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Installation view of I am Black History: Our Stories, Our Voices , Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Red: A Haida Manga, 2008. Watercolour, ink on paper. Courtesy of the Museum of Anthroplogy, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Installation view of Comic Sans, 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!

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Three new exhibitions opening soon at the AGA

August 20, 2022 – February 26, 2023

August 20, 2022 – February 26, 2023

August 26 – November 13, 2022

The AGA is opening three new exhibitions! On August 20, 2022, we welcome, Conjured Images: Spirit Photography from the turn of the 20th Century and BEHOLD|EN: New Acquisitions to the AGA Collection, to our main floor gallery spacesOn August 26, 2022, we welcome a collaborative exhibition to our Community Gallery.

Conjured Images: Spirit Photography from the turn of the 20th Century - This exhibition will feature early examples of photos that feature “extras” or ghostly apparitions that photographers and sitters claim were not physically present when the photos were taken. 

BEHOLD|EN: New Acquisitions to the AGA Collection - Since 1925, the AGA’s collection has grown to over 6,300 artworks acquired through donation and purchase. These recent additions to the collection are illustrative of the diversity of works that we have been able to acquire, and for which we are beholden to many donors and funders. 

Shuffle: Artwork from the Nina Collective -  This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, a supportive studio and gallery in Edmonton where a collective of artists with developmental and other disabilities create and share their work. 

Conjured Stories for Conjured Images

Do you have a spooky tale to share? Share your story with us and it could be featured in our upcoming exhibition, Conjured Images: Spirit Photography from the turn of the 20th Century! Take a peek, if you dare, at some of the early story submissions here.

This exhibition features early examples of photos that feature “extras” or ghostly apparitions that photographers and sitters claim were not physically present in the room when the photos were taken. Some believed these figures were the spirits of dead loved ones and claimed to recognize friends and family. Others blamed trickery or common phenomenon like a double exposure. Spirit photography was incredibly popular at the turn of the century because of changing technology and the rise of the spiritualist movement. The core of spiritualism is a belief that there is an afterlife that is much like this life and from which spirits can actively communicate. Many famous spiritualists like Queen Victoria, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Mary Todd Lincoln made attempting to convene with the dead a fairly mainstream hobby.

This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Lindsey Sharman. Presented by Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power. 

Members' Week

This Members Week, we're pleased to offer the following benefits for our Members:

  • Bring a friend for free
  • 20% discount at  shopAGA
  • May will offer a complimentary dessert for each booking of 2 people (at least one needs to be an AGA member) - with the purchase of 2 meals
  • New Member Sale – 20% Discount for any new Members who sign up in person or over the phone

Become a member today.

Upcoming events, tours & programs

ESO @ AGA | Summer Concert

Saturday, August 6, 2pm
Sunday, August 7, 2pm

We’re bringing music and art together this summer! We’ve partnered with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra to present performances at your AGA on August 6 and 7, 2022.

These performances are included with your AGA Membership or AGA admission, so be sure to come early to explore our exhibitions before finishing your day by enjoying a performance from the ESO.

Registration in advance is recommended due to limited capacity.

Heffel | Valuation Day

Thursday, August 11, 1-7pm

Join Heffel’s consignment specialists for a valuation event at the Art Gallery of Alberta. This by-appointment event will offer complimentary verbal appraisals of original artworks.

Please contact the Heffel office to book an appointment at (403) 238-6505, or submit your artwork online using our Estimate Request Form.

Film Night | Comics on Screen: "Persepolis" & "V for Vendetta"

Thursday, August 11, 6pm

Our comic book and graphic novel-inspired screening series is back! This month we are showing two great films based on graphic novels: Persepolis at 6pm and V for Vendetta at 8pm. We will be screening both films in our Ledcor Theatre. 

Enjoy one film for $10 or both for $15. Free for AGA Members. This event is open to all, however, note that the films are rated PG-13. This screening is part of the AGA’s programming for the new exhibition Comic Sans

AGA Comic and Zine Market

Saturday, August 20, 11am-5pm

The Art Gallery of Alberta’s first ever Comic and Zine Market will feature local artists and their amazing comics and zines! This market will be located at the entrance of the AGA and is free to experience and shop. Come explore, visit talented vendors, see their one-of-a-kind works and participate in mini art activities as well!  

AGA Education & Learning

ArtBreak Camps

Energize your kids' summer with our ArtBreak camps! Through imaginative exercises and projects related to specific themes, kids take the lead in the creative process and discover the world around them. Registration is still open for all our camps, including:
  • August 8-12 | Graphic Fiction
  • August 8-12 | Animal Architects
  • August 15-19 | Animation
  • August 22-26 | Shutterbug Club

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!

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.