Alberta artists Sandra Bromley and Wallis Kendal acquired and deactivated Over 7000 guns to build Gun Sculpture. The resulting massive cube weighs over 9,000 kg (20,000 lbs) and makes manifest the impact of guns and their proliferation throughout the globe, both in terms of sheer volume and the undeniable trauma that they wield.
Sometimes irreverent, sometimes contentious, always thought-provoking: this exhibition of political cartoons includes 60 works from Alberta editorial cartoonists working throughout the 20th Century. These artists have used pen and ink to poke fun at everything from populist politics to global issues.
Boasting some of the best fishing in the world, the streams and rivers of southern Alberta and British Columbia have long attracted visitors from all over the globe. The breathtaking scenery and meditative act of fishing has inspired many artists and photographers; Hooked takes a unique look at the art and culture of sportfishing.
An exploration of the work of one of Calgary and Canada's most fascinating, if little known, artists. John Brocke was a master painter - devoted to meticulous detail and big ideas about faith, mystery and love. His arresting large-scale paintings are dramatic, intriguing and incredible to behold.
Glenbow will open at noon on Friday July 3 after the Stampede Parade.
Thursday, July 16
Out for Lunch Tour: Myth Making: The Art of John Brocke
Thursday, July 23
Out for Lunch Tour: From Our Collection: Political Satire in Alberta
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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