Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
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
<p>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.</p>
To May 7 Survival Guide, featuring photographic, print, sculpture, video, and performance artworks that examine strategies for survival within a contemporary art context. To May 28 Blaine Campbell: Cyclorama, large-format panoramic photography that documents the temporary architecture of displaced soil and its effects on sight lines of the horizon and surrounding landscapes. The Looking Glass, portraits from the AGA collection by Walker Evans, Joe Fafard, Kathe Kollwitz, Andy Warhol, and others demonstrating multifaceted reflections of artists and sitters in states of stature, vulnerability, activity, and honesty. To Jun 18 Fischli and Weiss/Ibghy and Lemmens, two films that tell two sides of a story of human ingenuity, industry, aspiration, and our obsession with success and the inevitability of failure. Clocks for Seeing, more than 20 photographers from the 19th century onwards consider the relationship between time and photography through works that range from art to science.