Art Gallery of Alberta – Sneak Peek

I was privileged to be invited to the Art Gallery of Alberta for a sneak peek inside the new building before it is officially opened to the public this Sunday. Our gracious guides included Sarah Hoyles (Media Relations) and Gilles Hebert (Director) and they both provided a wealth of information about the new building. Edmonton is in for a real treat when they finally get to experience this new building in all it’s glory.

While we weren’t permitted to view any of the exhibits during our sneak peek, we were able to experience most of the common spaces including the gorgeous lobby with the striking Borealis design which extends to the exterior of the building. There is also a gorgeous terrace on the 2nd floor where people will be able to enjoy lunch outdoors and see some amazing sculptures. Some of the more prominent exhibits on display for the opening include an Edward Degas exhibit and an exhibition of photographs from Canadian photographer Yousef Karsh.

Here are a few photographs I captured of the interior of the new building:

Gift Shop at the Art Gallery of Alberta

Fisheye View of the Lobby

The Borealis Ceiling

The Borealis Ceiling

Zinc Restaurant in the AGA


Zinc Panels on the Walls of the AGA

Sponsor Staircase

Karsh Exhibit


Giles Hebert and Sarah Hoyles

View from the Edmonton Terrace








Several of Edmonton’s active bloggers were in attendance and wrote some great articles as well. Be sure to check out their stories and images from the sneak peek.

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  • Amazing photos as usual Bruce, so glad you could make it today! Thanks!

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  • Nicely done, sir. That ceiling shot is killer.


  • Bruce

    Thanks Jerry. Sorry I didn’t have any batteries to lend you today. Did you get some shots with your phone?

  • Damn! Nice work. Wish I had had the 5D to get the wide angles.

  • It looks fantastic! I can’t wait to see weddings there!

  • Love some of these shots, Bruce. Thanks for sharing. A gallery should give one opportunities for imagery and it looks like it has done that for someone with the right eye!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Wow!

    Really looking forward to seeing it in person, really reminds me of the MOMA in some ways.

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  • Wow those are some gorgeous pics! If you want to find out more about architect Randall Stout himself, be sure to check out his story at

  • Bruce

    Thanks! I will be sure to check out that article.