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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 #21 of 141 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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Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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59 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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132 helpful votes 132 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Saskatchewan
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31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I love that we could really take our time enjoying the Chagall exhibition. Without the normal magnitude of art clambering for your attention one can settle into this body of work and enjoy it thoroughly. Well spent time and good coffee to finish a pleasant day.

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Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The art gallery is in need of some spice. The current displays are mediocre at best. On the top floor, interesting that a lady spent all those years collecting seaside objects, but not so much from an art perspective as a human psychological perspective. Would like to see something intriguing, something explicit, or something ancient. Come on Edmonton you can... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
44 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I guess they had nothing left over for the contents after spending everything on the structure. I went once when one of the main features was a room made to look like a farmhouse in Saskatchewan in a rainstorm. I guess that is art and I admit that I remember it, It did seem like I was in a farmhouse... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I have been to the gallery twice and both times I have been disappointed. I find the exhibits to be a bit on the boring side. I also find there isn't enough in the gallery and that visits are generally rather short. The building itself is rather amazing and incredibly beautiful.

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