Current Exhibitions


Kaleidoscopic Animalia: An exhibition designed and curated by Paul Hardy

October 17, 2015 - May 22, 2016

Glenbow is pleased to announce acclaimed fashion designer Paul Hardy as the museum's 2015 Artist-in-Residence. Inspired by Glenbow's vast collection, Hardy`s curatorial debut is an exhibition examining how animal imagery and symbolism have influenced human creativity across time and cultures.

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David Thauberger:
Road Trips and Other Diversions

October 17, 2015 - January 31, 2016

In David Thauberger's vision, the vernacular architecture of the prairies bursts with pop art iridescence. Familiar buildings like legion halls, grain elevators, diners and small town bungalows are flattened into postcard-like pictures that glow with neon colours and hyper-real skies.

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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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Cabinets of Curiosity

February 28, 2015 - January 17, 2016

Edmonton artist Lyndal Osborne’s "wonder room" fuses the fanciful and the factual, the real and the imagined. Children and adults alike are encouraged to explore this curious collection and get hands-on with the interactive exhibition.

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Upcoming Events

Launch Party

Saturday, October 24. 7pm - 11pm. Admission by donation.
Everyone is invited to our Launch Party to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions: Paul Hardy's Kaleidoscopic Animalia, David Thauberger: Road Trips & Other Diversions and Recent Acquisitions. This party promises to be a unique experience in celebration of fashion, art and design. The evening will include performances by The Wet Secrets, DJ Faust and Calgary's premier Vogue troupe, Bad Girls Club YYC. Look for Designer Kat Marks and her LETHR BAR, where you can acquire a custom leather bracelet. Step up to the cash bar to enjoy a Kronenbourg or to taste the signature cocktail that will be created just for the night.

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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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