Current Exhibitions


Gun Sculpture

May 23 - September 27, 2015

Alberta artists Sandra Bromley and Wallis Kendal acquired and deactivated Over 7000 guns to build Gun Sculpture. The resulting massive cube weighs over 9,000 kg (20,000 lbs) and makes manifest the impact of guns and their proliferation throughout the globe, both in terms of sheer volume and the undeniable trauma that they wield.
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From Our Collection: Political Satire in Alberta

May 23 - September 27, 2015

Sometimes irreverent, sometimes contentious, always thought-provoking: this exhibition of political cartoons includes 60 works from Alberta editorial cartoonists working throughout the 20th Century. These artists have used pen and ink to poke fun at everything from populist politics to global issues.
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Hooked: Fish, Water and Angling in Art

May 30 - October 4, 2015

Boasting some of the best fishing in the world, the streams and rivers of southern Alberta and British Columbia have long attracted visitors from all over the globe. The breathtaking scenery and meditative act of fishing has inspired many artists and photographers; Hooked takes a unique look at the art and culture of sportfishing.
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Myth Making: The Art of John Brocke

June 6 - September 13, 2015

An exploration of the work of one of Calgary and Canada's most fascinating, if little known, artists. John Brocke was a master painter - devoted to meticulous detail and big ideas about faith, mystery and love. His arresting large-scale paintings are dramatic, intriguing and incredible to behold.
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Upcoming Events

Out for Lunch Tour:
Myth Making: The Art of John Brocke

Wednesday, September 9th. 12pm. Members free /General $5.
Join Curator Doug MacLean for a farewell tour - the John Brocke exhibition closes on September 13th. Don't miss this last opportunity to explore the works of one of the most fascinating artists to come out of Calgary, the late John Brocke.

Beakerhead: Nature's University - Dying to Learn?

Saturday, September 19th. 11am & 1:30pm. Adults $15 / Kids $10.
Tickets must be purchase in advance. Call 403-268-4110 to book.

Innovative, resourceful and creative, the Blackfoot people have lived on and utilized this land for millennia. Join our Blackfoot educator, Adrian Wolfleg, for a tour of Nitsitapiisinni: the Blackfoot Gallery, keeping an eye out for traditional symbols and designs. Following the tour, we'll get hands-on in the studio and use natural plant dyes to create a unique piece of artwork. In a customary approach, we'll make use of everything by sampling traditional berry soup and rose petal tea.

School Programs

Glenbow's school programs and educational outreach opportunities enrich the lives and learning of over 63,000 Alberta students every year, ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Glenbow's educational programs support student learning about the history of Alberta while also broadening student knowledge by integrating content from Glenbow's art and cultural exhibitions.

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