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Take advantage of all the Members' Week perks from August 17-21.

The AGA is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Check out upcoming events and programs on the AGA calendar. Engage with us digitally anytime at to learn more about our current exhibitions or follow us on social media @youraga.

Thank you Capital Power
Sustaining Partner Since 2010

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

Featured at your AGA!

City of Edmonton Archives, EA-160-1461: Edmonton Public Library

🎉 We are 98! 🎉

Did you know that the Art Gallery of Alberta's (formerly the Edmonton Museum of Art) first home was located in the city library?

The original location was right next door to the Hotel Macdonald. We called the library home from 1924-1925 before moving into the Hotel Macdonald. The original Edmonton Public Library remained standing until 1966 when it was demolished to make way for the AGT office tower.

There have been numerous milestones along the journey, including the opening of our current building in 2010. We sincerely thank each and every everyone for their support in helping us grow and create a space to inspire imaginations, engage generations and transform people's lives through art for the past 98 years!

Free admission | Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day

August 24, 11am-5pm

August 23 is Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day. This day commemorates the signing of Treaty No. 6 between the Plains, Wood Cree, Nakota, Saulteaux and Dene people and the Crown at Fort Carlton on August 23, 1976. 

This year, Treaty No. 6 Recognition Day falls on a Tuesday, when the AGA is typically closed to the public. However, to celebrate Treaty 6 Recognition Day, we are offering free admission on Wednesday, August 24—when the Gallery is open—and invite the public to reflect on our truth and history as part of our commitment toward reconciliation. 

All our exhibitions, shopAGA and our restaurant May will be open. Learn more about our exhibitions here

Thank you for Capital Power’s generous support for making free admission possible. 

👻Have you submitted your spooky story?👻  

Do you have a spooky tale to share? Share your story with us and it could be featured in our upcoming exhibition, Conjured Images: Spirit Photography from the turn of the 20th Century! Take a peek, if you dare, at some of the early story submissions here.

This exhibition features early examples of photos that feature “extras” or ghostly apparitions that photographers and sitters claim were not physically present in the room when the photos were taken. Some believed these figures were the spirits of dead loved ones and claimed to recognize friends and family. Others blamed trickery or common phenomenon like a double exposure. Spirit photography was incredibly popular at the turn of the century because of changing technology and the rise of the spiritualist movement. The core of spiritualism is a belief that there is an afterlife that is much like this life and from which spirits can actively communicate. Many famous spiritualists like Queen Victoria, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Mary Todd Lincoln made attempting to convene with the dead a fairly mainstream hobby.

This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Lindsey Sharman. Presented by Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power. 

🎉 Refinery recap 💃

We had a blast rebooting our Refinery series party with you in July! We wanted to share all of the action-packed and fun photos from the night. Take a peek, look for your photo and relive the party!

If you had a great time at the Refinery party or you're feeling a slight bit of FOMO (fear of missing out), then you will definitely want to stay tuned for our upcoming Refinery party announcement. 👀

Upcoming events, tours & programs

AGA Comic and Zine Market

Saturday, August 20, 11am-5pm

The Art Gallery of Alberta’s first ever Comic and Zine Market will feature local artists and their amazing comics and zines! This market will be located at the entrance of the AGA and is free to experience and shop. Come explore, visit talented vendors, see their one-of-a-kind works and participate in mini art activities as well!  

Community Tour of Comic Sans 

with Chelsea Wong

Thursday, August 25, 6pm

We are excited to have local illustrator Chelsea Wong lead a tour of the exhibition Comic Sans. This tour is happening during our monthly free night at the AGA, which happens on the last Thursday of the month from 4-7pm.

You can participate in this free hour-long program both in-person and on Zoom. Registration is recommended for guests attending in person.   


Meet ShopAGA Artist Kari Woo

In 1993 while recovering from a serious snowboarding injury, Kari spontaneously enrolled in a beginner jewellery class and has been making jewellery ever since. The quintessential mission of her design process is to create jewellery that can be worn all day, every day. Her collections are based on continuous line drawing and minimalist aesthetics. With inspirations drawn from patterns in nature and architectural details that have been distilled down to the essentials. Structural, with a dash of imperfection, is the philosophy at the heart of her designs. The aim is to provide meaningful and essential objects that will make you feel grounded, beautiful and ready.

Kari believes in the power of art and the act of making to transform lives and communities. To that end, she instructs classes, mentors emerging artists and volunteers regularly with arts organizations that support artistic practices and the growth of the creative culture. 

You can find a large selection of Kari’s handcrafted jewellery at shopAGA!

AGA Education & Learning

Art Hive

Thursdays 12-1pm

Take an art break with us every Thursday from 12-1pm.  Join AGA educators and students from St. Stephen’s College Art Therapy program in the art studio Art Hive; a weekly community-based art-making initiative that is FREE and open to all!

Adult Open Studio

Thursdays at 7pm

Join us for Adult Open Studio classes, a casual, social art experience offered weekly at your AGA for just $25. All materials are included. Just bring yourself and your creativity!

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

In our community

Exposure 2023 | Emerging Photographers Showcase

Image credit: Connor Caldwell

Exposure welcomes divers and innovative submissions from Alberta-based emerging photographers and visual artists who incorporate, celebrate, or challenge the photographic medium within their practice.

Selected works will be shown as part of the 2023 Exposure Photography Festival at Contemporary Calgary.

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.