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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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Enjoyable few hours at the Art Gallery

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Alberta, Canada
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is a great feeling to see a world class gallery in the city center. With a magnificent design and stunning art on display you can wonder around for hours taking it all in.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Depending on what's on display at the time, this can be a very quiet relaxing experience, or a very crowded one. I prefer to wait for a quiet time, its nice to be able to enjoy the studios and read any info on the artists. If its a possibility, you must try the restaurant. We did a brunch that was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a masterpiece in architecture alone, It is even more impressive in person that pictures show. The gallery is not very big though with limited number of pieces at any time. What is great is how often exhibitions are replaced with new exhibitions. I would have liked more "famous" art in the permanent collection, compared to other places like Chicago... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Impressive building in a good central city location. Entry was a bit pricey at about $12 each adult but quite we enjoyed the art we saw and the nice view from the roof top terrace. Our 11 year old daughter enjoyed the children's section based on the children's book, 'Who is boo?' about a rabbit.

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Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-392-2500
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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