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Art Gallery of Alberta

2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
+1 780-392-2500
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Amazing building and good use of the space for artwork

One show of Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven being I talked at the time so one space not... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Nanaimo, Canada
Edmonton's signature art gallery

For a big city, the art here was pretty disappointing- a lot of abstract and avant garde. But it... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Edmonton, Canada
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1, Canada
+1 780-392-2500
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

One show of Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven being I talked at the time so one space not available. Other exhibits were very well chosen and the docent was excellent and very available. The space also provided active participation with it's community members....More

Thank Clarice_Mc
Reviewed 8 February 2016

For a big city, the art here was pretty disappointing- a lot of abstract and avant garde. But it brings in some good special exhibits but they are small. It has a free night last Thursday of the month. Better off just to walk down...More

Thank justme55555
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

A great building, a pleasant cafe space on the top floor and some decent Albertan art especially the landscape paintings on the first floor. Also a 'live' artist studio. Certainly worth a visit in a downtown without a vast array of cultural attractions!

1  Thank northcom
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Not only is the EdmontonArt Gallery beautiful inside it is also on the outside. though I wish there was a lot more land around it. the exhibitions are always changing. there is a great restaurant. gourmet style. but be ready to pay for the experience....More

Thank ghislaine c
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I enjoy paintings, and I'm open to different types and interpretations of art, but I'm just not into the types of displays the gallery had on this summer. I live in Edmonton, and have never been to the Art Gallery before, so was looking forward...More

2  Thank CanadianTraveler49
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Depending on the featured artist this can be more or less interesting, and it obviously depends on your taste in art. The permanent collection is not that impressive.

2  Thank Stonyholmes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Perhaps the best thing about AGA is the building itself, it is very progressive and modern, a true gem compared to the usual mutilated architectural urbanism the city is so proud of. Unfortunately the gallery lacks essence, substance and direction. Perhaps the worse thing about...More

2  Thank Tomek W
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Unfortunately the museum has little to offer in respect to unusual or vastly interesting exhibits. I return each month (recently every two or three months) only in the hope that the space will be used well and I will leave with a renewed faith that...More

1  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I don't know what it says about the AGA that the highlight of the trip for my wife and I was the architecture of the building itself. I'll put it down to both of us being engineers who also enjoy art. Being massive fans of...More

Thank NazMilan84
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

During our visit there was showing of Italian baroque as well as other artists. The room most fascinating to me was where drawings revealed different perceptions using 3d effects. Another room had works by Chris Cran some of which required the use of a camera....More

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Response from Lauraine W | Reviewed this property |
5 minute walk. Go out the front door and walk straight ahead three blocks