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

The AGA is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
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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Sustaining Partner Since 2010

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

Featured at your AGA

Exhibition Opening | Celebrating six new exhibitions!

Join us on the evening of Friday, October 21 to celebrate and honour the artists and curators of BEHOLD|EN: New Acquisitions to the AGA Collection, Conjured Images: Spirit Photography from the turn of the 20th Century, Riaz Mehmood: Ghazal—Songs for Home, Road Trip, Scents of Movement, Scents of Place and Shuffle: Artwork from the Nina Collective.

Members will have a preview of the exhibitions at 6pm with opening remarks to begin at 6:20pm.

The public will have access to the opening from 7:30-9pm.

Tickets are still on sale for Refinery: Rave to the Grave!

Saturday, October 29, 9pm

Did you know that we have discounted tickets for students, arts and culture workers and healthcare workers? Take advantage of this great deal before tickets sell out! Get your tickets to the AGA's Halloween Refinery art party today!

This event is sponsored by Langham Developments Limited.

Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, Courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation, 2008. Photo: Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, avec l’aimable autorisation de la Cultural Landscape Foundation, 2008

NEW: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander site

The AGA is thrilled to launch a new microsite exploring the life and work of the renowned Canadian landscape architect, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (1921-2021), including documentation of the exhibition Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci shown at the AGA from June to October, 2021.

Upcoming events, tours & programs

All Day Sunday |
Making Sense of Art

Sunday, October 9, 12pm

Explore art and smell in our current exhibition Scents of Movement, Scents of Place. In the Atrium, use your five senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch & taste) to experiment with materials and techniques such as painting with tea, creating a textured sculpture with fabric and paper, and finally making a soundscape from found materials. 

All Day Sundays at the AGA provides families the opportunity to spend the afternoon exploring art and ideas connected to current exhibitions. With programs and projects scheduled throughout the day, families can stay for a while or drop-in for a quick visit. All Day Sunday activities include hands-on art-making, storytelling, performances, Gallery visits and collaborative projects.

Spooky Cinema Night: Beetlejuice & Ringu

Thursday, October 13, 6pm & 8pm

Join us for our film screening of Beetlejuice at 6pm and Ringu at 8pm. Watch either film for $10 for both for $15. 

This screening is part of the AGA’s programming for the new exhibition Conjured Images: Spirit Photography from the turn of the 20th Century.

Conjured Images: Spirit Photography from the turn of the 20th Century is graciously sponsored by Capital Power.


Meet shopAGA Artist Helis Podnek! 

Originally from Estonia and currently based here in Edmonton, Helis Podnek is a visual artist and creative designer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Product Design from the Estonia Academy of Arts in Tallinn. In 2005, she was granted a Visual Art Internship at Ellen Frank Illumination Arts Foundation in East Hampton, NY. In 2010, she studied multimedia design at NOMA Nordic Multimedia Academy in Kolding, Denmark. 

Helis’ original designs and creations can be found at ShopAGA in a variety of forms, from hand-painted wood towel holders to the towels themselves printed on French Twill and even greeting cards. 

Visit shopAGA and take home some of Helis Podnek’s beautiful product offerings today – admission is not required!

AGA Education & Learning

Tours for Tots

Don't miss Tours for Tots every Wednesday at 10am, an art program geared towards toddlers (ages 3-5) and their families. 

Coming up:

Create and Collect
Oct. 5 at 10am

Explore our exhibition BEHOLD/EN: New Acquisitions from the AGA Collection and discover artworks that are new to our vaults.

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 the last Wednesday of the month at 11am and are free with General Admission. 

Next date: Oct. 26 at 11am

AGA Youth Council

Join the AGA's Youth Council and help create a safe(r) space for youth to explore, experiment and express themselves through the arts! 

The Youth Council is comprised of art lovers and leaders between the ages of 13-17. 

Their engagement with the AGA helps develop meaningful experiences and opportunities for youth to engage with art, their own creative practices and their community.

Apply today!

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: 
Sept. 29 at 7pm
Using charcoal, conté and inks, sketch from a live model. Begin the session with expressive and loose renderings and finish with a longer, more sustained study. NB: This class features a nude model.

Oct. 6 at 7pm
Join us this week & for the rest of the month as we experiment and explore unconventional drawing methods and mark-making techniques.

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.