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Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606 - 1669) , Peter and John Healing the Crippled at the Gate of the Temple, 1659. Etching, drypoint and burin work on laid paper. National Gallery of Canada, Gift of the Meakins - McClaran Collection, Montreal, 2022. Installation view of The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meaki ns - McClaran Print Collection , 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!

Newly Opened Exhibitions

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.

Holidays at the AGA

Whether you are shopping for families and friends, showing appreciation to your clients or pampering yourself, there is something unique and special at your AGA this holiday season:

  • Give the gift of AGA Memberships and get free year-round access to the AGA and 14 other galleries across Canada️

  • Discover handcrafted items at shopAGA created by local makers

  • Gain an insider perspective with our private tours

  • Join the Handmade for the Holidays Market presented by Canadian Western Bank (more details below)

  • Flex your creative muscles with Adult Open Studio

  • Explore our exhibitions and get a break from all the holiday shopping craze

Get started on your holiday shopping at the AGA:

Handmade for the Holidays Market

November 25 & 26, 11am-5pm

Featuring local vendors and artists, our first-ever arts and crafts market will include handmade art, ceramics, jewelry, multiples, one-of-a-kind items and more!  This market is FREE to experience and shop. Our galleries will be open all day for you to experience and enjoy for the price of general admission.  

This market is presented by Canadian Western Bank, as part of their Empowering Art & Business Market Series.

shopAGA Garage Sale

Join us in the AGA’s Main Hall on Thursday, November 30 and browse a large selection of products – all 50% off – just in time for the holidays! Once you are done shopping, you can enjoy the AGA’s current exhibitions, with free admission from 4-7pm. Gallery admission is never required to visit shopAGA.

Classes, Films, Tours and More

Free Admission | Presented by EPCOR

November 30, 4-7pm

The AGA is pleased to offer free admission from 4-7pm on the last Thursday of every month with the support of EPCOR. Take advantage of this offer to check out our galleries and programming.

Community Tour: 'The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins-McClaran Print Collection’ led by Alex R.M. Thompson (SNAP)

November 30, 6pm

This month we are excited to welcome Alex R.M. Thompson, artist and board member at SNAP Gallery to tour the exhibition The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins-McClaran Print Collection and give us some background on the printing process. 

This program is happening during our monthly FREE night at the AGA, which happens the last Thursday of the month from 4-7pm and will take place inside the exhibition. 

Cinema for Seniors

December 8, 2pm

Seniors! Join us for a screening of the 2007 documentary Alice Neel, exploring the life of painter Alice Neel (1900 -1984) and the struggles she faced as a woman artist, a single mother, and a portrait painter who defied convention - having achieved recognition at the age of 70. 

Tickets are $5 or free with our Barrier-Free ticket.

All Day Sunday

December 10, 12-4pm

Explore personal art collections in our exhibition, The Collector’s Cosmos: The Meakins-McLaran Print Collection and discover what the collectors prize. Create and trade art to build your personal art collection.

All Day Sundays at the AGA provide families the opportunities to spend the afternoon exploring art and ideas connected to current exhibitions.  

Film Night | Alice Neel and All the Beauty and the Bloodshed by Nan Goldin

December 14, 6pm and 8pm

We are showing two documentary films about ground-breaking artists united by their interest in portraiture, depicting humanity, and defying convention as female artists in New York’s art scene.

Watch both films for $15 or either film for $10.

6pm | Alice Neel, documenting the life of the convention-defying portrait artist

8pm | All The Beauty and The Bloodshed, about photographer, artist and activist Nan Goldin

Teen Night

December 15, 5-8pm

Teen Night is back again! Inspired by the 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, this event is a mix of Christmas and Halloween. 

Explore current exhibitions, compete in a costume contest, watch the film, pose in our photo booth and make art to take home.  Treats will be served. Open to teens ages 13-17.

Studio Y

Every Sunday, 1-3pm

As we approach the holiday season, take the time to celebrate the people you love by making sweet and simple watercolour holiday cards.  

Studio Y is a creative hangout for youth ages 13-17.

November 26 | Holiday Cards

December 3 | Light & Shadow

Adult Open Studio

Every Thursday, 7-9pm

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 30 | Clay Beads

Art Sales and Rental

Refresh your home or office this holiday season 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.


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. From unique gifts for that special someone to handcrafted décor that adds cheer to your home, shopAGA will make the holidays memorable! 

Admission is never required to stop by shopAGA and AGA Members get 10% off.

In the Community

A Christmas Carol by David van Belle

Directed by Daryl Cloran
November 25 - December 23, 2023

Can three ghosts really change Scrooge's heart before it's too late? A Christmas Carol by David van Belle is back at The Citadel. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, Edmonton's favorite Christmas tradition is back at The Citadel Theatre and the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Your favorite Christmas tunes adorn this version with a 1950s feel that will remind you of all the nostalgia of the season.

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

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