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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 #23 of 203 things to do in Edmonton
Type: Art galleries, Art museums, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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, Shopping & Fashion
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Go just to see the building! The paintings are great too.This is part of the downtowns new architectural centre.

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The AGA is a small gallery (by world standards) with excellent display space. Something for everyone. Access is easy via nearby on street parking, underground at City Hall or via downtown indoor pedway.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Though I am sure it will often be better the exhibition of local modern artists during our visit had little to commend itself. All 4 adults visiting were far from impressed. However clearly a venue with promise.

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very interesting building and interesting interior. Nice gift shop and decent little coffee stand on the top floor. Exhibits are well laid out, but due to the size of the gallery, I'd want to make sure that all gallery halls are showing. If one is being set-up when you go, it really limits your experience. Saw the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit and... More 

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Canada
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29 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The collection does not live up to the building . Very little content compared to most art galleries . Disappointing

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Nanaimo, Canada
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Galleries need higher quality to maintain and attract a healthy attendance. Many local artists as well as travelling shows could show off this gallery

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I make it to the AGA at least once a year and it is always worth a visit. The building itself is a work of art and interesting to explore. The exhibits are always changing so check the website to see what is on. Right now there is a cool photography exhibit and some contemporary art that is certainly worth... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The building itself is neat. The "artwork" was beyond lame. There wasn't a lot to look at and what there was was very average unattractive photographs. I had a free pass and it still wasnt worth it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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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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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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