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Installation view, A Link with Nature: Botanical Photography 1850 - 1950 , Art Gallery of Alberta, 2023.

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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!

Happy Holidays from the AGA

We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season. We are open December 24 and 27-31.

  • Give the gift of AGA Memberships

  • Discover handcrafted items at shopAGA created by local makers

  • Gain an insider perspective with our private tours

  • Explore our exhibitions 

While we are closed on New Year’s Day (January 1, 2024), we open again on January 3 and invite you back to celebrate your new year with us! 

Support our Annual Giving Campaign

Unleash the power of art! Join hundreds of other members at the AGA and become a catalyst for creativity, inspiration, and connection. With your support of our Annual Giving Campaign, we can ensure that the AGA continues to offer new and transformative art experiences in Alberta, such as our upcoming exhibitions!

Brenda Draney, Self Portrait, 2022. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

This exhibition features works by Edmonton-based artist Brenda Draney that delve into complex questions around the notion of intimacy. Sifting through images culled from her own personal archive, her memory, and the Internet, Brenda Draney recalls figures and moments that have shaped her lived experiences.

Initiated, organized, and circulated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. Presented by the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund and supported by Sobey Art Foundation.


Lilacs (for Farah), 2021. Oil and acrylic on canvas. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, purchased with funds from the Soper Endowment.

To plant a seed is to have hope for a tomorrow. To cultivate a garden is to fathom that there can be a future but accepting and working with inevitable failures. Through painting and ceramic sculpture Emmanuel Osahor captures the ever-changing nature of gardens where everything is always in process and there is often a balance between haphazard construction and the arduous pursuit of perfection.  

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Lindsey Sharman. Presented by the Poole Centre of Design.  

Tom Thomson (1877–1917), Northern Lights, 1916 or 1917, oil on wood, 21.5 × 26.7 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Bequest of Dr. J.M. MacCallum, Toronto, 1944, Photo: Courtesy of National Gallery of Canada.

Tom Thomson (1877–1917) is indisputably Canada’s preeminent modern painter, an artist whose unprecedented brilliance blazed the trail for the formation of the Group of Seven in the wake of his tragic death in 1917 at Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park. This exhibition offers a close look at Thomson’s legacy, focusing on the oil sketch, of which he is the supreme master. Featuring over 100 works, this exhibition is a first for Edmonton.

Organized and circulated by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection with the exceptional support of the National Gallery of Canada. Curated by Ian A.C. Dejardin and Sarah Milroy. With support from the Government of Canada. Sponsored by Heffel.


5 Artists 1 Love Returns

Coming January 2024: Returning to the AGA is 5 Artists 1 Love, an annual exhibition that celebrates the artistic vibrancy and range of Edmonton’s African-Canadian communities, from Angola to Zanzibar, Togo to Tobago, or Brazil to Barbados! This phenomenal art exhibition showcases the diversity of the African diaspora and promotes emerging and established artists to develop global African arts and cultures and celebrate African-Canadian brilliance.

Now celebrating its 18th year, the exhibition once again showcases five African-Canadian artists, highlighting their unique style and vision arising from their global and local experience.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and 5 Artists 1 Love. Curated by Darren W. Jordan.

Classes, Films, Tours and More

Stroller Tours

December 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! 

Free Admission Thursdays

Presented by EPCOR

December 28, 4-7pm

The AGA is pleased to offer free admission from 4-7pm on the last Thursday of every month with the support of EPCOR. Take advantage of this offer to check out our galleries and programming, including a mocktail demonstration by JoAnne Pearce (Mock-Ups Mocktails).

Film Night

January 11

Join us for our first Film Night of the year! We are showing two films that share unique stories about important historical works of art. Watch both films for $15 or either film for $10. AGA Members get 25% off.

6pm | The Lost Leonardo (2021)

8pm | The Monuments Men (2014)

Cinema for Seniors

January 12, 2pm

Seniors! Join us for a screening of The Lost Leonardo (2021), which chronicles the inside story behind the painting Salvator Mundi. As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity: is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci?  

This film will be followed by a 30-minute discussion and includes tea and treats. Tickets are $5 or free with our Barrier Free ticket.

Weekend Art Classes

January 13 – February 24, 2024

Looking for an art experience for the kids after the holidays? Register for our Weekend Art Classes! Empower your kids or teens to make new friends and discover the world through art:

Ages 6-8
Paint & Animate

Ages 9-12 | Nature Studies

Ages 13-17 | Acrylic Painting

Art Sales and Rental

Whether you are looking for artwork for that special someone or spoiling yourself, consider coming by 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. Come by or learn more online.


Find the perfect holiday gift at shopAGA! 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. From unique gifts for that special someone to handcrafted décor that adds cheer to your home, shopAGA will make the holidays memorable! 

Admission is never required to stop by shopAGA & AGA Members get 10% off.

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary  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.