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. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.
The AGA is also home to The Poole Centre of Design and Singhmar Centre for Art Education. Programs at the Poole Centre of Design seek to generate new ideas and discussion about contemporary issues in design and to examine the daily design decisions–both large and small—that are made by and impact everyone. The Poole Centre of Design is made possible by a generous donation from the John and Barbara Poole Family Fund, through the Edmonton Community Foundation. The Singhmar Centre for Art Education provides the opportunity for students of all ages to engage with a variety of hands-on, interactive art education programs. Made possible by a generous and visionary donation by Edmonton’s Prem and Saroj Singhmar, the Centre features three state-of-the-art studios and the TD Education Gallery where work by community groups, schools and AGA art class students are presented.
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.