MAYOR’S MESSAGE

The City of Edmonton is proud of its long history of achievement and of our citizens’ contributions to technological and artistic innovation. This exhibition, CAPITAL MODERN, recognizes the work of the key architects and city planners who contributed to building the City’s history. It also documents some of Edmonton’s landmark building projects including the Legislature Annex Building and the Edmonton Planetarium which were the first of their kind in Canada.

George Weber, Nocturne, Edmonton, 1966 (Art Gallery of Alberta collection, Gift of Mr. George Weber 2000.17.33)

George Weber, Nocturne, Edmonton, 1966 (Art Gallery of Alberta collection, Gift of Mr. George Weber 2000.17.33)

The City of Edmonton extends its thanks to the exhibition curators and the Art Gallery of Alberta for realizing this important exhibition and guide to Modern buildings in Edmonton. I hope that in highlighting this architectural legacy, the exhibition will foster an appreciation in all Edmontonians for our city’s built heritage and will encourage their participation in its preservation.

Stephen Mandel
Mayor, City of Edmonton
2007

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