Masks are mandatory in Edmonton’s indoor public spaces. Please wear your mask before entering or acquire a disposable mask for $2 at Guest Services (while supplies last). Sorry, we are unable to accommodate unmasked visitors.

August Hours

We are open every Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday and Saturday 11am-5pm

11am-12pm for vulnerable and at-risk people

Last entry 45 minutes before closing and don't forget this summer is 'Pay what you May' for essential workers and our friends working in arts and culture.

Please note that in the interest of public health and safety, all high-touch and interactive areas are closed. This includes Zinc Restaurant and the Children's Gallery.
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Closing Saturday, August 8

This is your last chance to behold gilded Christian Orthodox icons from the 17th to 19th centuries. See these glorious works before they return to the Malcove Collection at the University of Toronto.
What do sandpaper, folding tables and a lobster have in common? They are materials used in some of the AGA collection works featured in Re:Calculations! Catch them before they head back to the vaults.

Exhibitions on now

Live Music

🎼 Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the AGA 🎼

Have you taken in our summer series with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra? Join us every Thursday and Saturday to enjoy these mini-concerts, included with your membership or AGA admission! Be sure to come early to explore our exhibitions then finish your day with a live performance from the ESO.

To help us manage capacities and keep everyone safe, pre-booking is required here.

If you would like to support the ESO, the musicians will be accepting donations onsite and every little bit helps. Online donations, and donations by cheque, will be eligible for a tax receipt. Thank you so much for your generosity!

August 6 & 8: Nora Bumanis and Friends

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra presents a chamber music performance of Nora Bumanis and friends at the Art Gallery of Alberta with Nora Bumanis (harp) and Ewald Cheung & Dianne New (violins).
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Downtown Live!

The AGA is proud to partner with the Downtown Business Association for Downtown Live, a series of fun, public events that help increase the vibrancy of downtown while providing much-needed employment for our friends in the arts and culture sector.

Join us for our first event this Friday, August 7 at 4pm on the AGA terrace with artist Josh Sahunta.

Stay tuned for details on next Friday's performance!

The performance is included as a bonus with your regular admission to visit the AGA and see our current exhibitions; however, to help ensure capacity/safe distancing, prebooking with timed admission is required here.

Please note this is a fair weather event but the galleries are open to enjoy rain or shine 🌦️
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Facebook Live: Rembrandt Emerges

August 18, 2020

Get to know Rembrandt van Rijn’s Head of an Old Man in a Cap in a 10-minute #AGAlive. We’ll visit this artwork in Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges on Facebook Live on Tuesday, Aug 18 at noon MST. Register on our Facebook page.

FIELD TRIP: Walking conversation with aiya哎呀

FIELD TRIP: Art Across Canada is a partnership between Canadian arts institutions bringing you online art experiences from across the country. For our August Field Trip, AGA Curator Lindsey Sharman joined Grace Law and Shawn Tse from the artist collective aiya哎呀 for a conversation. Watch below and be sure to see their work in the upcoming exhibition borderLINE: the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art, presented by ATB Financial at your AGA.
In this #AGAlive, aiya哎呀 discuss the shifting borders of Chinatown in Edmonton and their upcoming work in borderLINE: the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art, presented by ATB Financial at your AGA. Follow along with Lindsey Sharman and aiya哎呀 for an exploration of different locations throughout Edmonton that are relevant to aiya哎呀's work.

borderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art / Remai Modern Biennial of Contemporary Art is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and Remai Modern, and curated by Sandra Fraser, Felicia Gay, Franchesca Hebert-Spence, Lindsey Sharman. Presented by ATB Financial at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Stay tuned for upcoming AGA live throughout the summer.

Get the latest and watch past sessions here.

250 AGA: An online design investigation by Amery Calvelli
Week five - “The relevant sections of the Code of Hammurabi.”

The Code of Hammurabi is a collection of legal precedents by King Hammurabi of Babylon who ruled from 1792 to 1750 B.C. The 282 laws were engraved onto the facade of a seven-foot-high stone monument and carved in cuneiform, one of the earliest Sumerian forms of writing. Michael Sorkin’s inclusion of the code in his essay of 250 things an architect should know speaks to the social and ethical connections that result from designing and building. This week, Adjunct Curator of the Poole Centre of Design, Amery Calvelli, discusses The Code of Hammurabi with Edmonton-based litigator Avnish Nanda whose law firm Nanda & Company is focused on public law disputes in Alberta and British Columbia.
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The Poole Centre of Design is made possible by a generous donation from the John and Barbara Poole Family Fund, through the Edmonton Community Foundation. John and Barbara Poole were great patrons of the arts who believed in engaging people of all walks of life in art and design. The AGA is honoured to continue their legacy through the Poole Centre of Design.


Keep the family entertained with fun art activities from AGA Education and Learning

Saturday Online Art Class
Animal Architects: Weaver, Beaver, Bower (Part Three)

Join AGA Educator Kerri in our studio this summer and discover the creative habits and building behaviours of animals inspired by our children’s gallery exhibition Animal Architects.

Gather up the listed supplies below, review our prep list and meet us online at 10am Saturday! Register through Webinarjam.

August 8 | Weaver, Beaver, Bower (Part Three)

Materials Needed:

  • Clay, plasticine or playdough
  • Shallow water container
  • Cloth or rag for hand wiping
  • Cardboard, cut to 60x30cm
  • Small rocks or pebbles
  • Leaves or grasses
  • Twigs
  • Rolling pin or dowel
  • Texture tools (utensils, buttons, combs, etc.)
  • Two-three pieces of copy paper
  • A dishtowel or broadcloth
  • And finally, crayons or pencil crayons
Register here

Chalk N' Talk

Join our AGA educators for an afternoon of creation! Learn art tips and tricks while creating your own chalk drawing along the AGA sidewalks. This socially-distanced art activity is free to join and all materials are provided. We hope to see you at 1pm outside the AGA on Saturday, August 15 for Chalk N' Talk. Masks encouraged!
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Community News

Apply to be Alberta’s Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador

Alberta-based artists can apply to become the Government of Alberta's next resident artist to promote art and artists across the province. This program seeks to inspire innovation in the arts and to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the arts and artists in Alberta.

Artists are encouraged to apply for this grant to become Alberta’s Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador for a one-year term.

The deadline to apply to become the next Alberta Artist in Residence is Monday, August 24, 2020 at 11:59:59pm.
For more information and to apply


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