Visitor Centre


Exhibition Hours of Operation


February 8 to April 30
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays: Noon to 5 p.m.
Closed Good Friday


May 1 to 23
Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays: noon to 5 p.m.

Media

Media Kit

ALBERTA AND THE GROUP OF SEVEN: Teachers, Students and colleagues

February 8 to May 23

Free, non-ticketed event

The Group of Seven is Canada’s best-known collective of landscape painters. In the early part of the 1900s, recognizing the beauty and the singularity of the Canadian landscape, this group of painters broke with established art conventions to find new ways of capturing the varied textures of Canada.


Though primarily based in Eastern Canada, the Group’s influence extended across the country. Alberta and the Group of Seven: Teachers, Students and Colleagues features engaging works by the Group of Seven as well as works from Alberta’s first generation of professional artists – home-grown talents who either worked with, studied under or painted together with Group members. This exhibition explores the connections, influences and sources of inspiration Alberta has provided.


Through oil paintings, watercolours and sketches, experience the history of Alberta through the eyes of the individuals who painted the Rockies, Foothills, Peace River Country and Central Alberta.


Groups of 10 or more, please contact 780.427.7362.


Media inquiries: Jeanette Dotimas, Communications Legislative Assembly of Alberta 780.862.6362 I Jeanette.Dotimas@assembly.ab.ca

Speakers Series

Past

A Curatorial Talk with Mary Beth Laviolette

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Capital View Room, 2nd Floor, Edmonton Federal Building, 9820 - 107 Street

Spend an hour with the exhibit curator discussing the impact of the Group of Seven on Alberta’s art history and explore the connections, influences and sources of inspiration our province has provided.

*No registration is required.

Landscape and Scenery Presented by Keith Harder

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Capital View Room, 2nd Floor, Edmonton Federal Building, 9820 - 107 Street

This discussion will cover stories about the landscape of Alberta, detailed works of smaller, intimate images that provide insight into meaning and visual experiences.
Keith Harder is an art studio professor at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta.

*No registration is required.

This Wild Spirit: Women in the Canadian Rockies Presented by Dr. Colleen Skidmore

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Capital View Room, 2nd Floor, Edmonton Federal Building, 9820 - 107 Street

Join us for this discussion of women's creative responses to the landscape and culture of the Rocky Mountains and learn more about the life and work of pioneering female artists such as Catharine Robb Whyte and Mary Schäffer-Warren.
Dr. Colleen Skidmore is a writer, author and editor and a photography historian at the University of Alberta.

*No registration is required.