Exhibitions

Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

June 17, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Produced by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto in partnership with the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown.
A project by Kent Monkman.

Kent Monkman's new, large scale project addresses Canada's Sesquicentennial in 2017. The exhibition takes the viewer on a journey through 300 years of Canada's history, narrating a story of Canada through the lens of First Nations' resilience.

Kent Monkman, Reincarceration, 2013, Collection of Glenbow

Shame and Prejudice


Romancing the Canoe

June 17, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Organized by Glenbow
Curated by Roger Boulet

From elegance and function to historical and symbolic significance, the canoe has been a fixture of Canadian identity for the entirety of our nation’s history. Drawing from Glenbow’s own collection, private lenders, the National Archives and other institutions, Romancing the Canoe explores how the elegant craft has been celebrated in Canadian art from the early 19th century to the 21st. Works range from early drawings of Europeans’ first encounters with the canoe to the epic historical paintings of Francis Anne Hopkins, to surreal meditations on our national identity by contemporary artists such as Janice Tanton.

Belmore Brown, The Silent Fjord, n.d., Collection of Glenbow

Romancing the Canoe


Artefacts: Contemporary Moving Images
Karilynn Ming Ho: For the Left Hand Alone

June 17, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Organized by Glenbow
Curated by Sarah Todd

This work looks at the difficulty of understanding what is tangible or intangible in our technologically mediated presence. Using a range of references- personal experience, philosophy and pop culture, Ming Ho’s work analyses the ways in which we can feel dislocated from “the real” in the modern, mediated world.

Karilynn Ming Ho, For the Left Hand Alone (video still), 2017, courtesy of the artist

Contemporary Moving Images


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 - August 27, 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


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.


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