Art Gallery of Alberta
It was such a lovely sunny day for a walk and explore downtown Edmonton. Our first stop was The Art Gallery of Alberta (formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery). It is a public art gallery.
Originally designed in 1968 as a Brutalist building by Don Bittorf, the gallery recently underwent an $88 million renovation designed by Randall Stout Architects. It officially reopened to the public on January 31, 2010. The newly renovated 85,000-square-foot (7,900 m2) space includes almost double the exhibition space of the original building; a restaurant, gallery shop, and 150 seat theatre; and dedicated gallery space for the AGA’s permanent collection.