Upcoming Exhibitions

Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands

February 8 – May 24, 2020
Organized by diChroma Photography
Curated by Ann Morin

The story of the accidental discovery of Vivian Maier’s photographs at an auction house in Chicago and the attempt to unravel the mystery of her identity inspired the Oscar-nominated documentary film, Finding Vivian Maier. Since her work came to light, Maier’s indelible images have gone on to garner worldwide acclaim. This exhibition features over 100 revealing photographs of American city life in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, as captured by one of the most enigmatic figures of twentieth century photography.


Maxwell Bates: The In Crowd

February 8 – May 24, 2020
Organized By Glenbow
Curated by Travis Lutley and Sarah Todd

The In Crowd brings together a grouping of paintings by iconic western Canadian artist Maxwell Bates that have previously never been seen together. These works depict the vibrant, tense and often exaggerated social situations found at parties, restaurant outings and gallery openings. A master people-watcher, Bates felt the paintings from this period were some of his best work. The In Crowd been drawn from private and public collections from Victoria to Toronto.


One New Work
Ron Moppett: Do You Remember/Snow & Stars

February 8 – May 24, 2020
Organized By Glenbow
Curated by Nancy Tousley

The latest exhibition in the One New Work series presents a giant 22-metre-long wrap-around painting that shines a different light on this celebrated senior Canadian artist.


Dynamic Connections: Threads of Living Memory

Opens February 22, 2020
Organized by Glenbow
Curated by Joanne Schmidt

Drawing on Glenbow’s Inuit textiles collection and loans from across Canada, objects and artworks are manifestations of the dynamic connections between the makers, the viewers, the land, the spirit world and future generations of memory makers.


Recent Acquisitions 2019

Opens February 22, 2020
Organized by Glenbow

See what we collected over the past year! Featuring contemporary Canadian artworks by Carl Beam, Marion Nichol, Barbara Tipton and more, plus fascinating objects that have been added to our Cultural History collection, including a treasure trove of ultra-fashionable women’s hats circa 1940s - 1970s.


Metamorphosis: Contemporary Canadian Portraits

Opens March 7, 2020
Organized by Glenbow and Library and Archives Canada

This latest collaboration between Glenbow and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) explores themes of transformation over time whether through mortality, renewal or commemoration. The exhibition includes important portraits, drawn from Glenbow and LAC collections, by artists such as Arnaud Maggs, Evergon, Rosalie Favell, David Neel and Sara Angelucci.


Enclosing Some Snapshots: The Photography of Métis Activist James Brady

Opens March 21, 2020
Organized by Glenbow
Curated by Paul Seesequasis

As an extension of his online Indigenous Archival Photo Project, Plains Cree writer, journalist and cultural activist Paul Seesequasis presents a selection of Glenbow’s archival photographs of and by mid-20th century Alberta Métis Activist James Brady.

Vivian Maier, Self-Portrait, New York, 1954 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.
Maxwell Bates, Yellow Reception, 1972, Oil on canvas. Collection of University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries. Gift of Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic.
Mary Qaiqsaut Iqqaat, Wall Hanging, 1972, Collection of Glenbow AB
James Brady and Madeleine Goulet, on a barge, Saskatchewan, August 1950, Collection of the Glenbow Western Research Centre


Glenbow offers a range of special exhibitions each year welcoming the best of international travelling exhibitions as well as drawing from our extensive collections. Explore our Permanent Exhibitions available all year 'round.

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