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photoArt Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2C1
Tel: 780-392-2468
Hours: tues & fri 11am-5pm wed-thurs 10am-8pm sat-sun 10am-5pm. Admission: members free, adults $12.50, seniors (65+)/students $8.50, children under 6 free, children 7-17 $8.50, family (up to 2 adults + 4 children) $26.50

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. The AGA underwent a major re-building project. Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 sq foot (7,900 sq metres) new AGA opened to the public on January 31, 2010. The new Gallery features three floors of premiere exhibition space; the City of Edmonton Terrace; the Singhmar Centre for Art Education; Zinc resto lounge; Shop AGA; Ledcor Theatre and an Art Rental and Sales Gallery.

To Sep 10 for the time being: 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art teams the Art Gallery of Alberta with Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity’s Walter Phillips Gallery to bring viewers never-before exhibited works by 24 Alberta artists, showing concurrently in both locations.

To Sep 24 Gretzky is Everywhere. Technology meets pop art in this exhibition featuring Andy Warhol’s celebrated 1984 print Wayne Gretzky 99. See it in several galleries across the country at the same time via live video feed from each venue.

To Oct 8 Past Imperfect: A Canadian History Project is not a complete or comprehensive visual history of Canada—it is an accumulation of stories and associations between works of art and moments in Canadian history.

To Nov 12 Cutline: From the Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail. This exhibition of press photographs uses select image captions to highlight the pictorial conventions employed by news photographers and picture editors from the 1950s through 1980s.

To Dec 31 Atelier is a creation space for you to explore, experiment, and problem-solve. Use analog and digital animation techniques to make simple animations, build sets, and record your story.

Opening Sep 30 Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial presented at the Art Gallery of Alberta as a satellite component of the National Gallery of Canada's 2017 Canadian Biennial, Turbulent Landings features new work from Canadian and International artists.

To Oct 18 Zachary Ayotte + Nulle Part—Shelter. A six-week artist residency culminating in an exhibition featuring sound, installation, and photography, and exploring the boundaries between public and private, light and dark, seen and unseen.

Opening Oct 14 Dara Huminiski and Sergio Serrano:Monument, artists/designers Dara Humniski and Sergio Serrano explore tradition, artifact, ruins, utopias and the space between art and design.




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