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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 August 20, 2016
MissTBritishColumbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There weren't a lot of exhibitions on when I visited the museum. The exterior of the building would suggest that there is much to inspire awe awaiting inside, however I was disappointed. The few exhibits that were open were okay. It would be nice to see more Alberta artists showcased.

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Thank Shaylene C
Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sorry. I just went to National Gallery of Ireland. So comparing to it would be bad. However, it is so sad to see how poor our Art Gallery is. The permanent exhibition is not worth to see. Of course, there are several Group of Seven arts. Unfortunately, there is not much to see it. Structure is unique but it seems... 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 disappointed to hear that none of our current exhibitions were of interest to you, but our exhibitions do change over every few months. We work to cover a variety of styles and artists. In fact, we don't have a permanent exhibition, though... More 

Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The glitzy new Art Gallery of Alberta replaced a perfectly serviceable classic modernist concrete building that for decades housed the less ambitiously named "Edmonton Art Gallery". The new building certainly makes more of a visual statement that its predecessor, announcing itself brashly in a self-consciously post-modernist style reminiscent of Frank Gehry's museums in other cities, which will probably be out... More 

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Thank Charles B
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. Currently we have a number of Alberta artists in our gallery; including an exhibition and installation by Damian and Ron... More 

New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But basically an art gallery once you are inside, some traveling exhibits to make it more interesting for frequent visitors. Very good shop

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Art was limited and extremely average some of it bordering on totally laughable. The Indigonous Art was nice. The restaurant wasn't open as well as a few rooms were empty.

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Thank Michelle W
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. One level may be closed while a new exhibition... More 

Puslinch, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited a few weeks ago. We have visited other art galleries this year but this art gallery was dismal. Only one exhibit was good - the authentication of a picture. The mollusks humdifying was bizarre. The attempt at an indigenous exhibit with stacked sifters or the lecturns overturned for the dinosaur bones was sad. The value proposition for this was... 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 disappointed to hear that none of our current exhibitions were of interest to you, but our exhibitions do change over every few months. We work to cover a variety of styles and artists. We hope you'll try visiting us again to see... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly over priced for kids . And not enough staff to help explain exhibits Not enough For young kids to see and do . Front desk not friendly at all

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British Columba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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Thank LaMoucheQ
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 July 27, 2016

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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