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Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam! , 1963. Diptych in yellow, red, blue & black on Huntsman Superwhite Cartridge. Courtesy of the Paul and Tracy Mitchell Collection. Installation view of From Warhol to Banksy, Art Gallery of Alberta, 2023. Photography by Charles Cousins, courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

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See upcoming events and programs on the AGA calendar. Engage with us digitally anytime at to learn more about our current exhibitions. Follow us on social media @youraga.

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

Refinery: Last of Us

The caption 'CREATE: Indigenous Arts Market' above a subheading 'July 29-30 11am-5pm' over a gray background

This Halloween, join us at our Refinery: Last of Us!

Date: October 28, 2023

Time: 9pm – 2am 

Inspired by the hit TV show filmed in Alberta, The Last of Us, we are transforming the AGA into a dystopian dancehall! Enjoy an evening with:

- Dancing on our two dance floors
- Performances throughout the night
- Our current exhibitions
- Art activity stations
- Killer cocktails

Bonus: Add an option Premium Pass for your exclusive access to the VIP bar with two drinks!

Early bird tickets on sale September 2.

New Exhibitions

A Link With Nature: Early Botanical Photography, 1850 – 1950

September 2 –December 31, 2023

Inspired by a small collection of prints by the German Photographer Karl Blossfeldt in the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Collection, this exhibition brings together photographs of plants and flowers from the medium’s early years to the mid-twentieth century. It includes over 25 photographers working in Europe and North America and a myriad of photographic processes including, cyanotype, daguerreotype, autochrome, platinum print and gelatin silver print. Tracing the enduring influence of nature as subject matter, themes of the exhibition range from botanical study to the symbolism of flowers in portraits, to modernist experiments with light and shadow.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Danielle Siemens.

Tanya Doody, ASMR for Empaths (still), 2021. Digital video, production assistance by Jackson 2bears. Courtesy of the Artist.

September 2, 2023 –March 3, 2024

This group exhibition features artworks by Alberta artists who focus on ceramic production. Between Things: Alberta Ceramics looks at the ceramic object in relation with the world around it and follows three main three interconnected conceptual threads: the ceramic object in relation to itself, including surface treatment and glazes; the ceramic object in relation to its surroundings and how it interacts with its environment including walls, floors, and surfaces; the ceramic object in relation to the body, including both how ceramic objects are used in daily lives and more unexpected playful ways to interact with ceramics.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and co-curated by Lindsey Sharman and Diana Sherlock.

Classes, Tours, Films and More

Teacher Tour

September 7, 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.

Come for the art and leave inspired!

Art & Language Meetup (English, French and Tagalog)

September 9, 1-3pm

Bring a friend and join us for our Art and Language Meetup, featuring an exhibition tour and insightful conversations with fellow community members and multilingual speakers. 

This event is open to everyone looking to meet new people, spend time with old friends and converse in their preferred language. Hone your language skills in a safe and fun environment!

$10 per person, included in general admission. Pre-registration is required.

Student Night at the AGA

September 14, 5-7pm

Calling all university and post-secondary students! Come by the AGA and see our exhibitions, listen to music, hang out, participate in our Art Material Swap and then watch the film Art School Confidential at 6pm.

The Art Material Swap is like a traditional clothing swap. To participate, simply bring some unused or lightly used art material in good condition that will be placed on a table for people to ‘swap’, and pick up some materials that someone else is no longer interested in.  

Anime Night with the AGA and ASAPA | 'Ghost in the Shell' (1996)

September 14, 8-9:30pm

Join us on for a special Anime Night presented by the AGA and our community partner The Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts (ASAPA). We are screening the iconic cyberpunk film Ghost in the Shell, in which Cyborg federal agent Maj. Motoko Kusanagi trails "The Puppet Master", who illegally hacks into the computerized minds of cyborg-human hybrids.

Regular Admission is $10 or $5 for Students. AGA Members get 25% off admission.

AGA After Dark: Banksy Edition

September 22, 6-9pm

Join us for an exclusive after-hours 18+ event in celebration of our exhibition From Warhol to Banksy. This late-night event is a perfect time to visit the gallery with your friends, grab a drink at our bar, try your hand at making your own Banksy-inspired artwork and get late night access to this Iconic exhibition.  

Tickets are $30 or $27 for AGA Members (login to AGA website to access Members pricing).  

From Warhol to Banksy is organized by Kelowna Art Gallery.

Adult Open Studio

Every Thursday, 7pm

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.

September 7 | Botanical Sketches

September 14 | Drawing with Thread

Art Sales and Rental

Summer may be over, but you can still keep your home vibrant with a piece 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.


Spoil yourself this September with a creation 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. 

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

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

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.