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. Make Art Gallery of Alberta a part of your Edmonton vacation plans using our Edmonton trip generator.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Loved the Art Gallery of Alberta. Amusing architecture designed building. Many different art displayed inside from local artists and artist from other Canadian cities. My wife and I visited the Art Ga...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Have first lunch at the Art Gallery restaurant, Zinc, very good food and neat appearance. Recommend. Chief David Omar. Art Gallery of Alberta is exceptional both in outside and in inside - view of contemporary paintings, sculptures, installations, video and an interesting exhibition on the photographs of Canadian artists in a building. Essential in Edmonton.
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  • July 21, 2017
    I love art. Plan and simple. I recognize that not all art is loved by everyone but I appreciate art on many levels. The museum, while an architectural beauty leaves much to be desired in substance. Wh...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    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!!
  • March 31, 2017
    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.
  • May 8, 2017
    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!
  • June 16, 2017
    Very few pieces of art. Not worth the trip. Beautiful building, they should find something else to do with it.
  • June 14, 2017
    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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