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The National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta program will continue to bring the best of the nation’s collection to Alberta

September 14, 2012

EDMONTON, AB and OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ – Albertans will
continue to enjoy Canada’s national art treasures for another three (3)
years. The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), along with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), announced today their partnership has been renewed for 2013-2015.

Known as The National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta, or NGC@AGA, this exciting initiative will continue to allow AGA Members and
visitors to enjoy presentations of work by prominent Canadian and
international artists–from contemporary art in all media to old
masters.

The National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta is a special program that provides the AGA with the unique opportunity
to work with National Gallery staff on the development and presentation
of new, special exhibitions from the National Gallery of Canada’s
incredible collections. We are proud of this ongoing museum partnership
which gives local audiences opportunities to look at our world from
different perspectives and stimulates them to actively engage with
visual art and culture,” says Catherine Crowston, AGA Executive
Director / Chief Curator.

“We are thrilled to continue this very useful relationship with our
colleagues in Edmonton. Although our collections and services are
present in many communities throughout Alberta, the opportunity to
share the AGA’s audience in this more focused way helps us intensify
our service to the province. The success of our first three years
speaks for itself and explains our enthusiasm for renewing this
partnership. Indeed, it has since spawned similar agreements with
galleries in Toronto and Winnipeg,” adds NGC Director and CEO, Marc
Mayer.

The National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta program will continue to receive valuable support from Capital Power through the Capital Powered Art initiative.

This fall, there are two National Galley of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta exhibitions: Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque (September 15) and Beautiful Monsters: Beasts and Fantastic Creatures in Early European
Prints
(October 13).

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ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts
in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused
on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of
contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the
world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public
programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a
collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural
institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely
dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies
on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and
government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many
public and private donors and sponsors who have
made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of
the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for
the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.

ABOUT NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections
of historical and contemporary Canadian art in the world. In addition,
it has pre-eminent collections of Indigenous, Western and European Art
from the 14th to the 21st century, American and Asian Art as well as
drawings and photography. Created in 1880, it is among the oldest of
Canada’s national, cultural institutions. As part of its mandate to
make Canadian art accessible across the country, the NGC has one of the
largest touring exhibition programs in the world. For more information,
visit www.gallery.ca

About Capital Power
Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power
producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops,
acquires, operates and optimizes power generation from a variety of
energy sources. Capital Power owns more than 3,300 megawatts of power
generation capacity at 16 facilities across North America. An
additional 487 megawatts of owned wind generation capacity is under
construction or in advanced development in British Columbia, Alberta,
and Ontario.

SOURCE National Gallery of Canada


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