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“The building itself is art!”

Art Gallery of Alberta
Ranked #24 of 183 things to do in Edmonton
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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.
Harbour Grace, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The building itself is art!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

A lovely place to think! Very spacious and quiet, with many security guards, and staff on hand to answer your questions. There were no less than three exhibits there when I visited (in June), and they were all fascinating. I was lucky to see some Group of Seven paintings, and even a Van Gogh (!) hidden under a black curtain. There is a nice gift shop, and a rooftop deck where you can eat your lunch, and watch the pigeons in their huge house. If you love art, spend a few hours here!
Warning: closed on Mondays.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Small Gallery but Worth a Visit”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The architecture of this small gallery is worth the trip alone. A short trip through the gallery would be sufficient, but it's still a highlight of the city.

Visited June 2013
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mt baldy
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“Well worth the visit”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Wonderful couple of hours. The exhibits and the building itself were fantastic. My first art gallery experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Visited April 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“A great addition to artistic offerings in Downtown Edmonton”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

It's nice to have an upgraded space for visual art in Edmonton... Particularly appreciate the student membership (very affordable) that gets you into openings, etc... Great to get more touring exhibitions as well...

Visited March 2013
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St. Albert, Canada
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“Great Art Gallery and Exhibits”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Awesome structure both inside and out and the exhibits were thought provoking and beautifully presented. I wish more buildings were this creatively and functionally designed. It would make cities a lot more interesting to visit. Congratulations, Edmonton.

Visited February 2013
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