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Art Gallery of Alberta

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
780-392-2500
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Ranked #22 of 143 Attractions in Edmonton
Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For anyone visiting Edmonton, don't pass up the Art Gallery of Alberta, which offers world-class art in a beautiful setting. The building itself is a work of art - modern, with beautiful lines and curves and a soaring light-filled interior - and their rotating exhibitions feature a wide variety of Canadian and international artists. On our most recent visit, we... More

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Montreal, Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This amazingly modern building caught my eye from a distance, so I decided to check it out. While the building itself is a work of art, there's a lot to check out inside as well. Unfortunately. It was closed for a wedding during my visit...but what we were able to see certainly impressed us.

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you make just one stop in Alberta, make it this. The building's design mirrors the city's topography: the straight lines of its very square grid with the snaky river meandering through it. Stunning from the outside, it merits a visit inside as well: the gallery's outstanding curatorship means small but world-class exhibitions astutely combined, offering a good mix of... More

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Alberta
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The museum doesn't have its own permanent collection, but rather lends art from a variety of sources. Some of the exhibitions come from the National Art Gallery of Canada. On the one hand, this is great as the museum is constantly evolving. On the other hand, you never know what you're going to get. Visitors should considering checking what's on... More

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Texas/USA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Perhaps it was the two special exhibitions going on, but the AGA proved to be my second favorite attraction of our recent visit to Edmonton, Alberta--Elk Island being the first. The architectural design of the building is in itself worth a visit... In observance of the 100 year anniversary there was a photographic exhibit of photos from the 1924, first-ever,... More

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