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Reckie Lloyd, Cold Watah , 2021. Oil on canvas, 24”x 30”. MAMAMUSO (Grandmother) , 2021. Oil on canvas, 24” x 30”. FYAH , 2020. Oil on canvas, 24” x 36”. Courtesy of the artist. Installation view of 5 Artist 1 Love , Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022. 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!

New Exhibitions

More new exhibitions coming to your AGA! 

Opening on January 21:

Esmaa Mohamoud, Installation view of Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat, Museum of London, London, 2020. Courtesy of the Museum of London

January 21 – May 1, 2023

In To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat, Toronto-based African Canadian artist Esmaa Mohamoud celebrates diversity and makes an urgent call to action around issues of racial marginalization.

Dean Drever, Double Mask, 2013. 8.5 x 16.5 x 6.6 in. fibreglass, lacquer.

January 21 – May 1, 2023

In In Black and WhiteEdmonton-born Dean Drever, a member of the Haida First Nation, explores reciprocal functions of cultural identification, specifically the variations between individual freedom and social oppression.

Recently, Dean Drever’s Pass the Hat also opened at your AGA.

Both In Black and White and Pass the Hat are presented by the Capital Power Indigenous Arts Fund.

Opening February 18:

Hanny Al Khoury, Revenge, 2022, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the Artist.

Hanny Al Khoury: La La Lands

La La Lands is an imaginary place where traumas have been purged and exorcized. Although the forms and objects represent stories and events from the artist’s life, their abstracted nature means that anyone can see things relevant to their own personal journeys.

Lawren S. Harris (1885–1970) Algoma Hill, 1920. Oil on canvas 116.2 x 137.2 cm. Collection of Donald and Beth Sobey © Family of Lawren S. Harris.

Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art

Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art tells the story of one family’s visionary engagement with Canadian and Indigenous art.  


Refinery: Go for Gold | Early Bird Tickets on Sale

March 4, 9pm-2am

Don’t miss the early bird tickets to the hottest art party, Refinery: Go for Gold. Join us as we paint the town GOLD and cheer on our champions! Early bird tickets are on sale until January 25.

Black History Month

This Black History Month, we are excited to provide a variety of programs in celebration of Black creatives: 

5 Artists 1 Love 

January 28 – April 2

5 Artists 1 Love is an annual Black History Month extravaganza showcasing the artistic vibrancy and range of Edmonton’s African-Canadian communities, from Angola to Zanzibar, Tobago to Togo, and Barbados to Brazil! It promotes emerging and established artists, develops global African arts and cultures, and celebrates Black excellence.

We are excited to welcome 5 Artists 1 Love back to our Community Gallery (where admission fee is not required). For 12 years, the AGA has served as home for 5 Artists 1 Love. We encourage everyone to check out the lineup of this year's artists.

Navigating the Artworld with Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware and Elsa Robinson | Presented by the AGA and CARFAC Alberta

Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 pm

The AGA and CARFAC Alberta are excited to have Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware and Elsa Robinson to share their perspective on navigating the art world. Highlighting experiences, education and opportunities that showcase the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada, this hour-long livestream provides a professional development opportunity for artists and cultural workers.

Film Night | Black History Month Edition | Programmed by YEGTheComeUp! 

February 9, 6pm and 8pm

Join YEGTheComeUp! and the AGA for a special Black History Month edition:

6pm | Moonlight

8pm | If Beale Street Could Talk

Enjoy one film for $10 or both for $15. Seniors and students receive a discount of $5 per film or $10 for both. Free for AGA Members.

Family Day | Free Admission

February 20, 11am-5pm

The AGA is proud to present Family Day activities at the AGA, with free admission presented by Qualico. Enjoy:

  • Free admission and access to all galleries*
  • Fun, interactive and kids-friendly games
  • 10% off at shopAGA for AGA Members

*Please note: the last admission to the galleries will be at 4pm.

Upcoming Events, Tours, Programs and Classes

Free Admission

January 26, 4-7pm

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

Teacher Tours

January 26, 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.

Community Tour of Road Trip  with Lincoln Ho

January 26, 6pm

This month we are excited to have Lincoln Ho, digital creator and blogger with Yegventures lead a tour of the exhibition Road Trip. This tour is happening during our monthly free night at the AGA, which happens the last Thursday of the month from 4-7pm.  

You can participate in this free program in-person; registration is recommended but not required.  

Adult Open Studio 

Thursdays, 7-9pm

Try your hands at art and explore your own creativity. See upcoming workshops:

January 26: Winter Watercolours

February 2: Figure Drawing

February 9: Heart-Shaped Cards

Art Sales and Rental

With over 1,300 pieces of original Alberta art, you will find something that freshens up your home or office space. Connect with our Art Sales and Rental today.

For more than 60 years, the AGA’s Art Sales and Rental program enables the public to have art in their homes and offices at a reasonable cost while supporting the careers of Alberta artists.

In the Arts District

Friday, January 27

See your ESO perform a New Music concert curated and conducted by Alex Prior. Graffiti features thrilling orchestral works by living composers, including Zosha Di Castri, Unsuk Chin, and Du Yun. Explore provocative soundscapes in a stimulating evening of adventurous music. Tickets start at $25!

Jersey Boys at The Citadel Theatre

February 11 - March 12, 2023 

Four men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey come together in the 1960’s to form one of the most successful bands in music history, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice 
Music by Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Directed and Choreographed by Julie Tomaino

From Our Partner

AFA Grant Writing Workshops

The deadline for individual project grants is March 1, 2023.

With the deadline fast approaching, it might be time to consider participating in an AFA grant writing workshop. These FREE workshops are a great resource to help improve your grant writing skills and you applications.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

See below for upcoming dates and click the links for more information.

Tuesday, January 24 at 7 pm
Wednesday, February 8 at 7 pm

Make sure you stay in the know by subscribing to the AFA’s Newswire!

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.