Our July hours are as follows:

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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Shop AGA and Art Rental and Sales are now reopened!

Browse Shop AGA's selection of local artisan products from Edmonton, Alberta and around the globe including:
  • Jewelry 
  • Housewares
  • Books
  • Kids art activities
  • Accessories
Visit during regular hours. Thank you for your support!

🎼 Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the AGA 🎼

We’re bringing music and art together this summer! We’ve partnered with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra to present weekly performances at your AGA throughout the month of July. Join us every Thursday at 5pm and every Saturday at 3pm to enjoy these mini-concerts. Best of all, they are included with your membership or AGA admission so be sure to come early to explore our recently reopened exhibitions and finish your day by enjoying a 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!

July 9 and 11: ESO String Quarter in G minor

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra presents a chamber music performance of Mozart’s “String Quartet in G minor K.516” at the Art Gallery of Alberta with Ewald Cheung and Neda Yamach (violins), Clayton Leung and Ethan Filner (violas) and Victor Pipkin (cello).

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We’re celebrating and we want to hear from YOU!

August 17, 1924, marked our humble beginnings as the Edmonton Museum of Arts. This year marks ten years in our now iconic building and we are looking back at our exhibitions over the past decade. To commemorate these milestones we want to hear from you, our members and visitors!

Share with us your favourite exhibition from the last ten years. What stood out? Why? Send us your stories by emailing or by using the hashtag #AGA10 on social media.

Your story might be shared on our website and social channels! We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your participation.


Get to know Luanne Martineau’s The Knitter Woman in a ten minute #AGAlive. Visit our Facebook page on Tuesday, July 21 at 12pm to watch our Facebook Live as we visit this artwork in Nests for the End of the World.
Dakota/Lakota multimedia artist and designer Alaynee Goodwill-Littlechild shares with us the history and significance of Parfleche boxes and demonstrates how to construct your own decorated box out of simple materials.
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Stay tuned for upcoming AGA live throughout the summer.
Get the latest and watch past sessions here.

Halie Finney on CBC's Edmonton AM

Artist Halie Finney recently spoke with Mark Connelly on CBC's Edmonton AM about her installation, The Ghosts of the Mink Make a Big Spirit, in the AGA's Manning Hall.

Listen here
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.

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. 

250 AGA: An online design investigation by Amery Calvelli
Week three - “The insulating properties of glass. The history of its production and use. And its meaning.”

The third week of an exploration into Michael Sorkin’s essay “Two Hundred Fifty Things an Architect Should Know” brings us to the question of glass. Amery Calvelli caught up with Pat Hanson, founding partner at gh3* to discuss two buildings in Edmonton, the Borden Park Pavilion and Real Time Control Building #3, that employ glass in an innovative way.

Image: Borden Park Pavilion exterior views. Image courtesy of gh3*

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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: Wish Nests

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, we will examine a new animal or insect each week to better understand how they make and build. Then, you will make an artwork inspired by nature’s artistry!

Gather up the listed supplies from around your home, review our prep list and meet us online on Saturdays at 10am! Register through Webinarjam.

July 11 | Wish Nests

In our first session, we’ll explore shape and form to create a nest inspired by Leaf Cutter Bees.

Materials Needed:

  • Elastic bands or balloons
  • Five sheets of paper (construction paper, colourful printer paper or whatever you can find at home)
  • Scissors
  • Round objects like a glass, tape or yogurt lid
  • Crayons or markers
  • A pencil

To Prep: Use your round objects to trace out circles on construction paper then cut out the circles with your scissors.

Register here
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