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Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
Phone Number: 780-392-2500
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Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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The AGA is spectacularly housed in a very interesting building from the outside. Inside, I find the gallery space smaller and somewhat less imaginative than expected. On my first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The AGA is spectacularly housed in a very interesting building from the outside. Inside, I find the gallery space smaller and somewhat less imaginative than expected. On my first visit I was quite disappointed with the exhibitions but this time around I was very pleased. The contemporary Allora and Calzadila exhibit combined interesting visuals with intriguing sound. Best of all,... More 

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Luxembourg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the building promises much but once you paid the 13dollar entry there is not much spectacular things inside. the rooms all look alike, simple squares and not a single hibt of architecture left for where the expo is going on. the paintings are middleclass, nothing extraordinary for 2out of3 floors. generally not flashed by this art gallery!

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YourAGA2016, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Alberta, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of the Art Gallery of Alberta. We're disappointed to hear that none of our current exhibitions were of interest to you, but our exhibitions change over every few months, and we work to cover a variety of styles and artists. We hope you'll return to see what's new in... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

iif you're interested in art you must go here. The building itself is amazing, especially lit at night. There are 5 galleries showing a variety of work, some traditional, some more conceptual and challenging. Great children's gallery and gift shop.

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Thank Marg L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The AGA is a noncommercial mind bending experience of our humanity in relation...(to what is part of the discovery that the artists offer). Who needs travel when art can transport you and at the same time make you feel you have come home.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not sure what to write in here but you will enjoy your visit here. You can find many beautiful arts as you would have expected. Good to visit with friends and family

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Closed on Mondays even though there was an open-air arts festival going on. The exterior, the bold modern architecture, fitting for an arts museum just rose our desire to return the next day (July 5). We did and even got a 25% discount on admission. First we visited a well done presentation on art work forensic science on the ground... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Many great exhibits to visit. Amazing food in the resturant. A beautiful view of the Churchill square and City Hall in Edmonton, AB

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South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Visited this Art Gallery as a late relative was a Member her and he & his friends loved coming here. "The Unvarnished Truth" Exhibition is absolutely fascinating and reveals so much about the techniques, materials and "ticks" that so many famous artists used. For the technically minded, this is a "must see" exhibition, and even so, the same for those... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

During my stay in Edmonton I took my daughters (age 3 & 5) to the AGA. We were pleasantly surprised that they had a little exhibit for children which was very hands on. It involved 3D images, moving objects as well as puzzles that really engaged the kids. It was not very large however we did spend around 20 mins... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The native art concentrates on ~3 artists. We loved their works and the exhibits which are on the 2nd floor of the museum. The 3rd floor has fossils that are not labeled at all, few in number, dispersed among clear plastic forms to hold them that stick out from the sides and are definitely major tripping/safety hazards so one cannot... More 

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YourAGA2016, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Alberta, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Art Gallery of Alberta. We're glad that you enjoyed 7:Professional Native Indian Artists Inc and Richelle & Brittney Bear Hat's exhibitions. Please note our exhibitions change over every few months, and we work to cover a variety of styles and artists. We hope you'll return to see... More 

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