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Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-392-2500
11:00 - 17:00
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Wed 11:00 - 21:00
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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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coming into its stride

When it first opened a few years ago, I was a bit disappointed in the range and types of art. There's more happening there now, so it is worth the visit. The pre-Raphaelite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Saskatoon, Canada
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High River, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A different approach to a wedding venue- this couple made an art if it. Seating was tight & as the main floor was rectangular you really couldn't see anyone except for those tables around you. Food was good. Service was good ambience was good. Art was interesting.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When it first opened a few years ago, I was a bit disappointed in the range and types of art. There's more happening there now, so it is worth the visit. The pre-Raphaelite drawings, pretty much all from the Saskatoon-based Lansdowne collection, were well presented and the docent gave a good, short tour.

Thank RESK2013
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

AGA presents 8 exhibitions this summer. In the lobby, there is a mural - The Flood - by Edmonton artist Sean Caulfield till August 4. Also great exhibit of 7 native Indians (80 paintings from Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Alex Janvier etc) - till July 3rd.

Thank christianebr
Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The design is so cool. You have great expectation of the content. But there is nothing. Construction, unfriendly reception, you still have to pay for the visit. All in All ,not worth to visit.

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

Hi Puffinman, Thanks for taking the time to review our gallery. We're thrilled that you enjoy the design, but very disappointed that you had a negative experience. We currently do not have any construction going on inside the gallery (however downtown Edmonton as a whole certainly does). We strive to make the AGA a friendly and open place to be... More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a small museum of contemporary Canadian Artist which you can easily visit in two hours. The building's architecture is outstanding. The collection is less so, but they are doing a good job of providing Canadian content. There was a Pre-Raphaelite drawing special exposition when I attended. Quite lovely to see the studies to some very famous paintings. It... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This building is really cool and it's a neat space. It's about $13 to enter, which is a bit pricy. The gallery isn't too big, and it won't take you a long time to get through it. I have seen some really great exhibits here including Degas, the Indian Group of Seven, pre-Raphaelites, and Escher. I find that my enjoyment... More 

Thank Alexis K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

There are 3 floors of galleries to explore. Several invite you to respond and provide space and materials i.e. to add to a weaving or make a sketch. There is a "touching" room where you can colour, add rubbings or use tangrams. We adults happily indulged. The exhibits were stimulating and the staff were keen to discuss them if you... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We loved this wacky building and enjoyed the Picasso exhibition on the ground level. It doesn't have a huge number of paintings but there are four levels and temporary shows. Good small cafe at the top level with stunning view of the architecture. We also were guests at a wedding here which proved to be a great venue for 100... More 

Thank Eileen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Art Gallery of Alberta is housed in one of the city's most interesting and iconic buildings, with a façade of flowing steel and angular glass faces. While the gallery occasionally hosts travelling exhibitions of master works, much of the collection focuses on lesser known and more provocative artists, with a particular emphasis on Alberta, Canada, and contemporary works. The... More 

Thank Scott D
Coldbrook, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Unfortunately only two galleries were open on the day I was there. There were two well curated presentations- one of two local artists (which was very interesting) and a well presented historical sketches. There was lots of activities for young children available with folks to support them and an gallery with a hands-on appreciation. A unique building,knowledgeable and friendly staff... More 

Thank Ramona J

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