Bill Viola: Walking on the Edge

Sept 22, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

Bill Viola is an internationally recognized contemporary artist whose pioneering work with immersive installations, video projections and sound environments focuses on fundamental human experiences such as birth, death and aspects of consciousness. Walking on the Edge represents the inevitable separation of father and son as they take separate paths in their life's journey.

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Glenbow At 50:
A pop-up exhibition of 50 extraordinary works of art

October 1 - 5, 2016

Come one, come all! Witness, for a brief moment in time: the important, the impressive, the unexpected... great works selected from a deep dive into Glenbow's vast and diverse collection of art. For 50 cents admission, for five days only, we invite Calgarians to explore a special exhibition of 50 artworks - selected from over 30,000 items - that represent the scope and scale of Glenbow's art collection.

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1920s Modernism in Montreal:
The Beaver Hall Group

October 22, 2016 - January 29, 2017

The Beaver Hall Group are inextricably linked with the history of art in Montreal, Quebec and Canada. Initially considered to be a Montreal counterpart to Toronto's Group of Seven, the group stood apart through their work: rather than offering an image of Canadian identity through depictions of the untamed landscapes of a northern country, the Montreal artists imbued the inhabited landscapes of a northern culture with the colours of modernity.

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Power in Pictures:
The Outside Circle and the Impact of the Graphic Novel

June 18 - Spring 2017

The Power in Pictures exhibition is the culmination of a series of workshops hosted at Glenbow that connected young people from USAY (Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth) with artist Kelly Mellings, illustrator of the graphic novel The Outside Circle by Patti Laboucane-Benson.

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Upcoming Events

Museum After Dark: Family Slumber Party

Saturday, October 22. 6:00pm to 9:00am. Tickets $95. Glenbow Members $85.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Glenbow Museum and we're celebrating in a very special way: sleepover parties! Over the course of three amazing overnight events accommodating a lucky 50 people apiece, guests will join us for after-hours fun and night time gallery exploration.

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School Programs

Glenbow's school programs and educational outreach opportunities enrich the lives and learning of over 63,000 Alberta students every year, ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Glenbow's educational programs support student learning about the history of Alberta while also broadening student knowledge by integrating content from Glenbow's art and cultural exhibitions.

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Situated between Stephen Avenue and the Olympic Plaza, Glenbow is surrounded by a variety of restaurants and coffee bars to enhance any visit.

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8th Avenue and 1st Street SE

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