Explore the collection

Browse digital images of nearly every artwork in our collection, and use our resources to learn more about Alberta's visual arts sector.

Our collection profiles the careers of hundreds of Alberta's most celebrated and important artists, and includes artworks in a variety of media that reflect the history and development of the province for more than 100 years. 

Visit the AFA collection virtual museum 

Browse through thousands of digital images of nearly every artwork in our collection. Enjoy fun features like creating an online profile to highlight and save your favourite pieces, and share with others who enjoy visual arts – make the collection your own!

Reproduction requests

In general, the AFA will allow access and use of images of artwork from our collection for educational purposes. However, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts acts in accordance with Canadian Copyright Law and images required for commercial purposes may be subject to royalties and fees paid to the copyright holder.

Research resources

Our staff can help you access collection records, and other information and materials related to our collected artworks or to the artists represented in the collection for research and study purposes.

Teacher lesson plans

In 2014, we developed lesson plans for elementary and secondary school teachers based on artworks included in the AFA collection. Browse lesson plans, sorted by division, and download PDF copies for your school.