Exhibitions

Geraldine Moody, Inuit women and children at summer camp, Fullerton Harbour, Nunavut, August 1906, Collection of Glenbow

North of Ordinary:
The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie

February 18 - September 10, 2017

Organized by Glenbow
Curated by Susan Kooyman

Geraldine Moodie was western Canada's first professional female photographer; her husband, Douglas, a career officer in the North West Mounted Police. Starting in 1903, the couple went on several northern expeditions and took extraordinary photographs of the people and places they encountered, documenting life in a changing frontier. The exhibition draws on an extraordinary 2015 donation to Glenbow of almost 500 vintage negatives from the Moodies, as well as the photographers' diaries, reports, and photo registers.

North of Ordinary


David Altmejd, The Vessel, 2011, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

David Altmejd: The Vessel

March 4 - May 22, 2017

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada

Internationally renowned artist David Altmejd's enormous crystalline sculpture seems to depict an elaborate act of creation caught in a suspended animation of simultaneous formation and disintegration.

David Altmejd


Diana Thorneycroft, Group of Seven Awkward Moments (Northern Lights), digital photograph, 2007, Collection of Glenbow

Canadian Stories: The View From Here

March 4 - May 22, 2017

Organized by Glenbow

In response to Canada 150, this exhibition uses historical, modern and contemporary art from Glenbow's collection to explore iconic Canadian themes from a western perspective.

Canadian Stories


Katie Ohe, Janet's Crown, 2001, Collection of Glenbow

Recent Acquisitions

March 4 - April 30, 2017

Learn the stories behind the fascinating artworks and objects that were added to Glenbow's collection in 2016.

Recent Acquisitions


Adad Hannah, The Raft of the Medusa (Saint-Louis) 7, 2016, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist

Artefacts: Contemporary Moving Images

Adad Hannah: The Raft of the Medusa( Saint-Louis)

March 18 - May 22, 2017

Théodore Géricault's 1819 masterpiece The Raft of the Medusa (an enormous painting which now hangs in the Louvre) depicts the tragic aftermath of shipwreck that became an international scandal in the late 19th Century. In 2016, on the 200th anniversary of the grim events depicted by Géricault, Canadian artist Adad Hannah re-staged the famous painting as a tableau vivant or "living picture," using actors from the community of Saint-Louis in Senegal, the intended destination of the doomed French naval Frigate Méduse in 1816. The resulting videos and large scale photographs bring this historical event into context with our own time, addressing the ongoing legacies of colonialism and globalization.

Adad Hannah


Graphic Illustration of a tattoo

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

June 18, 2016 - Spring 2017

Organized by Glenbow; curated by Joanne Schmidt

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. Participants were encouraged to tap into their own creativity to create comics and masks that drew on their own experiences to tell a story. A shared and collaborative space, the gallery features the art created by the USAY participants hung alongside that of the artist who taught them, creating a space where complex feelings and experiences are explored through art.

Power in Pictures



Geraldine Moodie, Inuit women and children at summer camp, Fullerton Harbour, Nunavut, August 1906 (detail), Collection of Glenbow.
David Altmejd, The Vessel (installation view), 2011, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo NGC.
Diana Thorneycroft, Group of Seven Awkward Moments (Northern Lights), digital photograph, 2007, Collection of Glenbow.
Katie Ohe, Janet's Crown, 2001, Collection of Glenbow.
Adad Hannah, The Raft of the Medusa (Saint-Louis) 7, 2016, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist


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