Discovery Room

Kids doing crafts at the Sleepover Slumber Party at Glenbow

Inspired by what you've seen at Glenbow? Visitors of all ages are invited to explore their own creativity and make cool stuff in the Discovery Room. It's open daily during museum hours but may be reserved for private groups and school bookings on weekdays.

Art Activities
February 3 - June 2, 2019

Found Object Fashion

Be inspired by the haute couture fashions in our feature exhibition, Christian Dior, and get creative with this fun design activity. Using found objects such as feathers, balloons, cotton swabs and sequins, create a structured gown using a scalloping technique with glue and our dress dummy template.

Altered Identity Portraits

Artist Meryl McMaster explores her own identity and ways to present it through photography in our feature exhibition, Meryl McMaster: Confluence. Be inspired by her incredible photographs, have your picture taken and printed, and then use a variety of materials to manipulate your image and present it in a new and exciting way.

Explorations in Art

Put on your exploration cap and follow the clues in the latest versions of our art scavenger hunt. We have many new galleries to explore, so take your pick! Return your completed sheet to the Discovery Room for a prize. Fun for the whole family!

Meryl McMaster: Confluence, 2017

Approx. 10 minutes
Video: Produced by the Richmond Art Gallery

Meryl McMaster's colour photographs explore the fluid domain of identity, and the possibilities of examining and revisioning the self and its representation. Placing her body centrally in front of the camera, she transforms her appearance, whether by layering photographic images onto her body or through elaborate costumes and props she creates and inhabits as alter egos. An artist of Plains Cree and Euro-Canadian heritage, McMaster explores the dimensions of her own sense of identity, and the complex history of the photographic representation of Indigenous peoples. The three bodies of work in Confluence collectively trace the evolution of McMaster's practice, with its recurrent thematic threads.

Art du Jour

Saturdays and Sundays
Look for our special blue Art du Jour labels next to singular artworks on our second floor to catch a ten minute art discussion led by our knowledgeable Discovery Room Educators. Several of these spontaneous tours will be offered per day on Saturdays and Sundays, so keep your eyes peeled!

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


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