Exhibition Extensions

We are very pleased to announce extended dates for our current exhibitions. We hope you can join us to see them in person.

In Golden Light: Orthodox Icons from Annunciation to Ascension until August 8, 2020
Re:Calculations until August 8, 2020
Nests for the End of the World until September 5, 2020
Leiden Circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges until September 26, 2020
Roy Caussy: The King is Dead... until October 3, 2020

Please pre-book your visit here and note that for the month of June we are offering 'Pay what you May' admission for all essential service workers and our friends in the arts and culture sector.


Our June hours are as follows:

We are open every Thursday to Saturday
11am - 12pm   For Vulnerable and at-risk people
12 - 5pm          All visitors

Starting Thursday, July 2 we are pleased to offer extended evening hours on Thursday evenings until 7pm.

Shop AGA and Art and Rentals and Sales will reopen on Thursday, June 25. Thank you for your support!

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.
The AGA will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 1.
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🏳️‍🌈 Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈

Celebrate at the Alberta Pride Prom this Friday, June 26 at 7pm with an online LGBTQ2S+ Prom for Alberta students & allies in grades 9-12.

Image: @abprideprom

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

On June 21, Canada celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day and the AGA was proud to join the celebration by showcasing recent acquisitions to the collection by contemporary Indigenous artists.

Click here to see selected works by Lori Blondeau, Raymond Boisjoly, Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, Daniel Cardinal McCartney, Dayna Danger, Brenda Draney, Tanya Harnett, Terrance Houle, Kablusiak, Amy Malbeuf, Sheri Nault, Skeena Reece and Adrian Stimson.

We also wanted to take a moment to thank the Canada Council for the Arts who funded the acquisition of 26 works by 13 contemporary Indigenous artists through the New Chapter Grant.

Image: Skeena Reece, Entitled, 2017, acrylic on canvas. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection. Purchased with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Grant Program, 2018.

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Meet the Artist: Matt Gould

Join us tonight (Wednesday, June 24) at 6pm for an online discussion with Art Rental and Sales artist Matt Gould regarding the evolution of his artistic practice. Register here for this free talk.

Image: Matt Gould, Heads Up, n.d., Cotton and wool embroidery on linen. Courtesy of the artist.

FIELD TRIP: Drawing Demo with Halie Finney

Follow along with artist Halie Finney in a live drawing demonstration on Tuesday, July 7 at 12pm. Halie will be joined by AGA Curator Lindsey Sharman for a discussion about her practice and installation at the AGA, The Ghosts of the Mink Make a Big Spirit.

Thanks to our sustaining partner Capital Power for your support and for making it possible to present and share Halie Finney's work.

Image: Halie Finney, The Ghosts of the Mink Make a Big Spirit (detail), 2019, illustration printed on vinyl, installation view of Halie Finney: The Ghosts of the Mink Make a Big Spirit, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2020. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo: Art Gallery of Alberta.

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Halie Finney: The Ghosts of the Mink Make a Big Spirit is presented by Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power Corporation. 

Missed an AGA live? Watch past sessions here.

250 AGA: An online design investigation by Amery Calvelli
Week two - “The modulus of rupture." An interview with Jake Chakasim

In week two of 250 AGA, Amery Calvelli, Adjunct Curator of the Poole Centre of Design, furthers her investigation inspired by Michael Sorkin's essay "Two Hundred Fifty Things an Architect Should Know." This week she looks into item number four: “The modulus of rupture.” Calvelli discusses the concept in an interview with artist Jake Chakasim whose work is featured in our exhibition Nests for the End of the World.

Image: Jake Chakasim, WAPIMISOW: Trickster Builds a Nest for the End of the World (detail), 2020, charred tipi poles, locally sourced materials. Installation view of Nests for the End of the World, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2020. © Jake Chakasim, courtesy of the Artist.

Read the interview

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:

Click here to watch a time-lapse on how to create an easy reductive drawing using charcoal or chalk.
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