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Installation view of Scents of Movement, Scents of Place.

Installation view of Scents of Movement, Scents of Place, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022. Photography by Charles Cousins

The AGA is open from Wednesday to Sunday and will be open on Remembrance Day🌺.
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.

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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!

Open on Remembrance Day 🌺

Andre Bieler, Embarkation 1941, watercolour; pencil on paper. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, gift of Mrs. G.R. Shipley and the Art Boutique Group, 1979.

While our offices will be closed to acknowledge Remembrance Day, the AGA Galleries will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm on Friday, November 11.

In the News

Kim Adams, Dodes 'Ka - den (Moonshine Runner), 1993, Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, gift of Barbara Fischer. Installation view of Road Trip, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022. Photography by Charles Cousins.

On Art: Road Trip at the Art Gallery of Alberta

Our Executive Director and Chief Curator, Catherine Crowston, was on CKUA on Wednesday, November 8 to discuss our collection exhibition, Road Trip.

Installation view of Riaz Mehmood: Ghazal - Songs for Home

Installation view of Riaz Mehmood: Ghazal - Songs for Home, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022. Photography by Charles Cousins.

Riaz Mehmood

A diasporic love song for Pashtun people.

One of the AGA's new exhibitions, Riaz Mehmood: Ghazal—Songs for Home, was reviewed by  of Galleries West. Read more about the exhibition featured in the RBC New Works Gallery and hear from artist Riaz Mehmood.

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

Featured at your AGA

ᐋᐧᐸᑲᐧᓃᐊᐧᐣ Wâpakwanîwin (To bloom, it has many flowers)

November 13, 2022 12pm

Join us for All Day Sunday and get excited about the opening of our new Children's Gallery exhibition, ᐋᐧᐸᑲᐧᓃᐊᐧᐣ Wâpakwanîwin (To bloom, it has many flowers)

Featuring the artwork of Christi Belcourt, families are invited to contemplate our deeply rooted connection to nature, the way it grounds our bodies, activates our creative hearts, and inspired our imaginations. Appreciate all of nature’s gifts through creativity, dramatic play and hands-on activities.

The Children's Gallery is an interactive, hands-on space where children and their grown-ups can explore their creativity. Children's Gallery exhibitions and themes change from year-to-year. 

Get your tickets to the Holly Ball!

Sunday, December 4, 6pm

Gather your friends, family, coworkers and colleagues and join us for the return of Holly Ball, the signature holiday tradition of the AGA.

Celebrate with our Honourary Patrons, John and Maggie Mitchell, and friends of the AGA community. Enjoy dinner and cocktails, live music by Thom Bennett Quartet, dancing and a wine tree raffle courtesy of Color de Vino.

Tickets are going fast so get yours today!

This event is made possible by the support of our presenting sponsor EPCOR.

Highlights from Rave to the Grave

Photo credit: Helen Zhang

Want to relive all the fun and excitement or see what you missed out on at Refinery: Rave to the Grave? Don't worry we have you covered!

Dentons Purple Art Contest

Submission deadline: Sunday, November 13

There's still time to get your submissions in for the Dentons Purple Art Contest!

The Dentons Purple Art Contest presents an opportunity for artists to showcase their talent and have the chance to win up to $300 in prize money!

Upcoming events, tours & programs

Teachers' Night

Wednesday,  November 16, 5pm

The AGA Education and Learning team cordially invites you to our annual Teachers' Night.

Our program includes opportunities to: 

  • Enjoy a glass of wine 
  • Get creative and make some art 
  • Network with fellow teachers and colleagues 
  • Tour current exhibitions 
  • Get early information about our upcoming 2023 exhibitions 

Teachers' Night is an annual event for our colleagues and friends to come together and enjoy an evening of creativity, learning and community.  

Art Industry Night with the AGA and CARFAC Alberta

Thursday, November 17, 5pm

Art Industry Night is coming to the AGA! 

Whether you're a new, emerging or established artist or an arts worker/professional you are invited to the AGA and CARFAC's first Art Industry Night.

This all-ages event will take place in Manning Hall and provide guests the opportunity to hang out and connect over snacks and activities.

Sans façon, Jasmin from Grasse, 2016 /2022. Installation view of Scents of Movement, Scents of Place, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022. Photography by Charles Cousins.

Guided Scent Tour with Sans façon

Thursday, November 24, 5pm

You are invited to take part in a guided scent tour led by artists Sans façon of their artwork Jasmine from Grasse in the new exhibition Scents of Movement, Scents of Place

This tour will go in-depth into the artwork and the process of creating this olfactory experience, hosted by curator Lindsey Sharman. Smell, a sense that is strongly and directly connected to our long-term memory, uniquely allows people to access past places, experiences and emotions through the faintest association. Jasmine from Grasse invites you to journey to a specific moment in someone else’s life through an olfactory encounter.  

Skeena Reece, Entitled, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, purchased with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Grant Program. Installation view of BEHOLD|EN, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022. Photography by Charles Cousins.

Community Tour of BEHOLD|EN with VASA

Thursday, November 24, 6pm

We are partnering with the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA) at the University of Alberta. These fine arts students will lead a tour of BEHOLD|EN, an exhibition featuring our recent art acquisitions.

Both tours takes place during our free admission night on the last Thursday of every month from 4 - 7pm.

The Art of Wellness Market

Sunday, November 27, 11am - 5pm 

The Art Gallery of Alberta’s first-ever Art of Wellness Market features local vendors and artists selling items and services that promote wellness and self-care.  

Come explore our talented vendors and see their unique items and services, including bath and beauty, perfumes, jewelry, candles, plant, prints, and art. This is a great market to discover new items from local businesses that can be beneficial to you or bought as a gift for friends or family. Whether you are looking to de-stress your life or looking for holiday gifts, we have amazing products all in one space. 


Know your shopAGA Artist: Jannell Naismith

Working and playing with stained and fused glass for over ten years, Jannell’s passion for the craft started with a traditional lead glass workshop. She now runs her home studio, Longshot Artisan Glass, in Rocky Mountain House and creates a variety of glass art and functional pieces, including stained glass, glass mosaics and fused glass.

You can find Jannell’s work at shopAGA. Stop by to see them for yourself and add the beauty of glass to your home today! 

AGA Education & Learning

Tours for Tots

Want to give your 3-5 year old the opportunity to explore?

Our weekly Tours for Tots program is just what you need! Tours for Tots is designed for parents and their young ones to explore the gallery in a fun and interactive way.  

Coming up:

November 16, 10am

Wâpakwanîwin is the Cree word for bloom, or it has many flowers. Cultivate your creativity in our new children’s gallery, a garden-inspired exhibition with space to rest, relax and be inspired. 

Stroller Tours

New parents welcome! Join us for our stroller tours, offering adult conversation, opportunities to socialize with other parents, baby play and added flexibility to ensure if you need to step away to attend to your little one, you won’t miss a thing! 

These tours are offered on the last Wednesday of the month at 11am and are free with General Admission. 

Next date: November 30, 11am

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!

Coming up:

The Great Tape Scape

November 17, 7pm

Work independently or collaboratively in studio and transform the space by creating a series of large-scale installation works using only coloured tape as your drawing tools.

Art Hive

Thursdays 12 - 2pm

Join AGA educators and students from St. Stephen’s College Art Therapy program in the art studio Art Hive. This weekly community-based art-making initiative is FREE and open to all, every Thursday from 12 - 2pm.

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.