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Zimra Beiner, Clastic Arrangement, 2023. Found and handmade ceramics, cardboard, wood, metal, MDF, epoxy, cotton and synthetic fibre, plastic . Courtesy of the Artist. Installation view of Between Things: Alberta Ceramics , Art Gallery of Alberta, 2023. Photography by Charles Cousins, courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

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Want to know what's on at your AGA? You can find all the current exhibitions and information about them below!

Exhibition Opening: Ally McIntyre: Kindling and Collector's Cosmos: The Meakins-McClaran Print Collection

Join us as we celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions: Ally McIntyre: Kindling and Collector's Cosmos: The Meakins-McClaran Print Collection.

Friday, November 3

Members’ Preview: 6pm

Public Access: 7:30pm

Members will have a preview of the exhibitions at 6pm with opening remarks to begin at 6:20pm. Light refreshments will be served and drinks will be available for purchase. The public will have access to the opening from 7:30 to 9pm.

Ally McIntyre. Wobbly Knees, 2023. Acrylic paint on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist.

Ally McIntyre: Kindling

In this exhibition, Ally McIntyre uses animal protagonists to explore human caused climate collapse. By presenting animals as central figures, McIntyre challenges us to reconsider our place and impact in the world. Although humans are not prominently depicted in this exhibition, their presence is palpable, and it is evident that human actions pose the primary threat to the welfare of the animals.

This exhibition is presented by the RBC New Works Gallery.

Lucas van; Doetechum Doetechum, Soldiers at Rest (Milites Requiescentes), c. 1555-1557. Etching and engraving on laid paper, 32 x 42.5 cm, trimmed. Gift of the Meakins-McClaran Collection, Montreal, 2022. Photo: NGC.

The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins–McClaran Print Collection

This exhibition provides a glimpse into the making of what became one of the foremost private collections of European prints in Canada. Built over the course of four decades, the core of this collection comprises a wealth of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish prints. Drs. Jonathan Meakins and Jaqueline McClaran recently donated a significant portion of these works to the National Gallery of Canada, thus doubling the holdings of early Dutch and Flemish prints in the national collection. 

This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Canada.

Membership Sale

Until November 12

Step into a world of endless creativity and wonder at the AGA with your exclusive annual Engage membership. Get year-round access to all exhibitions, plus a bunch of other cool benefits, all for a great price. Enjoy:

  • 20% off AGA Engage Membership – that's less than $4 a month!

  • Full, free access to the AGA and 14 other galleries across Canada, year-round.

  • 20% discount at shopAGA from November 1-12 (or 10% discount year-round).

  • Access to our Member Only Preview for our November 3 exhibition opening reception

...and more! Don’t miss this opportunity to pamper yourself or a loved one!

Dentons Purple Art Contest

Calling emerging and student artists - you could win up to $300 in prize money!  Submit your art using the colour purple by November 5 for your chance to win, and have your artwork displayed at the AGA along with other shortlisted artists. Participate today! 

There are two categories: 

Artists under the age of 18: $200 in prize money
Artists aged 18 or above: $300 in prize money 

Classes, Films, Tours and More

Curator’s Tour of 'The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins – McClaran Print Collection'

November 4, 2pm

Please join us for a curator’s tour of the exhibition The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins – McClaran Print Collection with curator Dr. Sonia Del Re from the National Gallery of Canada, joined by collectors Dr. Jonathan Meakins and Dr. Jacqueline McClaran for this program. This moving tour will take place inside the exhibition and is included in the cost of admission, and is free for students, youth, and AGA members. Registration is encouraged.

This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Canada.

Free Teacher Tour

November 10, 5pm

Join us for exclusive tours and discussions designed for teachers. Led by our Education team, these tours highlight current exhibitions including key exhibition themes and ideas, connections to the Alberta Program of Studies, applicable visual literacy strategies and suggestions for classrooms.

Teacher Tours are free for teachers to attend, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot through the link below.

Film Night | Spotlight on Art and Fashion – McQueen and The First Monday in May

November 9, 6pm and 8pm

Join us on for a special art x fashion edition of Film Night on November 9. We are showing two films that celebrate the art of fashion:

6pm | McQueen (2018) 

8pm | The First Monday in May (2016)

Watch both films for $15 or either film for $10. This screening is presented as part of programming for Second Skin presented by 

Cinema For Seniors | The First Monday in May

November 10, 2pm

Join us on November 10 for a special Cinema for Seniors screening of The First Monday in May, a documentary about the world-famous Met Gala. This film program is dedicated to seniors and is followed by a friendly 30-minute group discussion with tea and treats. 

This screening is $5 or free with our barrier-free tickets.

This film is screened as part of programming for Second Skin, presented by

All Day Sunday | Wapâkwanîwin

November 12, 12-4pm

Winter in the garden is a season for resting, care and dreaming about your future garden. Take a moment to pause, take a breather and join us in Wapâkwanîwin for storytelling and daydreams. Plant some creative seeds for next spring.

All Day Sundays are family-friendly afternoons, free with admission, that take place the second Sunday of every month.

Public Lecture: Alberta & the West Changing Canadian Art | Former Senator Patricia Bovey moderated by Senator Paula Simons

November 14, 5pm

Join us for an illustrated lecture by former Senator Patricia Bovey, showcasing Alberta's rich artistic contributions as a centre of excellence within Canada. This is a must-see for art students, professors, teachers, donors and art enthusiasts.  

Tickets are $15 and registration is recommended.

Seniors' Art Classes | Botanical Drawing and Landscape

November 16 –December 21, 1-4pm

Our Seniors’ Art Classes are 6-week sessions designed to build artistic knowledge and art-making prowess within a particular theme. 

In ‘Botanical Drawing and Landscape’, take an artful look at the science of collecting and documenting plant specimens and the changing landscape. Visit current exhibitions for observational sketching and work alongside a knowledgeable Educator to hone your drawing skills.

Art Industry Night

November 16, 5pm

Join us for our second Annual Art Industry Night, in partnership with CARFAC Alberta. Whether you’re a new, emerging or established artist, or an arts professional, come connect with fellow creatives over snacks, conversation, laughter and activities!  

This free event is open to everyone in the Arts. Registration is not required, but preferred.

Adult Open Studio

Adult Open Studio is a casual, drop-in art workshop. No experience required. Simply drop in, relax, explore a new idea and experiment. All materials included.

November 2 | Figure Drawing II

November 9 | Woodblock Prints

Art Sales and Rental

Need a change? Refresh your home or office this fall with one of our pieces from Art Sales and Rental! 

For more than 60 years, the AGA’s Art Sales and Rental program has enabled the public to have art in their homes and offices at a reasonable cost while supporting the careers of Alberta artists. Come by or learn more online.


This fall, spoil yourself and your loved ones with a one-of-a-kind item from shopAGA. As a destination that celebrates Canadian and local makers, designers and innovators, shopAGA provides interesting, authentic, culturally significant and locally-made products to amplify your art experience.  Own a unique, handcrafted item while supporting local creators!

Admission is never required to visit shopAGA. Show your AGA membership and save 10%!

In the Community

Shop ‘N Save with UNIQLO and the AGA

We’re excited to partner with UNIQLO Canada in celebrating the opening of UNIQLO Southgate Centre. From now until the end of 2023, bring your UNIQLO Southgate receipts to the AGA and get $3 off admission! Learn more about the AGA’s hours and directions

Learn more about this Shop 'N Save partnership below.

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

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