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Peter von Tiesenhausen’s impressive survey-style show at the Art Gallery of Alberta takes visitors through a darkened landscape of salvaged materials and rudimentary objects. more

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This show reveals there’s still much recovery work to be done on the history of women artists in Western Canada. more

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HeavyShield, a Kainai-Blood artist, took inspiration for this exhibition from the southern Alberta landscape. more

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A companion exhibition to the National Gallery of Canada’s 2017 Canadian Biennial, "Turbulent Landings" features new work from Canadian and International artists. more

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"Cutline: From the Photography Archives of the Globe and Mail" is a dog-eared shrine to the waning physicality of photographs as objects. more

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This summer the Art Gallery of Alberta partners with the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown and The Rooms in St. Johns to bring The Great One to audiences across the nation with the new exhibition–"Gretzky is Everywhere". more

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Perhaps grounding the artists in the cultural impact and global significance of biennials prompted some amongst this relatively young cohort to overreach. more

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Spread over the two sites, it opens at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton on May 27, 2017 and Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff on June 24, 2017, with public programming at both sites throughout the exhibition’s duration. more

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The Art Gallery of Alberta has announced that beginning March 28, all children, youth under 18, and Alberta’s students will have free access to the gallery. more

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Maybe yoga classes can help build audiences for art. more

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Nancy Wilson Ross, an expert on Eastern religions, once said: “Nothing can be asserted about Hinduism that cannot also be denied.” This same statement aptly summarizes David Altmejd’s intricate oeuvre. more

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Does creativity run in families? Damian Moppett and his dad, Ron, who exhibit together this fall at the Art Gallery of Alberta, are just one example of how family ties play out in the arts. more

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It’s an odd irony: grand new art galleries are opening across the west just as the digital age ushers in unprecedented access to art from the comfort of our sofas. more

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Duane Linklater, "Beast of Burden," 2016

Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery. Photo: Blaine Campbell

My first job was teaching art at the Edmonton Art Gallery. I loved every moment until two First Nations children came to me distraught because other kids were quietly making vile racist comments. more

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Michael Morris, "City Deluxe 5", 1968/2012, etching and aquatint, 30” x 22” (edition of 25 published by Kardosh Projects)  Courtesy the artist and Kardosh Projects, Vancouver

Courtesy the artist and Kardosh Projects, Vancouver

"The Blur in Between", which questions the boundaries between disciplines such as contemporary art, design, craft, typography, architecture and digital art, is no exception. more

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2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art will feature artists from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge; for the first time, the group will gather a year ahead to collaborate at The Banff Centre this summer. more

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Edmonton artist Dana Holst’s solo exhibition, "She’s All That", includes oil paintings and encaustic drawings that look at female identity, rites of passage and bullying. more

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At Remai Modern, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Walter Philips Gallery, Nikkei National Gallery and Winnipeg Art Gallery. more

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Dorothy Henzell "Children in the Wood," date unknown

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Bates: Art Gallery of Alberta Collection

Expressionism gripped Alberta artists in the 20th century. This show focuses on five of them – Maxwell Bates, William Leroy Stevenson, John Snow, Dorothy Henzell Willis and Laura Evans Reid. more

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Chris Cran, "Orange Woman" (Chorus Series 13.5)

Courtesy of the artist and TrepanierBaer

Senior Calgary artist Chris Cran has achieved a remarkable and unique career milestone. The National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta have come together to organize a 40-year survey of his art for display in Edmonton and Ottawa. more

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