Art Gallery of Alberta
Sir Winston Churchill Square
The subject of a controversial 2005 facelift, this pubic space, named a little bizarrely after a British prime minister, is a rather...
A neat way to get a good glimpse of the downtown core is to take a ride on the Edmonton Queen. This modern sternwheeler riverboat will...
Edmonton's foremost company is based right in downtown's Winston Churchill Sq. Expect glowing performances of Shakespeare and Stoppard,...
This bookish coffee bar in Churchill Sq, with its mosaic walls and Warhol-esque banana prints, is a good place to grab a caffeine hit on...
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Art Gallery of Alberta information
With the opening of this maverick art gallery in 2010, Edmonton at last gained a modern signature building to counter the ubiquitous boxy skyscrapers. Looking like a giant glass-and-metal space helmet, the futuristic structure in Churchill Sq is an exhibit in its own right. Its collection comprises 6000 pieces of historical and contemporary art, many of which have a strong Canadian bias, including a couple of works by BC's master of green, Emily Carr.
However, this is Alberta not Paris. The gallery is relatively small and can't emulate its arty rivals in Toronto or Vancouver, although some decent temporary shows pass through. Additional facilities include a 150-seat theater, shop and restaurant.