Cutting the Stainless Steel Ribbon.

After about 10 years of planning, three years of construction, and a campaign to raise $88 million, the newly remodeled Art Gallery of Alberta has finally opened in Edmonton, Canada. You’ll have to make a visit during the warmer months of Summer to see the 625 foot long and 103 foot high continuous ribbon of stainless steel exterior architecture inspired by the forms of the North Saskatchewan River and Aurora Borealis and designed by architect Randall Stout. The museum’s interior totals 85,000-square-foot of gallery space on three floors. The interior finishes include an updated palette of patinaed zinc, energy-efficient glass and stainless steel reflecting the area’s dramatic weather patterns, long summer days and early winter nights. New exhibits include works by Edgar Degas, Francisco Goya, Janet Cardiff, George Bures Miller, Yousuf Karsh and Edward Burtynsky.

Exterior Architecture of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Exterior Architecture of the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Interior energy efficient glass windows allow in lots of natural light.

Interior energy efficient glass windows allow in lots of natural light.

Stainless steel ribbon flows inside out.

Stainless steel ribbon flows inside out.

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