Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

3.5
#4 of 12 in Museums in Edmonton
Browse over 6,000 pieces of artwork at Art Gallery of Alberta, a public attraction originally designed in 1968. The collection features a wide variety of mediums, ranging from sculptures and installation works to paintings and photographs. Paintings include historical and contemporary pieces, but exhibitions change often--check the schedule before you go. For a more interactive visit, inquire about the museum's hosted films, presentations, and family events, as well as kids classes catering to young artists. Before you leave, check out the quirky gift shop for artistic souvenirs. By using our Edmonton holiday site , you can arrange your visit to Art Gallery of Alberta and other attractions in Edmonton.
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  • The building is very beautiful... beautiful discovery... However I'm sorry I did not understand the proposed expos... for example a bunch of rolls of string dand a corner... Is it art.. 2 inputs over a mandatory record... all for about $27 (c) too expensive... contemporary art is not yet within reach of all!
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  • The building is great architecturally, designed by a student of Geary. Much of the art on display is by indigenous artists. I would like to see a wider array, but I can appreciate the gallery's decisi...  more »
  • Ever since my first visit to Edmonton's Art Gallery in 2009 I loved it! I make a point of going at least 3 limes a year to see the new art pieces. The building is interesting and a piece of art itself...  more »
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  • I love this building so so so much!! Not only is it physically one of the coolest buildings in Edmonton, but the exhibits are always really interesting and diverse. Great way to spend an afternoon, definitely must come when in yeg!!
  • Updated since my original visit of 1 star: The building is cool but the art is pretty crappy. See photo. Also, There is a nice roof patio but it's locked. What's up with that? Last time (1 star) I didn't get in because it closed at like 5 or something, This time, They were open until 8pm. 3 stars. EDIT: I ONLY VISIT WHEN IT'S FREE. I WOULD PROBABLY GIVE A HIGHER RATING IF IT WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
  • The AGA is great! I have only seen two exhibits here but have enjoyed them immensely! An awesome building that adds character to downtown Edmonton! A fantastic addition to the city!
  • Very few pieces of art. Not worth the trip. Beautiful building, they should find something else to do with it.
  • Was at a private function and it was a bit noisy. The venue itself was excellent and definitely a unique environment.

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