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Ally McIntyre, The Kits Dance in Barvnok, 2023. Acrylic paint on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist. Installation view of Ally McIntyre: Kindling, 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.

Our Membership Sale is Ending Soon!

Until November 12

Our Membership Sale is ending soon – get your exclusive annual Engage membership today! 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!

Get Started on Your Holiday Shopping

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

Cinema for Seniors

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 TD Ready Commitment.

Closing Reception for Boreal Barometer

November 12, 12-3pm

‘Boreal Barometer’ is closing soon – please join us for a closing celebration! This reception is free to attend and will take place in our Community Gallery.

Boreal Barometer: The Art of Observation and Well-Being presents artworks from arts students and instructors from Portage College, located in Lac La Biche, Alberta, an historically important and culturally rich community within the Natural Region of the Boreal Forest. The Boreal Forest, along with other important forest types (temperate, tropical, and boreal), plays a vital role in the health of our whole planet.

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.  

This lecture is free; registration is required.

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.

Tour for Seniors

November 24, 2pm

Join our special “Aging Artfully” seniors program as we tour the exhibition The Collectors’ Cosmos – The Meakins- McClaran Print Collection guided by Danielle Siemens, Collections Manager and Associate Curator at the AGA. 

This tour is for self-identified seniors and included with admission to the gallery. Admission to the Gallery is $10 for seniors and Free for AGA Members. Registration is encouraged.

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 16 | Acrylic Painting

November 23 | Light and Shadow

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.


This winter, 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%!

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary  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.