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Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-392-2500
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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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Small but excellent collection

The art gallery itself is a work of art. The galleries are small but definitely worth the visit with displays rotating over time. While there, stop in at Zinc, the gallery's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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224 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wow. This visiting exhibit alone was worth the price of admission. A compilation of the surreal and scary in an amazing series of pieces. Do not miss seeing DaveandJenn, No End.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The art gallery itself is a work of art. The galleries are small but definitely worth the visit with displays rotating over time. While there, stop in at Zinc, the gallery's restaurant, for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

this is a place where the young generation of Edmonton can get inspired towards art and culture. they have different exhibitions all the time and its always busy. everyone should try this place at least once, even if you don't like art

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Edmonton, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Based on this single visit, it does not appear the AGA has a permanent collection upon which it can hang its hat, which means your visit is going to depend upon how the current exhibits match up with your taste. The first of which, immediately after the entrance, involving some photos and sounds left me a bit nervous. However, The... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 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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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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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