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Installation view of Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art , Art Gallery of Alberta, 2023

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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!

Art On the Block is Back!

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now! Outbid the competition and take home Art That’s Worth It, 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

 Celebration Event
kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day

Join us for a celebration of the new exhibition kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ …when the night shines like the day, which will include a drum performance, Elder remarks, refreshments and more. This event is included in admission. 

kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ …when the night shines like the day is presented by the Poole Centre of Design and the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund.


 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 contemporary Indigenous art by Alex Janvier and 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 relationship to nurture and safeguard the cultural lifestyle of the community.

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


Classes, Camps, Films, Tours and More

Artists in Conversation: Hanny Al Khoury and Lindsey Sharman co-presented by Studio Arts at MacEwan University

Join us for a conversation with Edmonton artist Hanny Al Khoury and curator Lindsey Sharman as they discuss the new exhibition La La Lands.

La La Lands is presented in the RBC New Works Gallery.

Spring ArtBreak Camps

Starting March 27

This spring, we are taking inspiration from Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art  and creating unique experiences through art. Different camps available for ages 6-12 and 13-17.

Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art is organized and circulated by McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Call for Submission: AGA Comic and Zine Market

Deadline extension: March 25

We heard you and have extended our submission deadline to March 25! We are seeking submissions from Alberta artists for our second annual Comic and Zine Market. Celebrating independent publications and prints, the AGA will host makers who specialize in zines, comics, books, multiples, wearable accessories. The market will take place on May 20 and 21. 

All Day Sunday

March 19, 12-4pm

The Sobey family has been a champion of the arts for three generations including a vast private collection and the establishment of the Sobey art prize. Learn more about what is in the family collection, then paint and sculpt a series of artworks you would like to see in your own family collection.

This event is inspired by the exhibition, Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art, organized and circulated by McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Adult Open Studio

Every Thursday, 7pm

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 16: Invented Characters
March 23: Abstract Painting
March 30: Woodblock Prints

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.

Studio Y

Every Wednesday, 3:30pm

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.

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 15 : Leprechauns, Beware! 
March 22: Spring Solstice
March 29: Dotted Landscapes

Art Sales and Rental

While there is still snow out there, it may be time to think about refreshing your home or office with a spring look! 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.


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.