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

Dec 1, 2017 1:37 PM EXHIBITIONS

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

Sep 21, 2017 10:20 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

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

Jul 29, 2017 10:54 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

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

Jun 17, 2017 3:09 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

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

Jun 4, 2017 6:10 PM EXHIBITIONS

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

Apr 24, 2017 10:25 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

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

Mar 28, 2017 10:49 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Maybe yoga classes can help build audiences for art. more

Jan 2, 2017 12:37 PM ART APPRECIATION

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

Dec 15, 2016 11:13 AM PREVIEWS

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

Sep 14, 2016 2:07 PM PREVIEWS

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

Sep 7, 2016 12:03 PM ART APPRECIATION 1 Comments

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

May 26, 2016 12:10 PM EXHIBITIONS

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

Feb 19, 2016 11:28 PM EXHIBITIONS

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

Jan 25, 2016 11:12 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

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

Dec 31, 2015 6:25 AM PREVIEWS

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

Sep 24, 2015 9:16 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

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

Sep 7, 2015 8:34 PM PREVIEWS

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

Courtesy of the artist and TrepanierBaer

IN MY OPINION: Chris Cran love-fest: Major retrospective for Calgary artist

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

Aug 19, 2015 10:36 PM In My Opinion 1 Comments

The Art Gallery of Alberta presents "POP SHOW!" Dazzled by the Everyday, featuring work by international art stars. more

May 23, 2015 9:49 PM PREVIEWS

"Future Station"

Photo: Kristy Trinier.

Curated by AGA curator Kristy Trinier, "Future Station" is the ninth iteration of the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, which has been spearheaded by the gallery with intermittent partners since 1996. more

Mar 3, 2015 7:26 PM EXHIBITIONS

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