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Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
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+1 780-392-2500
11:00 - 17:00
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The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in...

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs.

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Changing artists

A wonderful change of local and international artists, amazing to see home grown talent here in Edmonton. Nice for a Sunday afternoon.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2015
Jenna M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

A wonderful change of local and international artists, amazing to see home grown talent here in Edmonton. Nice for a Sunday afternoon.

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

It's a beautiful building on the outside but the entrance leads you into a vast, dismal, usually empty room, sort of like a railway station without the passengers. The person who takes your money is friendly enough, as are the staff in the gift shop--about the only time I get the feeling that I am wanted here. Maybe the place... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

A spectacular building in the heart of the city, giving us all the opportunity to sample artists from around the world! Admission is affordable and there is always something new to see. I have seen exhibits that range from Emily Carr to Andy Warhol. An Edmonton treasure for certain.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

If you have $13.13 and an hour and thirty minutes to spare this is your place. But you need to be an art enthusiasts to really appreciate this place. Very accommodating staffs and their AC works well.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

While staying at the Fairmont Macdonald hotel, we visited the Art Gallery of Alberta. We enjoyed most of the exhibits and spent a couple of hours walking around the various halls. Good value for your dollar, and the on-site store is a nice place to shop for unique gifts including locally made jewellry.

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Gibbons, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

the AGA has a modern look both inside and out, housing some of canada's most important pieces as well as exhibitions from around the world, spend some time there, you'll be glad you did.

Thank Shane S
Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

My brother and I spent the afternoon at the Art Gallery of Alberta and had a nice afternoon, however it was a little underwhelming. The gallery is extremely clean, well maintained, and has very interesting architecture. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The reason I mentioned our visit was somewhat underwhelming was due to the exhibits that were currently... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

It is a great feeling to see a world class gallery in the city center. With a magnificent design and stunning art on display you can wonder around for hours taking it all in.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Depending on what's on display at the time, this can be a very quiet relaxing experience, or a very crowded one. I prefer to wait for a quiet time, its nice to be able to enjoy the studios and read any info on the artists. If its a possibility, you must try the restaurant. We did a brunch that was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

What a masterpiece in architecture alone, It is even more impressive in person that pictures show. The gallery is not very big though with limited number of pieces at any time. What is great is how often exhibitions are replaced with new exhibitions. I would have liked more "famous" art in the permanent collection, compared to other places like Chicago... More 

Thank Marius B

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