In addition to our permanent art and artifact displays, Glenbow maintains an active exhibition program throughout the year. Exhibitions are often drawn from our collections. We also host travelling exhibitions from museums and art galleries around the world.
Diego Rivera, Farmer Carrying Turkey, 1944, From the Collection of the Government of the State of Veracruz.
November 2, 2002 to February 22, 2003
Presented by The American Express Foundation
Visitors to Glenbow Museum travelled to the sunny south with ¡Viva Mexico! which showcased the richness and diversity of the arts and culture of Mexico. The exhibition included four exclusive Canadian presentations: two of internationally renowned artist, Diego Rivera; evocative photography by Graciela Iturbide; and precious shaft-tomb figures from West Mexico.
Lawren S. Harris, Mountain Forms, 1928, Private Collection of Imperial Oil Ltd. , Toronto. Photo: Thomas Moore.
The Group of Seven in Western Canada
July 13 to October 14, 2002
Presented by AIM Trimark
Nearly 60,000 visitors took in The Group of Seven in Western Canada during its exhibition run at Glenbow Museum. One of the most ambitious historical art shows Glenbow has ever produced, this significant exhibition opened the doors to the Group of Seven's many contributions to Western Canada's visual art history. Their works encompassed the rolling hills of the prairie landscape to breathtaking mountain scenes of the Rockies to evocative coastal images and austere northern climates. The exhibition and its book marked the first time the Group's Western Canadian work had been given such a focus and was met with huge success and to critical acclaim. The Group of Seven in Western Canada went on a national coast-to-zcoast tour with stops in Halifax, Winnipeg, Victoria, and ending at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.