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Gun Sculpture

May 23 - September 27, 2015

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta

Alberta artists Sandra Bromley and Wallis Kendal acquired and deactivated over 7000 guns to build the Gun Sculpture. The resulting massive cube weighs over 9,000 kg (20,000 lbs) and makes manifest the impact of guns and their proliferation throughout the globe, both in terms of sheer volume and the undeniable trauma that they wield.

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From Our Collection: Political Satire in Alberta

May 23 - September 27, 2015

Sometimes irreverent, sometimes contentious, always thought-provoking: this exhibition of political cartoons includes 60 works from Alberta editorial cartoonists working throughout the 20th Century. These artists have used pen and ink to poke fun at everything from populist politics to global issues, and recent world events show that the power of satire cannot be underestimated.

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Hooked: Fish, Water and Angling in Art

May 30 - October 4, 2015

Boasting some of the best fishing in the world, the streams and rivers of southern Alberta and British Columbia have long attracted visitors from all over the globe. The breathtaking scenery and meditative act of fishing has inspired many artists and photographers; Hooked takes a unique look at the art and culture of sportfishing.

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Myth Making: The Art of John Brocke

June 6 - September 13, 2015

An exploration of the work of one of Calgary and Canada’s most fascinating, if little known, artists. John Brocke was a master painter - devoted to meticulous detail and big ideas about faith, mystery and love. His arresting large-scale paintings are dramatic, intriguing and incredible to behold.

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From Our Collection: Wall of Water

June 6 – September 27, 2015

Peter von Tiesenhausen’s Wall of Water is a pivotal work in the artist’s oeuvre. Before this piece, von Tiesenhausen only used natural materials in his practice, but for Wall of Water, the artist turned to man-made and non-natural material, addressing environmental issues in the process.

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Cabinets of Curiosity

February 28, 2015 - January 17, 2016

Edmonton artist Lyndal Osborne’s "wonder room" fuses the fanciful and the factual, the real and the imagined. Children and adults alike are encouraged to explore this curious collection and get hands-on with the interactive exhibition.

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View our Upcoming Exhibitions and please visit us to explore our Permanent Exhibitions available all year 'round.

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