The ARC Discovery Room is the perfect place for visitors of all ages to enjoy art activities and explore the ideas featured in Glenbow exhibitions.
The ARC Discovery Room is open to the public daily during museum hours, but may be closed for private groups and school bookings on weekdays. Please ask at the admission desk or call ahead to inquire about closures.
The activities listed below will be available from May 25 to August 18, 2013.
Get into the spirit of Made in Calgary and have some fun with our spiral art kits, a favourite educational toy of the '70s generation. The intricate patterns created with these geometric drawing toys also relate to the mathematically structured illusions found in the work of M.C. Escher. Grab a template and some coloured pens and create your own trippy modern-day masterpiece.
As you'll see in Made in Calgary: The 1970s, large scale abstract sculpture came to prominence as a creative form in Calgary in the 1970s. Come to the Discovery Room and build your own miniature, movable sculptures from a variety of materials.
Explorations in Art
There's a lot to discover in the Made in Calgary exhibition, and our exploration guide offers clues for you to follow, revealing amazing facts about Calgary and the artists working in the city during the 1970s. Pick up an activity sheet in the Discovery Room and, once it's completed, turn it in to compete for a prize. A perfect activity to involve the whole family.
Supported by ARC Resources LTD.