Current Exhibitions


Kaleidoscopic Animalia: An exhibition designed and curated by Paul Hardy

Closes September 5, 2016

Glenbow is pleased to announce acclaimed fashion designer Paul Hardy as the museum's 2015 Artist-in-Residence. Inspired by Glenbow's vast collection, Hardy`s curatorial debut is an exhibition examining how animal imagery and symbolism have influenced human creativity across time and cultures.

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Embracing Canada: Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven

February 20 - May 29, 2016

From artists such as Paul Kane and Cornelius Krieghoff exploring the winter wonderland of 19th century Quebec to the Group of Seven capturing the majesty of the wild places across Canada, this exhibition shows how the history of Canadian landscape painting has informed our collective imagination and influenced how we envision and understand this country.

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One New Work
Walter May: Object Lessons

February 27 - May 29, 2016

One New Work is a series of three small focused exhibitions, curated by Nancy Tousley and mounted at Glenbow Museum throughout 2016. Each exhibition will feature a new work by an artist shown in the company of other works or objects selected to set it within a context. The aim is to illuminate aspects of the artist's practice by emphasizing them.

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JUNO Tour of Canadian Art

March 19 - September 18, 2016

Join Glenbow in celebrating the 2016 JUNO Awards and Calgary's "Year of Music." The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art project pairs great Canadian music with great Canadian art! Past JUNO Award winners and nominees visited Glenbow and selected a work of art from our collection that resonated with them personally or artistically. Viewers can see the musicians discuss their selections in videos presented next to each artwork.

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Upcoming Events

Made in Calgary Book Launch

Wednesday, June 1. 7PM. Admission: Free.
Join us to celebrate the publication of Made in Calgary: An Exploration of Art from the 1960s to the 2000s. After 8 exhibitions held over 2 years featuring 552 artworks by 309 artists spanning 50 years of art-making in Calgary, save the date for the launch of the one publication that celebrates it all.

Free First Thursday Nights

Thursday, June 2. 5PM. Admission: Free.
Free Admission to Glenbow from 5pm - 9pm on the first Thursday of every month. This program is made possible by the generous support of Servus Credit Union.

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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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