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Frederick Arthur Verner, Winter Buffalo, 1884. watercolour. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, gift of the Estate of Vieva Kelly Matthews, 1976

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.

Thank you Capital Power
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!

Holiday hours at your AGA!

James Henderson, Near Fort Qu'appelle, Sask, c. 1931. Oil on canvas. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, purchased in 1934

The gallery hours over the holidays will be as follows:

  • Friday, December 23, 11am-5pm
  • Saturday, December 24,11am-5pm
  • Sunday, December 25 closed
  • Monday, December 26 closed
  • Tuesday, December 27 closed
  • Wednesday, December 28, 11am-5pm
  • Thursday, December 29, 11am-7pm
  • Friday, December 30, 11am-5pm
  • Saturday, December 31, 11am-5pm
  • Sunday, January 1 closed
  • Monday, January 2 closed
  • Tuesday, January 3 closed
  • Wednesday, January 4, 11am-5pm

We hope to see you over the holidays!

Featured at your AGA

Executive Director and Chief Curator Catherine Crowston receives Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

AGA Executive Director and Chief Curator, Catherine Crowston, was honoured with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal on November 15! 

This medal is awarded to Albertans who have made significant contributions to our province. 

Follow the link to learn about Catherine's contributions to the visual arts and culture communities in Alberta and across Canada.

Cast your vote in the Dentons Purple Art Contest!

Voting deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 5pm

Help us pick the winners for the Dentons Purple Art Contest! Vote online or during your visit to the gallery next to Conjured Images.

Learn more about the shortlisted artists and artworks by following the link below!

Upcoming events, tours & programs

The Art of Wellness Market

Sunday, November 27, 11am - 5pm 

The Art Gallery of Alberta’s first-ever Art of Wellness Market features local vendors and artists selling items and services that promote wellness and self-care.  

Come explore our talented vendors and see their unique items and services, including bath and beauty, perfumes, jewelry, candles, plant, prints, and art. This is a great market to discover new items from local businesses that can be beneficial to you or bought as a gift for friends or family. Whether you are looking to de-stress your life or looking for holiday gifts, we have amazing products all in one space. 

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

Next date: November 30, 11am

Film Screening | Day With(out) Art 2022: BEING & BELONGING

Thursday, December 1, 6pm

The Art Gallery of Alberta is proud to partner with Visual AIDS and HIV Edmonton for Day With(out) Art 2022 by presenting Being & Belonging.

Curator’s Tour with Lindsey Sharman of Scents of Movement, Scents of Place

Saturday, December 3, 2pm

Please join us for a curator’s tour of our exhibition Scents of Movement, Scents of Place with curator Lindsey Sharman. 

This tour will feature information about the artwork on display and give you a behind-the-scenes perspective on this exhibition.

Film Night at the AGA | Polyester presented in Smell-O-Vision

Thursday, December 8, 7pm

Join us for a special Interactive version of our monthly film program! 

We are screening the film Polyester in SMELL-O-VISION by cult classic filmmaker John Waters starring Divine. This film screening includes interactive scratch and sniff cards that correspond with scenes in the film turning it into an olfactory experience. 

Senior’s Group at the AGA | First Meeting and Brainstorm

Wednesday, December 14, 1pm

The AGA is planning on introducing more seniors-focused programs for 2023 and we want your feedback! 

Please join us for our first meeting and brainstorming session.

Art Sales & Rental

Mosaic Exhibition Reception

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Mosaic, an exhibition of local and Canadian artists whose works are currently featured in the AGA Art Sales & Rental showroom.  

Meet our team, browse the collection and see how you can add original, one-of-a-kind art to your home and office… just in time for the holidays!   

This event is free to attend!  

AGA Education & Learning

Winter ArtBreak Camp

Winter City Art Adventures
December 27 - 30, 9am - 4pm

Discover what is unique about Edmonton in our favorite season! Explore the urban landscape before heading into the river valley for a snow adventure! 

Work en plein air to capture seasonal sketches of the city and our green (snowy!) spaces and then, return to the studio to experiment with a variety of media and materials. 

Visit current exhibitions to spark new ideas and take home a series of artworks based on your favorite observations.

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:

Clay Sculpture

December 1, 7pm

Learn the basics of clay sculpture including instructions to build an armature and additive & reductive techniques. Study shape and form in our current exhibitions before putting it all together to create a sculptural object.

Art Hive

Thursdays 12 - 2pm

Join AGA educators and students from St. Stephen’s College Art Therapy program in the art studio Art Hive. This weekly community-based art-making initiative is FREE and open to all, every Thursday from 12 - 2pm.

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

In Our Community

Coming soon to the Citadel Theatre: The Royale

February 4 - 19, 2023

By Marco Ramirez
Directed by Philip Akin

Jay "The Sport" Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it is 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. Inspired by the life of Jack Johnson, the first Black heavyweight world champion, The Royale brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a place in history.

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.