Upcoming Exhibitions

Glenbow Museum offers a range of special exhibitions each year welcoming the best of international travelling exhibitions as well as drawing from its extensive collections.

Made in Calgary: The 1970s

May 25 - August 11, 2013

Organized by the Glenbow Museum

This exhibition is the second installment of a year-long celebration of artists who have lived, worked and created in our city. Guest curator Ron Moppett brings together a showcase of art from the 1970s, a boom-time in Alberta when oil was flowing and Calgary was growing in confidence.

Katie Ohe
Puddle I, 1976, Collection of Glenbow Museum


M.C. Escher:
The Mathemagician

May 25 - August 18, 2013

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and Art Gallery of Alberta

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world's most famous and recognized artists. Images of his work are reproduced and appreciated by millions of people around the world, yet few have a sense of the depth and details of the artist’s career, or of the incredible intricacies found in the original artworks when they are viewed in person.

This exhibition features 54 works selected from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, and includes prints that represent the different themes and areas of study that fascinated this extraordinary artist.

M.C. Escher
Relativity, July 1953
Lithograph on cream wove paper, 39.3 x 40.3 cm; image: 27.9 x 28.9 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Gift of George Escher, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, 1990
© 2013 The M.C. Escher Company-the Netherlands.
All rights reserved. Used by permission. www.mcescher.com
Photo © NGC


Kent Monkman:
The Big Four

May 25 - August 18, 2013

Commissioned by Glenbow Museum

A new multimedia installation by Kent Monkman, a Canadian artist of Cree and Irish ancestry who works in a variety of media including painting, film/video, performance and installation.

This exhibition, commissioned by Glenbow Museum, will transform the gallery space into a multimedia sculpture that will include full-sized ‘junk cars,’ figurative sculptures and artifacts from Glenbow’s collection. The exhibition will explore the contrasts and intersections between the views of the wealthy Alberta cattlemen - "The Big Four" - who founded the Calgary Stampede in the early years of the 20th century, and the "Indian" perspective.

Kent Monkman in his studio


130 9th Ave S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm


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