Past Exhibitions 2008-2009

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.

 

Quilt of Belonging

Quilt of Belonging at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Belonging: A Place for Everyone

June 30 to September 30, 2007

Presented by TRICO Homes
Belonging: A Place for Everyone celebrated Canada's multiculturalism with five exhibits showcasing our country's rich cultural diversity.

Anchoring the exhibition was the Quilt of Belonging, this tapestry stretched 36-metres in length and featured 263 blocks of fabric that represented all of Canada's First Peoples and every world nation.

A Joyful Harvest, developed by the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta, shared the varied stories of southern Alberta's Jewish community and celebrated over 100 years of the Jewish experience in this region.
Celebrating Prairie Cultres was Glenbow's own exhibit. It shared the stories of First Nations and the other world cultures that had made their home on the Canadian prairies.

ImaginASIAN Photo Exhibition: Convergence and Disturbance was a touring photo exhibit by Calgarian photographer Kristen Wagner which profiled people within the Asian-Canadian community who had shaped our city, province and country.

AMANTEA: Personal and Public Lives saw artist Gistele Amantea examine the lives of Italian communities in western Canada in two art installations.

 

Egypt, Greece and Rome: Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World

Egypt, Mummy Mask, Early Roman Period, ca. 100 A.D. , Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Egypt, Greece and Rome:
Art of the Ancient Mediterranean

June 30, 2006 to June 3, 2007

Presented by Centurion

Three of the most influential ancient cultures in history were spread across the Mediterranean. Egypt, Greece and Rome traced the rise and fall of these civilizations and discovered how they influenced one another in history, architecture, art and culture. Featuring over 200 artifacts spanning 5,000 years, visitors were able to embark on an ancient Mediterranean tour and learn how travel, trade and the mixture of different cultures brought about new artistic styles.

This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in collaboration with the Nagoya/ Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

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