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Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
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+1 780-392-2500
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Tue 11:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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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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Valetine's Day at the AGA

First off - the AGA staff were extremely kind and helpful. I was made to feel very welcome as an out of towner. The "Celebration of Canadian Landscape" show was just marvelous... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Rowen W
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Calgary AB
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Goodyear, Arizona
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We loved the outside of the building, but the art that was on display was not what we thought it would be and it was a lot smaller.

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

Hi Sharon, Thanks for your review. Our exhibitions change several times a year, and we try to show a variety of artists and styles. We hope you’ll give us another try to see what's new at your AGA. More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I was photographing an event at the Art Gallery and was blown away by this beautiful building and the exhibits. We had a chance to have a private viewing of all the galleries and it was absolutely amazing!!

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Calgary AB
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

First off - the AGA staff were extremely kind and helpful. I was made to feel very welcome as an out of towner. The "Celebration of Canadian Landscape" show was just marvelous - beautifully curated and such an engaging diversity of pieces I could have spent my entire time in that space. There were some other notable shows - installation... More 

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Thank Rowen W
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went to take in the "Celebration of the Canadian Landscape" which I enjoyed and appreciated for the most part but the whole experience in this new Gallery was disappointing. From the grungy front steps, through uninspiring fairly empty rooms, up the stairs to what should have been a gem of a coffee spot (given the local and the view), it... More 

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

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Lauraine. We’re really sorry you didn’t enjoy all of your experience at the AGA. We’re going to share your concerns with our café and our building service folks—though honestly, keeping steps dirt-free in an Edmonton winter is really tough! Our exhibitions change several times a year, and we use that large open... More 

United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is very much worth a visit. The Art Gallery of Alberta is one of the new attractions in Edmonton. It is an exciting piece of architecture and houses a range of changing exhibitions. Overall, it is not huge, so an hour or two may be enough for a visit. But it is a very enjoyable space and the exhibits... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

It was just one of those days when I decided to stroll around the city and this was one of my stops. Everything looks really nice. Friendly staff and they really know a lot about art. Will definitely come back when there's another artist on show.

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Thank KevMitchell
Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The gallery is relatively small but it is always exciting to visit when new exhibits come to town. The facade is a beautiful work of art worth seeing if nothing else.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Very interesting architecture that is worth checking out in its own right. Lobby has some amazing sculptures, even if you dont want to pay or take the time to go in, its at least worth taking a peak at the building.

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High River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

A different approach to a wedding venue- this couple made an art if it. Seating was tight & as the main floor was rectangular you really couldn't see anyone except for those tables around you. Food was good. Service was good ambience was good. Art was interesting.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

When it first opened a few years ago, I was a bit disappointed in the range and types of art. There's more happening there now, so it is worth the visit. The pre-Raphaelite drawings, pretty much all from the Saskatoon-based Lansdowne collection, were well presented and the docent gave a good, short tour.

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