberta, surveying the state of contemporary painting across the country while en route.

Featuring paintings of Edmonton and the Rocky Mountains from the artist’s estate, and informed by journal entries about Canada, this exhibition celebrates Townsend’s legacy. 


Peter von Tiesenhausen is a multidisciplinary artist based in Demmitt, Alberta. Over the course of his twenty-eight years as a full-time artist, his practice has continuously eluded categorization. His work has found form as sculpture, painting, video, ephemera, performance, land art, community action, and installation.

Dates and Tickets

Free for Canada Day
Free for Canada Day
No ticket needed
No upcoming dates.
Show past dates
Audience: All ages
Tags: agaTownsend


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


'Pay what you May' admission for all essential service workers and our friends in the arts and culture sector.

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


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