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Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-392-2500
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Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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The variance in displays from one season to the next is appreciated. I love the unique experiences I've had there. It would get 5 stars if I hadn't experienced art museums in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Jasper National Park, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went to Art Gallery of Alberta the other day. Didn't know what to expect, nor we knew what exhibitions are going on currently. Exceptional and modern building from inside and outside, beautiful if you like photographing. Not huge fan of contemporary art but it was great afternoon to spent there. Top floor has small café and outside terrace with... More 

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Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

They do a great job of cycling through unique exhibitions. Always something interesting from local artists. The place always leaves you wanting a little more though, and I make it a point to check it out every time I go to Edmonton. They don't just do the vanilla exhibitions and you will have a good time.

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Alberta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I cannot believe they charge to see this place. Compared to other art galleries in the world, this place is embarrassing. Grandiose look on the outside but tiny inside with not much to see.

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edmonton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've visited the AGA few times hoping that it would get better but have been disappointed every time. I decided to stop going unless they have a free admission night (which there is on the last Thursday of every month 6 to 9pm) and I really don't have anything more interesting to do... so I haven't been back in the... More 

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Jasper National Park, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The variance in displays from one season to the next is appreciated. I love the unique experiences I've had there. It would get 5 stars if I hadn't experienced art museums in Ireland and England. But for edmonton I'm very impressed.

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went on March 4. The 2nd floor was being set up so only the 1st and 3rd floor were available. The "Art" felt very amateur, that took little to no talent. Just throw a couple things together, write a summary on how it effects emotions and a state of mind.... And that's Art. The movie on time was definitely... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Go just to see the building! The paintings are great too.This is part of the downtowns new architectural centre.

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Edmonton
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The AGA is a small gallery (by world standards) with excellent display space. Something for everyone. Access is easy via nearby on street parking, underground at City Hall or via downtown indoor pedway.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Though I am sure it will often be better the exhibition of local modern artists during our visit had little to commend itself. All 4 adults visiting were far from impressed. However clearly a venue with promise.

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Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very interesting building and interesting interior. Nice gift shop and decent little coffee stand on the top floor. Exhibits are well laid out, but due to the size of the gallery, I'd want to make sure that all gallery halls are showing. If one is being set-up when you go, it really limits your experience. Saw the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit and... More 

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