Online Exhibitions

Discover Glenbow anytime. From Blackfoot story robes and magic lantern slides to an exploration of Calgary's culture in the 1950s, our online exhibits feature stories and artifacts from Glenbow's diverse collections.


Impress: Prints, Artists and Ideas

Impress: Prints, Artists and Ideas

Impress: Prints, Artists and Ideas is an online collection of prints featuring works by over 200 significant Canadian and international artists. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, researching an artist, teaching printmaking methods, or simply wanting to learn more about this important medium, enter Impress to explore the richness and diversity of printmaking techniques and expression.

Artpad: A Collection. A Connection

ArtPad: A Collection. A Connection

Discover a special collection of contemporary art from the Glenbow Museum. Jump in and learn more about the art and the artists, ask questions, voice your opinion, or bring your own artistic vision to life.

See the collection and make the connection.
Seven Stories

Seven Stories

Over the past twenty years, Calgary has become increasingly diverse as we welcome immigrants from around the world. Meet seven Calgarians, originally from Southeast Asia, who chose Canada as their new home. Share their personal stories - how they left their land of birth, the challenges they faced, and the new roots they have found in Canada.

Also available in French.

Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta

Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta

Explore Alberta's history through the lives of different people - men and women from diverse ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds. Some are prominent figures, others are "ordinary" Albertans. But they all have one thing in common: they are mavericks. Their contributions changed Alberta, and through their stories we can learn more about our history.

Also available in French.

Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life

Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life

The northwestern plains is the home of the Blackfoot-speaking people. Discover their important relationships with the land, with their families, and with people from other cultures. Learn how these traditions are the foundation of their lives today.

Also available in French and Blackfoot.

*Outstanding Website Winner of the 2006 International Web Award Competition!

Calgary in the 1950s

Calgary in the 1950s

Take a look at life and values in a booming city during the 1950s, the age of optimism, through the lens of photographer Jack De Lorme.

Also available in French.

Historic Calgary

Historic Calgary

Learn more about some of Calgary's earliest communities, including Victoria Park, Inglewood, Mission, and Rouleauville.

Magic Lantern Slide Show Magic Lantern Slide Show

Using the glass lantern slides of T.B. Moffat, a Calgary Alpinist, this show documents the ascent of Mount Robson by the Alpine Club of Canada in 1924.

Many Faces, Many Paths: Art of Asia

Many Faces, Many Paths: Art of Asia

This online exhibition of sacred objects from the Buddhist and Hindu cultures of Asia includes sculpture (in stone, wood, metals and reliefs), masks, and paintings from the first centuries C.E. to the eighteenth century.

Niitoy-yiss: The Blackfoot Tipi

Niitoy-yiss: The Blackfoot Tipi

This photograph essay on Niitoy-yiss (the tipi) is based on parts of the Glenbow Museum exhibition Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life, which tells about the traditional Blackfoot home.

Also available in French.

Story Robes

Story Robes

This bison hide pictograph is a historical document. He Dog (Percy Creighton) recorded the activities of several renowned Kainai leaders.

This Week in Western Canadian History

This Week in Western Canadian History

Discover the many fascinating events that have taken place in Western Canada's history.

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