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Installation view of ‘Wâpakwanîwin (To bloom, it has many flowers)’, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022.

The AGA is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Happy New Year! 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!

New Year, New Exhibitions

Esmaa Mohamoud, Installation view of Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat, Museum of London, London, 2020. Courtesy of the Museum of London

January 21 – May 1, 2023

In To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat, Toronto-based African Canadian artist Esmaa Mohamoud celebrates diversity and makes an urgent call to action around issues of racial marginalization.

Dean Drever, Double Mask, 2013. 8.5 x 16.5 x 6.6 in. fibreglass, lacquer.

January 21 – May 1, 2023

In In Black and WhiteEdmonton-born Dean Drever, a member of the Haida First Nation, explores reciprocal functions of cultural identification, specifically the variations between individual freedom and social oppression.

Recently, Dean Drever’s Pass the Hat also opened at your AGA.

Both In Black and White and Pass the Hat are presented by the Capital Power Indigenous Arts Fund.


Refinery: Go for Gold

March 4, 2023

Save-the-date! We are bringing all the chic and fun back with the hottest art party, Refinery: Go for Gold. For one night, we are painting our town GOLD and cheering on our champions with all the glittering. Don’t miss the fun. Tickets will be on sale next week.

Dentons Annual Giving Campaign

With the generosity of supporters like you, we are delighted to share that we have doubled Rick Arndt’s holiday challenge. We couldn’t be more appreciative. Thank you for supporting your AGA and thank you to Rick for his generosity and leadership. With deep gratitude, we have talked to artist, Gloria Mok; educator, Dara Armsden; and a few AGA Youth Council members. Hear their stories to learn more about the impact of your donations. 

Upcoming Events, Tours, Programs and Classes

All Day Sunday | Road Trip

January 8, 12-4pm

Art activities are a must-have take-a-long on short or long road trips. Join us this Sunday, travel through current exhibitions and plan for your next escape. Create a travel journal, paint a familiar landscape and explore the building with our scavenger hunt. 

Tours for Tots

January 11, 10am

Visit Road Trip and explore views of Alberta from the highway. Read  Car, Trucks and Things that go by Richard Scarry in the exhibition before using toy cars and a bit of paint to create your own travel history.

Film Night | Charlotte & Loving Vincent

January 12, 6pm and 8pm

Join us as we screen two animated biographical films: Charlotte (a 2021 film about the German painter Charlotte Saloman), and the much-requested film Loving Vincent (a 2017 film and the first fully hand-painted film about the life and death of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh). Enjoy one film for $10 or both for $15. AGA Members enjoy a free screening.

Tickets need to be purchased online in advance of the screening.  

Adult Open Studio | New Year! New Materials!

January 12, 7-9pm

Start the New Year off on a creative note!

Try your hands and let art bring new inspiration:

January 12, 7-9pm: New Year! New Materials

January 19, 7-9pm: Carve, Paint, Repeat

NEW: Cinema for Seniors | Loving Vincent

January 13, 2-4pm

Join us for a special Cinema for Seniors screening of Loving Vincent (2017). This film program is dedicated to seniors and is followed by a friendly group discussion with tea and treats. Loving Vincent is the first fully hand-painted film about the life and death of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.

This 90-minute film will be followed by a 30-minute discussion. This film is included in the admission but we suggest a $5 donation to support AGA programs, education and exhibitions

Weekend Art Class | Paint and Sculpt

January 14 - February 25, 1-3pm

Calling youth ages 13-17! There's still time to register for our weekend art class on Jan. 14. Get inspired by current exhibitions and explore two very different mediums: printmaking and sculpture. Experiment and problem solve with a variety of materials and techniques to create a series of artworks in both 2-D and 3-D forms. 

shopAGA  | Art Sales and Rental

Start the New Year right!

Treat yourself with one of our handcrafted items from shopAGA, a destination that celebrates Canadian and local makers, designers and innovators. 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%! 

Installation view of ‘Mosaic’, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2022.

See Mosaic before it closes!

Mosaic closes January 22 - don't miss this exhibition of Art Sales and Rental Artists! 

Mosaic is ultimately about community. It celebrates the confluence between the local artists who create artwork here in Alberta, and you - the viewer – for whom the work is both made and about. These artists are your neighbors, friends, and family who individually create artworks that, collectively, reveal what life and art is like in Alberta today.  

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.