117 – 8 Avenue S.W.
T2P 1B4
Phone: 403 770 1350
Fax: 403 264 8077
Website: http://www.artgallerycalg

Art Gallery Of Calgary

The Art Gallery of Calgary is a non-profit public art gallery dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art. The AGC has been part of Calgary’s cultural life for 29 years, and is one of Canada’s largest non-collecting contemporary art galleries.
Located in two historic buildings in Calgary’s vibrant downtown cultural district, the AGC features 6,000 square feet of exhibition space and a multi-use education centre. Each year, we show between 15 to 20 exhibitions showcasing the works of 35 to 40 artists, including emerging and established Calgary artists as well as leading Canadian artists. We also feature travelling exhibitions from prestigious institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Welcoming to both artists and the public, the AGC helps make art part of everyday life. We offer a wide range of artist talks, gallery tours and other quality educational programs for all ages.


The Art Gallery of Calgary presents four cycles of exhibitions each year, showcasing group and solo exhibitions by contemporary artists from Calgary and from across Canada.
Exhibitions include a diverse range of mediums, from painting, photography and architecture to design, sculpture, installations and video.

Current Exhibition:
PINK: March 29 to June 16, 2007
Curated by Alexandra Keim
- Colleen Wolstenholme: Icon
- Amanda Schoppel: Growth
- Kristi Malakoff: Glade
- Glenda Leon: Libido

Pink – a hue derived by mixing two colours. Ambiguous if contrasted to the symbolism of white and red- white as milk and red as blood--nurturing versus violence, birth versus death, and sterility versus passion. Pink explores the double edges of this metaphor in surprising ways. Colleen Wolstenholme creates sculptural pieces that marry popular imagery with Islamic architecture and pharmaceutical pills. Amanda Schoppel explores the idea of female nurturing in her organic sculptures. In her installation, Kristi Malakoff takes us into a world of fairy tales and fragile landscapes impossible to behold, and Glenda Leon shows us through her camera the idea of seduction, the libido and female entrapment.

Previous Exhibitions

Stranger Than Fiction
January 19 to March 3, 2007
- Catherine Heard: Symmetries
- Aaron Hill: Unnatural Response
- Mark Mullin: an unfolding sense of order
- Rachelle Viader-Knowles: The Future
Curated by Alexandra Keim

September 9 to October 28, 2006
Naomi London: One Gargantuan Optimistic Metaphor
Curated and Circulated by Musée d'art de Joliette, Quebec

November 1 to 11, 2006
RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2006

November 22, 2006 to January 13, 2007
Marie Lannoo: See Nothing, See Everything

September 9, 2006 to January 13, 2007
- Katie Ohe: Monsoon
- Lyndal Osborne: Garden
- Linda Duvall: Tea and Gossip
- Dick Averns: Ambivalence Blvd

Exhibitions (4)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

CITIES, John Hartman
June 28 to August 25, 2007
Opening Reception
June 28, 2007
6:00 p.m. VIP Reception
6:30 p.m. Artist Talk: Join John Hartman for a walk through his exhibit on opening night
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Public Reception
Cities portrays what is generally accepted as the driving force behind the economic and cultural engines of a country. These new paintings by one of Canada’s major contemporary painters, offer an artistic vision of cities as living organisms, deeply intertwined with the natural terrain of a geographic site.


Adult $5.00
Student/Youth $2.50 (with valid student ID)
Senior $2.50 (65+)
AGC Member Free
Children under 6 Free

Opening hours

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Open until 9 pm the first Thursday of every month
Sunday and Monday closed

Gallery Summer Hours (June 1 – September 5)
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Every Thursday 10 am to 9 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Getting there

Public Transit
The AGC is accessible by Calgary Transit. The Light Rail Transit (or LRT) is one block north of the Gallery. For information on LRT or bus service to the AGC, call Calgary Transit’s Route and Schedule information line at 403-262-1000 or visit

The Art Gallery of Calgary does not have its own parking facilities, but several public parkades and parking lots are near by:

- The Palliser Parkade is located one block south of the AGC and can be entered from either 9th Avenue or 10th Avenue
- The Telus Convention Centre Parkade is one block east of the AGC and can be entered from 1st Street south East between 7th and 8th Avenue
- Several outdoor Impark lots are located on 9th and 10th Avenues. For more information, contact Impark at 403-299-7275.


The Art Gallery of Calgary is fully accessible for visitors using wheelchairs.

Find Something Unique at the AGC Shop
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who seems to already have everything, come visit the AGC Shop. From gorgeous handmade pottery centerpieces and functional platters by local artist Krista Gowland to glass necklace pendants that resemble melting ice cubes created by Winnipeg artist Jolanta Kieres Sokalsa, the AGC Shop is the ideal destination to find one-of-a-kind presents for everyone on your list. We carry creations by more than 20 local, national and international artists and artisans, and the selection is always changing.
The AGC Shop is located in the lobby of the Art Gallery of Calgary and is open during regular gallery hours. For more information on the AGC Shop, call 403-770-1350.

Jugo Juice
Refresh yourself with a visit to Jugo Juice, conveniently located in an artful new space next to the Art Gallery of Calgary. Enjoy made-to-order smoothies, healthy wraps and a relaxing atmosphere.

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Connect with contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Calgary! From hands-on art activities and video screenings to gallery tours and artist talks, the AGC offers interactive public programs for all ages. Meet the people behind the art and investigate current cultural issues. Share the experience of talking about art in the comfortable atmosphere of the AGC’s inspiring galleries.


Art can open a window onto our ever-changing world. The Art Gallery of Calgary’s art education programs are available for school groups from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Choose from nine exciting school programs, all created and presented by skilled educators.

Please see the website for full listings of the fantastic programmes on offer


Enjoy the benefits of supporting contemporary art in Calgary! As a member of the Art Gallery of Calgary, you’ll receive free admission to all gallery exhibits and openings plus up-to-the-minute information on our programs, artists and events. Explore the benefits of membership.

Member Benefits
- Unlimited free admission to the AGC’s stimulating exhibitions for the duration of your membership
- Invitations to exhibition opening receptions
- Voting privileges at the AGC’s Annual General Meeting
- Our E-newsletter with up-to-the-minute information on AGC exhibitions and programs
- Half-price admission to the Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts

Membership Categories
- Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children under 18) $75.00
- Adult $40.00
- Student (with valid student ID card) $25.00
- Senior (65+) $25.00

Venue hire

Surround your guests with an artful ambience that is unmatched in Calgary’s business core. Stylish and sophisticated, the Art Gallery of Calgary is a flexible venue for upscale receptions, chic celebrations, and professional meetings. Whether your mandate is formal, functional or funky, the AGC has 5674 square feet of space that can host gatherings of 10 to 550.
Located on Stephen Avenue, a national historic district in the heart of Calgary’s vibrant downtown cultural district, the AGC is housed in two heritage buildings. Extensive and skilful renovations have created an artful blend of contemporary architecture, elegant sandstone and warm brick.
A new state-of-the-art sound system with surround speakers allows music, speeches or audio to be zoned in specific galleries, or carried clearly throughout all levels.
Take your event uptown at the Art Gallery of Calgary. You’ll find one-of-a-kind spaces at competitive rates, and you’ll work with professionals who are committed to making your events worry-free. Immerse your guests in contemporary art and ideas, and create an event that will be talked about for months to come.