Permanent Exhibition

Picturing the Northwest

Historical Art from Glenbow's Collection

Exhibition
Overview

Experience history through art in Glenbow’s historical art gallery. From artworks reflecting Calgary’s unique vantage point as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains to paintings depicting the age of exploration in North America, you’ll have an opportunity to see the history of our region brought to life through the eyes of artists.

This collection of masterpieces of western North American art highlight the landscape and the social history of our region.

Woman looking at small sculpture on table

Picturing the Northwest is home to numerous unique pieces from Glenbow’s collection, from depictions of vast grassy plains inhabited by buffalo in the late 1800s to images of our region’s agricultural and technological transformation in the early 1900s.

Visit Picturing the Northwest in Glenbow’s Portrait Gallery on the second floor.

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