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Art Gallery of Alberta

Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-392-2500
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Ranked #16 of 82 Attractions in Edmonton
Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada...
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Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Edmonton, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The awesomeness of your trip definitely depends on the exhibitions. While I am not a big fan of painted artwork, I love industrial and urban photography, so it was definitely the right time for me to go when works by Edward Burtynsky and Colin Smith were on display. I really enjoyed the vibe, and staff were incredibly friendly. The interior... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

You wont forget your first visit to AGA! The shiny Zinc curved exterior and swooping interior is world-class architecture! It's everything an art gallery should be, and more. ( the more means catering and banquet facilities, art education opportunities and fine dining onsite. ) Check it out here!! http://www.youraga.ca/

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Barrhead, Alberta, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had the opportunity to visit the Art Gallery for the first time on Canada Day, where they were allowing everyone to enter for free for the day. Even with the long line ups, the exhibits were well worth the wait!

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Edmonton, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is definitely a good art gallery for a city the size of Edmonton, but it wasn't very busy on the night I visited and I can understand why. The gallery isn't geared towards tourists or people who are new to art. Many of the information signs next to the pieces don't say much about the art. This makes it... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Top notch exhibits, great features and a unique looking structure; which constitutes as an art display unto itself. You cannot compare this gallery to the Gugenheim or other world renowned galleries, but it is a feature in downtown that gives Edmonton that extra level. With the museum coming soon nearby expanding the district it hopes to become a world attraction.

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Don't imagine this is a museum like one in a major city; on the other hand, it is an excellent museum for a city of one million people. The building itself is beautiful I saw an excellent show there last week by 5 Israeli artists. It was deeply compelling and superbly executed and curated. There is also a restaurant (Zinc)... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My wife and I visited the gallery today, the exhibits are always changing so instead of describing the exhibit I'm going to focus on the general visit: It is kind of expensive comparing this gallery with other museums or attractions, I mean, the beaux arts in montreal is cheaper and even free one day of the week, other museums are... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Me and my fiance were up for a family wedding. It was a good time. The gallery was a neat place. From the theatre ceremony to the cocktail reception upstairs. and the dinner next to the big wall painting. tho the service wasnt great.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The only good thing about the gallery is the building design and the cheap admission fees ... most of the 'art' is regular everyday photographs taken in the mountains.

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Calgary, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This unique infrastructure is the only one of its kind. Its roof is like a lady's hair on its fullest. :) The reception area itself is a silent advertisement of the gallery. I enjoyed taking pictures and lots of family pictures on its artful wall. entrance fees are collected to see different artworks. Family fee with 4 members is $26.... More 

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