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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
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in...

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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Cool building. Needs more art

A great building, a pleasant cafe space on the top floor and some decent Albertan art especially the landscape paintings on the first floor. Also a 'live' artist studio. Certainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a big city, the art here was pretty disappointing- a lot of abstract and avant garde. But it brings in some good special exhibits but they are small. It has a free night last Thursday of the month. Better off just to walk down 124th street and jasper Ave and look through the various galleries there- for free.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great building, a pleasant cafe space on the top floor and some decent Albertan art especially the landscape paintings on the first floor. Also a 'live' artist studio. Certainly worth a visit in a downtown without a vast array of cultural attractions!

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edmonton alberta canada
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is the EdmontonArt Gallery beautiful inside it is also on the outside. though I wish there was a lot more land around it. the exhibitions are always changing. there is a great restaurant. gourmet style. but be ready to pay for the experience. there is a lovely terrace with a view of the city. nice in the summer.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I enjoy paintings, and I'm open to different types and interpretations of art, but I'm just not into the types of displays the gallery had on this summer. I live in Edmonton, and have never been to the Art Gallery before, so was looking forward to a new experience in my own town. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed and won't... More 

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Stony Plain, Canada
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Depending on the featured artist this can be more or less interesting, and it obviously depends on your taste in art. The permanent collection is not that impressive.

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2 Thank Stonyholmes
Nuremberg, Germany
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Perhaps the best thing about AGA is the building itself, it is very progressive and modern, a true gem compared to the usual mutilated architectural urbanism the city is so proud of. Unfortunately the gallery lacks essence, substance and direction. Perhaps the worse thing about AGA is Zink - a horrid expression of microwaved food and snooty service.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Unfortunately the museum has little to offer in respect to unusual or vastly interesting exhibits. I return each month (recently every two or three months) only in the hope that the space will be used well and I will leave with a renewed faith that the building that cost taxpayers so dearly will be worth it. Not yet!! I am... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I don't know what it says about the AGA that the highlight of the trip for my wife and I was the architecture of the building itself. I'll put it down to both of us being engineers who also enjoy art. Being massive fans of the AGO and ROM in Toronto (and of modernist contemporary architecture in general), we loved... More 

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Quispamsis, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

During our visit there was showing of Italian baroque as well as other artists. The room most fascinating to me was where drawings revealed different perceptions using 3d effects. Another room had works by Chris Cran some of which required the use of a camera. There is a bar/ coffee lounge as well as a gift shop. Regular admission is... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The Art Gallery of Alberta is conveniently located in the heart of Edmonton. Its very unique shape and form can only beckon out to you and persuade you to came and see. The art work contained inside covers many types and historical interests, contemporary paintings, sculptures, and learning facilities. It trully is one of Edmonton jewels.

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