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Here and Now


17 Apr 2024 - 29 Sep 2024

Here & Now

An exhibition of new AFA artworks at the Royal Alberta Museum from April 17 to September 29.


13 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024

Friends and Fantasies I Have Known

Audrey Mabee's whimsical yet unexpectedly contemplative work is the culmination of a career spent experimenting with colour and delving into a world of memories and forgotten secrets.

6 Apr 2024 - 2 Jun 2024

Kewanee Street

Malcolm Mooney & Doyle Lane, curated by u's


23 May 2024

Convocation 2024

Convocation will take place at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, next to the AUArts Campus.

29 Jul 2024 - 6 Aug 2024

Salt. Soda, and Surface Decoration

In this nine-day workshop, Lael Chmelyk will take participants through the atmospheric firing process from start to finish.


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Average student class size


Governor General Award winning faculty and alumni

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

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