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

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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