Current Exhibitions


Kaleidoscopic Animalia: An exhibition designed and curated by Paul Hardy

October 17, 2015 - May 22, 2016

Glenbow is pleased to announce acclaimed fashion designer Paul Hardy as the museum's 2015 Artist-in-Residence. Inspired by Glenbow's vast collection, Hardy`s curatorial debut is an exhibition examining how animal imagery and symbolism have influenced human creativity across time and cultures.

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David Thauberger:
Road Trips and Other Diversions

October 17, 2015 - January 31, 2016

In David Thauberger's vision, the vernacular architecture of the prairies bursts with pop art iridescence. Familiar buildings like legion halls, grain elevators, diners and small town bungalows are flattened into postcard-like pictures that glow with neon colours and hyper-real skies.

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Recent Acquisitions

October 24, 2015 - February 7, 2016

For almost 50 years, Glenbow has collected art and objects that represent important facets of the culture and history of our region and beyond. Continuing to expand the collection ensures that it evolves and remains relevant.

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Cabinets of Curiosity

February 28, 2015 - January 17, 2016

Edmonton artist Lyndal Osborne’s "wonder room" fuses the fanciful and the factual, the real and the imagined. Children and adults alike are encouraged to explore this curious collection and get hands-on with the interactive exhibition.

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Upcoming Events

Weekend at the Museum

November 28 & 29
9am - 5pm
$40 Family Admission (2 Adults and up to 4 youth)/Members Free

Attention cubs, kittens, rugrats and all other assorted kid creatures: gather your parents and bring them to Weekend at the Museum. Join the Green Fools and Amaze Art Studio for two days full of wild fun at Glenbow. Animal theatre games, a kid's fashion walk, stilt walkers, clay sculpture and acrylic painting workshops are just a few of the awesome activities we'll have running all weekend. See you there! All costumes, instruction and art supplies are included with admission or membership.

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School Programs

Glenbow's school programs and educational outreach opportunities enrich the lives and learning of over 63,000 Alberta students every year, ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Glenbow's educational programs support student learning about the history of Alberta while also broadening student knowledge by integrating content from Glenbow's art and cultural exhibitions.

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Situated between Stephen Avenue and the Olympic Plaza, Glenbow is surrounded by a variety of restruants and coffee bars to enhance any visit.

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Artifacts & Photos

Find artifacts, photos, and reference materials from Western Canada and beyond. Uncover the hidden secrets of Glenbow's diverse collections.

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Museum Shop

8th Avenue and 1st Street SE

Visit the Museum Shop located off the Stephen Ave Walk. We have all sorts of unique gift ideas or mementos of your favourite exhibitions.

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