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Mary M. Vaux, Anemone des prairies, c.1894 - 1912 . Lantern slide (reproduction). Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies . Installation view, A Link with Nature: Botanical Photography 1850 - 1950 , 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!

Exhibition Opening: Second Skin and Fall Exhibitions

Cannupa Hanksa Luger, Water Bison, 2021. Digital video and regalia on mannequins. Courtesy of the Artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. Photo: Brandon Soder, 2023.

Join us in celebrating the opening of our fall exhibitions, including: Second Skin, Boreal Barometer: The Art of Observation and Well-Being, Between Things: Alberta Ceramics and A Link With Nature: Early Botanical Photography, 1850 – 1950. 

Date: September 29

Time: 6-9pm

6pm – Members' Preview

7:30pm – Public Preview

All other exhibitions (including From Warhol to Banksy organized by the Kelowna Art Gallery) and our shopAGA will also be open. 

Second Skin is presented by TD Ready Commitment.

Between Things: Alberta Ceramics is presented by the Poole Centre of Design.

Refinery: Last of Us

Early Bird Tickets end September 19

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This Halloween, join us at our Refinery: Last of Us!

Date: October 28, 2023

Time: 9pm – 2am 

Inspired by the hit TV show filmed in Alberta, The Last of Us, we are transforming the AGA into a dystopian dancehall! Enjoy an evening with:

- Dancing on our two dance floors
- Performances throughout the night
- Our current exhibitions
- Art activity stations
- Killer cocktails

Bonus: Add an option Premium Pass for your exclusive access to the VIP bar with two drinks!

Classes, Tours, Films and More

AGA After Dark: Banksy Edition

September 22, 6-9pm

Join us for an exclusive after-hours 18+ event in celebration of our exhibition From Warhol to Banksy. This late-night event is a perfect time to visit the gallery with your friends, grab a drink at our bar, try your hand at making your own Banksy-inspired artwork and get late night access to this Iconic exhibition.  

Tickets are $30 or $27 for AGA Members (login to AGA website to access Members pricing).  

From Warhol to Banksy is organized by 

Stroller Tours

September 27, 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! 

Community Tour of From Warhol to Banksy with VASA

September 28, 6-7pm

Fine Arts students from the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA) at the University of Alberta will lead a tour of From Warhol to Banksy, which highlights the Pop Art Movement and the careers of some of the art world’s most iconic figures.  

This tour is happening during our monthly FREE night at the AGA, which happens the last Thursday of the month from 4-7pm. Registration is recommended but not required.

Call for Submissions 101

October 3, 6:30pm

Join Tyler Sherard (Curator, McMullen Gallery) as he discusses advice and strategies regarding calls to submissions. He will be joined by Lindsey Sharman (Curator, AGA), who will discuss an upcoming call for submissions from the AGA.

This webinar is free and includes a Q&A. This program is presented with CARFAC Alberta.

Corporate Morning Mixer

October 5, 8-9:30am

Network with professionals, businesses and civic leaders in the Alberta Capital Region to gather and connect! Connect with like-minded business professionals, entrepreneurs and community members on reigniting arts and business at the heart of our city. This program includes tours of the AGA and exhibitions.  RSVPs will be entered to win a door prize. Register now for free.

 Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided.

Seniors Takeover Day at the AGA

October 5, 11am-7pm

FREE ADMISSION for Seniors on Seniors Takeover Day! Explore our exhibitions while partaking in free art activities, tours, film screening, performances and discussions. In addition, seniors receive a 10% discount from shopAGA and exclusive discounts on Memberships.

Free admission for seniors is made possible by the City of Edmonton Meet Me Downtown Grant.

Studio Y

Sundays, 1-3pm

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.

Adult Open Studio

Every Thursday, 7pm 

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

Art Sales and Rental

Fall is in the air. Refresh your home or office with one of our pieces from Art Sales and Rental! 

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 the place for you! As a destination that celebrates Canadian and local makers, designers and innovators, shopAGA provides interesting, authentic, culturally significant and locally-made products to amplify your art experience. Pamper yourself or a loved one with unique gifts while supporting local creators!

Admission is never required to visit shopAGA. Show your AGA membership and save 10%!

In the Community

The Citadel | The Importance of Being Earnest

September 23 - October 15, 2023
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Jackie Maxwell

The classic comedy by Oscar Wilde comes alive on the Citadel stage. Two society bachelors, Jack and Algernon, both secretly pretend to be a man called Ernest. After meeting two women who know them only as their alter egos, a weekend in the country sparks mayhem and hilarity in this farce about mistaken identities as they attempt to conceal the truth and keep up the charade.

The Winspear | Hans Zimmer: Phenomenal Film Scores 

October 4 & 5 at 7:30 PM
Sponsored by ATB Wealth
Conducted by Richard Kaufman

For the first time ever, your Edmonton Symphony Orchestra will perform an entire evening of music by Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer. Your ESO will perform your favourites, including music from Interstellar, Dune, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Gladiator, The Dark Knight, and more. Don’t miss this exciting chance to hear Hans Zimmer’s award-winning music performed live by your ESO. Hans Zimmer: Phenomenal Film Scores, sponsored by ATB Wealth, takes place Oct 4 & 5 at 7:30 PM. Get your tickets at or by calling 780.428.1414.

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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.