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Lana Whiskeyjack, Niskipîsim – Pinâskowi-pîsim – Leaf-Falling Moon, 2021. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Whiskeyjack Art House. Installation view of kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ ...when the night shines like the day, Art Gallery of Alberta, 2023. Photography by Charles Cousins, courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

The AGA is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
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!

Art on the Block is One Week Away!

Jim Visser, Hilltop Fireweed, n/a. Courtesy of Bugera Matheson Gallery.

Party with friends, bid on and own gorgeous art (as pictured above) from the most recognized artists in the province, as well as one-of-a-kind experiences and packages donated by local businesses and makers.

Date: May 5, 2023
Time: Champagne Preview | 6-7pm
                  General Admission | 7pm until late
Place: Art Gallery of Alberta

Individual and Group Tickets available.

Asian Heritage Month

Anime Night with the AGA and ASAPA

May 4, 6pm and 8pm

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, join us for a special Anime Night presented by the AGA and our community partner The Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts (ASAPA). We are showing two blockbuster anime created by the late, legendary film director, animator and manga artist, Satoshi Kon.  

6pm: Tokyo Godfather  (English, 90 Minutes)
8pm: Paprika (English, 90 Minutes) 

We will be screening both films in our Ledcor Theatre. Enjoy one film for $10 or both for $15. AGA Members get 25% off admission.  

Cinema For Seniors | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

May 12, 2-4pm

Join us on May 12 for a special Cinema for Seniors screening of the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry that explores the life of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.  

This film program is dedicated to seniors and is followed by a friendly group discussion with tea and treats. The film will be screened in our Ledcor Theatre in English. 

Entrance to the program is $5. Barrier free access can be accessed online by selecting the appropriate Barrier Free ticket, and in-person by request.

This program is part of the Asian Heritage Month program at the Art Gallery of Alberta.  

Opening Tomorrow |  Uii Savage: Celestial Passage

Uii Savage, Celestial Passage, 2022/2023, augmented reality. Image courtesy of the Artist.

April 29, 2023 - April 29, 2024

Celestial Passage  is an augmented reality that uses the AGA’s Main Hall as a simulated observation site for viewing North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) satellite data in real-time. Visitors can navigate a data portrait of orbiting traffic amongst artificially-generated angels. The work blends fantasy with reality to address globalization and the complexity of space politics. This augmented reality is superimposed onto planetary symbols fixed onto the walls of Main Hall and re-presents information to audiences while rendering visible the unseen but intensifying forces that occupy the public domain of space.

Celestial Passage is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Lindsey Sharman.

Classes, Camps, Tours, Films and More

Weekend Art Classes

May 13 – June 24

The AGA offers Weekend Art Classes to different age groups throughout the year. Empower your kids or teens to make new friends and discover the world through art. 

Moonlight and Night Sky (ages 6-8)

Hogarth’s Hounds (ages 9-12)

From Warhol to Banksy (ages 13-17)

All Day Sunday | Gone to the Dogs

May 14, 12-4pm

On Mother’s Day, get inspired by 18th-century artist and engraver William Hogarth in our current exhibition William Hogarth: Gone to the Dogs. Learn about the artist and his dog and create a suite of comic-inspired artworks for your mother, grandmother or great-grandmother! 

AGA Comic and Zine Market

 May 20 and 21, 11am-5pm

Join us on May 20 and 21 for the AGA’s second annual Comic and Zine Market, featuring local artists showcasing amazing comics, zines, and multiples being made in the province. his market is taking place in the entrance of the AGA and is free to experience and shop. Does not include admission to the Gallery.

Free Admission

May 25, 4-7pm

The AGA is pleased to offer free admission from 4-7pm on the last Thursday of every month. Take advantage of this offer to check out our exhibitions, programming and shopAGA.

Webinar | Why Visual Artists Need a Contract | Chris W. Carson (CARFAC Alberta) and Interdisciplinary Artist Terrance Houle

May 30, 6:30pm

To create a healthy arts ecosystem where visual artists thrive, contracts are essential. Chris W. Carson will outline some of the ground rules (best practices) that help artists make money from their practice. Artist Terrance Houle will share stories on how contracts have been important to his career in terms of getting paid and the protection of his artistic rights. 

This program is part of a partnership between CARFAC Alberta and the Art Gallery of Alberta. 

Stroller Tour

May 31, 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 free with admission.

Art Hive

Every Thursday, 12-2 pm

Join our educators and students from St. Stephen’s College Art Therapy program in the art studio Art Hive, a community art making initiative that welcomes everyone to get creative while feeling safe and included. 

Art Hive is free and open to all and is presented with St. Stephen’s College at the University of Alberta.

Tours for Tots

Every Wednesday at 10am

Children ages 3-5 and their parents explore art and join in for playful activities at Tours for Tots.

May 3 | No Tours for Tots today

Studio Y

Every Wednesday, 4-5:30pm

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.

May 10 | Relief Printing

May 17 | Book Binding

Studio Y is supported by the AGA Youth Council and the Butler Family Foundation.

ArtBreak Summer Camps

Starting July 4

This summer, join us for an investigation of nature, stories, creativity, comics and design! Each week, we explore one of these themes, visit current exhibitions, experiment in the studio, and discover the art, neighbourhoods, and green spaces around the gallery.  

Art Sales and Rental

Refresh your home or office this spring 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 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

The Citadel | Prison Dancer

May 6 - 28, 2023

Music and Lyrics by Romeo Candido
Book by Romeo Candido and Carmen De Jesus
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino
A Co-Production with Prison Dancer Inc.

Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund

In 2007, a video of 1,500 inmates in a Philippines prison dancing to Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" was posted to YouTube and quickly became one of the internet’s first viral videos. The “Dancing Inmates of Cebu” are the inspiration behind this exciting new musical by Filipino-Canadian creators Romeo Candido and Carmen De Jesus.

Alberta Ballet | BOTERO

May 5, 7:30pm

This May, the characters of painter Fernando Botero will dance their way from canvas to stage when Alberta Ballet premieres Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s BOTERO.

An innovative take on art-inspiring-art, this contemporary ballet features Latin American rhythms and beats as the dancers of Alberta Ballet bring Botero’s iconic works to life.

This world premiere debuts in Edmonton, and AGA subscribers get a 20% discount on opening night!  

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.