Friday, July 30, 2010

On Display at the Art Gallery of Alberta

photo by Shawn Martin
There's no time like the present for a visit to the AGA (Art Gallery of Alberta).  The gallery is located near Sir Winston Churchill Square and is easily accessible by LRT.  There are some remarkable exhibits on display now!!

On the main floor of the Gallery are the exhibits "Fire" by Sandra Bromley (on display until August 2, 2010), PIRANESI’S PRISONS: Architecture of Mystery and Imagination (until November 7, 2010), and Reframing a Nation (until January 20, 2011) including art by The Group of Seven.  The family friendly exhibit of BMO: World of Creativity: Play on Architecture (until December 31, 2010) offers children, under their parents' supervision, to draw, construct and manipulate structures while learning.

The second floor exhibits include The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons and M.C.Escher: The Mathemagician.  Both on display until October 11, 2010.

The third floor features TIMELAND: 2010 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art including a myriad of timepieces, contemporary art, a sculpture of intestines, Rita McKeough's "Wilderment 2010" and David M.C. Miller's "White Fence at Night, 2010" among others.  Outdoors on the patio on this floor is a unique sculpture and seating to sit and enjoy a snack and drink and revel in the magic of it all.

I went last evening and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening soaking in a bit of culture.  Too soon, though, we were informed the doors would be closing!  We had spent almost three hours in the gallery and could have stayed MUCH longer!!

See also my post:  In the Gallery: The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons

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