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Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-392-2500
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Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts...
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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Afternoon delight

Very nice layout, great way to spend an afternoon. Great variety of artists and backgrounds. Building in itself very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Yellowknife, Canada
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you like post modern art then you may enjoy this art gallery. For the most part I found the art unimpressive and uninspiring. The best part of the art gallery is the building itself and the gift shop. I would say this is the best gift shop in Edmonton and has unique gifts. I will visit the gift shop... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice layout, great way to spend an afternoon. Great variety of artists and backgrounds. Building in itself very interesting.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I gave the art gallery 5 stars in part because the architecture is so amazing. It is a small art gallery, but worth taking a bit of time to go though the exhibits they have. We took part in a couple tours that are led by volunteers and they were excellent. Also, there is a coffee shop on the top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A wonderful change of local and international artists, amazing to see home grown talent here in Edmonton. Nice for a Sunday afternoon.

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's a beautiful building on the outside but the entrance leads you into a vast, dismal, usually empty room, sort of like a railway station without the passengers. The person who takes your money is friendly enough, as are the staff in the gift shop--about the only time I get the feeling that I am wanted here. Maybe the place... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A spectacular building in the heart of the city, giving us all the opportunity to sample artists from around the world! Admission is affordable and there is always something new to see. I have seen exhibits that range from Emily Carr to Andy Warhol. An Edmonton treasure for certain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you have $13.13 and an hour and thirty minutes to spare this is your place. But you need to be an art enthusiasts to really appreciate this place. Very accommodating staffs and their AC works well.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While staying at the Fairmont Macdonald hotel, we visited the Art Gallery of Alberta. We enjoyed most of the exhibits and spent a couple of hours walking around the various halls. Good value for your dollar, and the on-site store is a nice place to shop for unique gifts including locally made jewellry.

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Gibbons, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

the AGA has a modern look both inside and out, housing some of canada's most important pieces as well as exhibitions from around the world, spend some time there, you'll be glad you did.

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Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My brother and I spent the afternoon at the Art Gallery of Alberta and had a nice afternoon, however it was a little underwhelming. The gallery is extremely clean, well maintained, and has very interesting architecture. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The reason I mentioned our visit was somewhat underwhelming was due to the exhibits that were currently... More 

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