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Mario Doucette, L'accueil de Christophe Colomb, 2005 . Pastel, ink, pencil and acrylic on wood. Collection of Rob and Monique Sobey. Installation view of Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art, 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!

Art On the Block | Early Bird Tickets End Soon

Early Bird tickets end March 31! Party hard, bid harder and take home art donated by some of the most recognized visual artists in the province, as well as one-of-a-kind experiences and packages donated by local businesses and makers.  

Date: Friday, May 5, 2023 
Time: Champagne Preview | 6-7pm
       General Admission | 7-9pm
Place: Art Gallery of Alberta

Individual and group tickets available.

 Upcoming Exhibitions

William Hogarth: Gone to the Dogs

April 1 - August 13, 2023

William Hogarth was an English painter and engraver in the 1700’s. His most famous engravings are critical of English culture and his satire was directed at all social classes as well as religion and government. Many of his works are moralizing in nature, warning against the ills of British society at the time and show the exaggerated and disastrous results of immoral choices and actions. The works are elaborate, and the actions of main characters are often echoed in detail hidden in background scenes, surroundings and secondary characters and animals. Dogs, in particular, are used by the artist to help tell his stories.

kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day

April 1 - August 13, 2023

kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day features works by Lana Whiskeyjack. This exhibition is an exploration of the nêhiyaw teachings of the Thirteen Sacred Moons. Within the nêhiyaw (Cree) annual calendar, the year is divided into thirteen moons, each with their own teachings and spiritual significance. Passed on in ceremony and from community knowledge keepers, the teachings remind iskwêwak (women) and diverse genders of their sacred role to nurture and safeguard the culture and lifestyle of the community.

This exhibition is presented by the Poole Centre of Design and the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund.



April 12 - June 11, 2023

Lonigan Gilbert, Starry Nite Vision, 2022. Acrylic on Canvas. Art Sales & Rental Collection.

Embracing unconventional and distinct forms of creation, this exhibition features works that push the boundaries of traditional art. Showcasing the works by local artists in the AGA's Art Sales and Rental (AS&R) collection, PUSH aims to broaden our understanding of what art can be and advances our appreciation for its limitless possibilities. 

Curated by Andrew Wujkowski for AS&R, this exhibition is on view in the AGA's Community Gallery, where admission is not required.

Classes, Camps, Films, Tours and More

Stroller Tours

March 29, 11am

New parents are welcome to join us on a monthly tour of the AGA’s current exhibitions. This tour series has been designed to have 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.

Community Tour of Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat

March 30, 6pm

This month we are excited to welcome poet and theatre-maker Lebo Disele to lead a tour of  Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat. This tour is happening during our monthly free night at the AGA, which happens the last Thursday of the month from 4-7pm.  

Art & Language Meetup

April 1, 1pm

Bring a friend and join us for our inaugural Art and Language Meet-up featuring tours and discussion in French, Spanish and English. Learn about current exhibitions before settling in for an insightful conversation with fellow community members and multi-lingual speakers. 

This event is free but registration is required.

Free Teacher Tour

April 6, 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!

All Day Sunday | Art and Sport

April 9, 12-4pm

Enjoy a day of family-friendly art activities inspired by our current exhibition Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat. Explore identity and sport, and create a series of artworks that capture play, movement and strength.  

Film Night | Spotlight on the Films of Kent Monkman

April 13, 7pm

Join us as we celebrate the films of Kent Monkman, whose work in painting is currently on view as part of our exhibition Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art. This film program is for mature audiences and is not recommended for children. Please register as space is limited.

Cinema For Seniors | Spotlight on the Films of Kent Monkman

April 14, 2pm

Join us for Cinema for Seniors as we celebrate the films of Kent Monkman, whose work in painting is currently on view as part of our exhibition Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art. This screening includes tea and treats, with a discussion afterwards.

Teen Night at the AGA

April 14, 5-8pm

The AGA’s Youth Council invites fellow youth to an evening of art, conversation and madcap fun. Dress for a tea party, bring along a friend or two and join us for an Alice in Wonderland-inspired tea party. Explore current exhibitions, compete in an art battle, pose in our photo booth and make art to take home. Refreshments will be served. 

This event is free; please register below.

Tours for Tots

Every Wednesday at 10 am, children ages 3-5 and their parents explore art and join in for playful activities at Tours for Tots.

March 29: Dotted Landscapes
April 5: The Art of Pysanky

Studio Y

Every Wednesday, 4-5:30pm

Join us for Studio Y, a creative hangout for youth ages 13-17.

Explore a new topic each week and experiment with art materials in a fun and informal studio format. 

$5 per session or get your punch card for multiple sessions.

Studio Y is supported by the AGA Youth Council and the Butler Family Foundation.

Art Hive

Every Thursday, 12-2 pm

Join our educators and students from St. Stephen’s College Art Therapy program in the art studio Art Hive, a community art making initiative that welcomes everyone to get creative while feeling safe and included. 

Art Hive is free and open to all, and is presented with St. Stephen’s College at the University of Alberta.

Adult Open Studio

Every Thursday, 7 pm 

Adult Open Studio is a drop-in art workshop. Classes are casual. No experience required. Simply drop in, relax, explore a new idea and experiment. All materials included.

March 30: Woodblock Prints
April 6: Spring Festivities

Art Sales and Rental

Spring is here – it's time to refresh your home or office! With over 1,300 pieces available to explore, there’s something for everyone at Art Sales and Rental. For over 60 years, we’ve enabled Albertans to have art in their homes and offices at a reasonable cost while supporting the careers of Alberta artists. Drop by or visit us online.


shopAGA is a destination that celebrates Canadian and local makers, designers and innovators. With an emphasis on originality, craftmanship and quality, we are committed to providing 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%!

In the Community

Live at the Winspear: Portraits of Home | Presented by Echo Chamber

April 8 at 8pm

Experience a unique event on the Winspear stage on April 8. Live At The Winspear: Portraits of Home combines dance and string chamber music, with the audience up close and personal on the stage and in the choir loft. This special project, curated by Echo Chamber, illuminates the inseparable relationship between music and the land on which it was conceived. Featuring works by Carmen Braden, Benjamin Britten, Caroline Shaw, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, with choreography by Alysa Pires and William Yong. Featured performers include the Rosebud String Quartet and dancers Hannah Shikatani, Robert Stephen, and Christian Lavigne. Buy your tickets at or by calling the Box Office at 780.428.1414.

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.