Talks & Tours

Glenbow talks and tours connect audiences with artists and curators and provide opportunities to explore the ideas and stories behind the exhibitions. Visitors can explore the secrets of the Glenbow vaults and learn about rarely seen art and artifacts, spend their lunch break with a curator or enjoy an unscripted conversation-style talk by a high profile artist, writer or expert.


Thursday, October 16

Talks + Tours
Out for Lunch Tour: Made in Calgary: The 2000s
12pm
MEMBERS FREE/GENERAL $5

"How do we see things?" The role of the audience and how we perceive art is key to many of the pieces in Made in Calgary: The 2000s. This curator-led tour will take you through a multitude of installations and encourage you to engage with the art in a variety of ways.

Saturday, October 18

Special Event
Glenbow & Wordfest present Edmund Metatawabin
6pm
$15

The author of Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History, will read from his work and discuss the legacy of the residential school system. Call Wordfest for tickets: 403 237 9068.

Saturday, October 25

Talks + Tours
Out for Lunch Tour: Made in Calgary: The 2000s
11 am
MEMBERS FREE/GENERAL $5 (C-Train fare is not included)

Join curator Katherine Ylitalo for a combined tour of Made in Calgary: The 2000s exhibitions at Glenbow and the Nickle Galleries on the University of Calgary campus. We'll start at Glenbow and then take the C-train to the U of C. Following the tour, we'll return downtown by C-train.

Tuesday, October 28

Talks + Tours
Behind the Scenes: Halloween Tour
6pm
MEMBERS $12/GENERAL $15

Enter, if you dare, the haunted halls of our collection storage area as we share some of our most spooktacular artifacts. Note: tour begins at 6pm sharp - latecomers may not be admitted. This tour will be offered on three dates: October 28, 29, 30.

Wednesday, October 29

Talks + Tours
Behind the Scenes Halloween Tour
6pm
MEMBERS $12/GENERAL $15

Thursday, October 30

Talks + Tours
Behind the Scenes Halloween Tour
6pm
MEMBERS $12/GENERAL $15

Thursday, November 6

Talks + Tours
Out for Lunch Tour: The Northwest Passage
12pm
MEMBERS FREE/GENERAL $5

Join Glenbow's history curator Aimee Benoit as she examines artifacts from the golden age of Arctic exploration in From Our Collection: Searching for the Northwest Passage.

Thursday, November 11

Talks + Tours
Behind the Scenes Tour: First World War
6pm
MEMBERS $12/GENERAL $15

Commemorate Remembrance Day on this special tour of First World War artifacts in Glenbow's collection. Note: tour begins at 6pm sharp - latecomers may not be admitted.

Thursday, November 13

Talks + Tours
Out for Lunch Tour: Made in Calgary: The 2000s
12pm
MEMBERS FREE/GENERAL $5

"What time is it?" Travel back to the year 2000 with curator Katherine Ylitalo and consider the ways in which Calgary artists responded to the new millennium.

Thursday, November 13

Talks + Tours/Special Event
In Conversation Panel Discussion + Made in Calgary Closing Party
7pm
MEMBERS $10/GENERAL $12

Join moderator and Made in Calgary: The 2000s curator Katherine Ylitalo and panelists Renato Vitic, M.N. Hutchinson and Christine Sowiak for a lively discussion on turn-of-the-21st-century art. The event begins with Tomas Jonsson performing a piece by the late artist Kenny Doren and will conclude with a party celebrating the entire Made in Calgary exhibition series.

Date TBA

Talks + Tours
Out for Lunch Tour: Where are the Children?
12pm
MEMBERS FREE/GENERAL $5

Join Glenbow's Blackfoot educator to explore the personal stories in the exhibition and hear first-hand about the long-term effects the residential school system has had on First Nations survivors across Canada.

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