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Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
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The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in...

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.

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Free Community Night Visit on Thursday visit

Art Gallery of Alberta currently offers Free Community Night Visit on Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 pm. Definitely a great opportunity to visit this 3 storey gallery at no charge... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this gallery with one of my friends in the morning. It was not crowded at all and the addmission was free for students. There is a coffee shop at the top floor with a few chairs outside on the roof, it is a little pricy but it worth it to order a coffee to enjoy the view.

Thank nader p
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I was visiting Edmonton in early March and, at my urging, convinced friends to check out the AGA! While the building itself is a stunning piece of architecture, the exhibits were very sparse and amateurish and i felt embarrassed that i had recommended it to my friends. I really found it hard to believe that, with all the tax payer... More 

Thank dlahey2017
Prince Edward Island, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We happened to come on their monthly kid's Sunday. In addition to the kid's area (which was so much fun and interactive for all of us), they had several tables set up with additional crafts and creative things to do. These were all related to the adult exhibition on bush-craft. The building itself is beautiful, and the staff were very... More 

Thank k0dji
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We visited the AGA on a thursday evening when it was free (after 5) and I have to say I was really disapponted. The exhibits where sparse and we were able to complete the entire thing in 30 min. There was just not enough inspiring art to justify the drive and parking. Staff at the desk were not friendly either.... More 

Thank Shawna B
YourAGA2016, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Alberta, responded to this review

Hi Shawna, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Different styles of art appeal to different people, and we're disappointed you didn't find our current exhibitions inspiring. These exhibitions do change several times a year, and we try to show a variety of artists and styles. We hope you’ll give us another try to see what's new at... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Art Gallery of Alberta currently offers Free Community Night Visit on Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 pm. Definitely a great opportunity to visit this 3 storey gallery at no charge. The gallery has a beautiful exterior design and has interestting interior display worth a visit.

1 Thank Mos2013
Edmonton, Canada
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85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We made our first visit to the art gallery this summer and were really disappointed with the exhibits. This is pretty subjective though as I am more interested in classical art than modern art, which dominated the gallery at the time. Exhibits aside, the building itself is really cool and was a joy to explorer. I'd go back in the... More 

Thank Michael R
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great place for gatherings, viewing art of every era, and pursuing the architecture inside and outside of this amazing structure. Great spot for a date night.

1 Thank aaronj121
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I frequent the AGA when I come to Edmonton. Often they curate amazing shows. They showcase Canadian art and they have trained people to help shed light on the images you are seeing. Not only is the building beautiful the galleries each have their own unique atmosphere. The galleries focus on a range of art styles. I have seen many... More 

1 Thank starkman2017
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I am a member and attend the opening Art For Lunch talks once a month as well as view the collections The gallery staff organize installations and collections embracing different themes and artists often local AB artists are featured as well as from across Canada and abroad . The building is in itself a work of art incorporating the essence... More 

1 Thank phyllisf231
YourAGA2016, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Alberta, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Phyllis. It's always great to hear from our members and to know that their enjoying our programming, like Art for Lunch. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting photography exhibit. I would have liked to have seen more paintings but the second floor was closed. Would I go back? Yes.

1 Thank Dianne W
YourAGA2016, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Alberta, responded to this review

Hi Dianne, We're glad to hear you enjoyed the Clocks for Seeing exhibition, and we'd love to have you back. This past weekend, we opened our newest exhibition on the second floor, The Looking Glass, which is a portrait show and many of the AGA collection artworks in it are paintings from artists since the 19th century! More 

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