Inspirational Afternoons

A participatory program for older adults designed to foster conversation, connection and creativity!

If you are 65+ and have an interest in the arts, join us at Glenbow for a guided tour of one of our feature exhibitions, followed by a hands-on art project that will allow you to explore your most creative self.

$20/Members $10. No art experience necessary. All supplies provided.

Maxwell Bates: The In Crowd

Friday, April 17, 1 - 3pm

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April 17

Take a guided tour of The In Crowd, which brings together a grouping of paintings by iconic western Canadian artist Maxwell Bates. These works depict the vibrant, tense and often exaggerated social situations found at parties, restaurant outings and gallery openings.

Then, use our Maxwell Bates inspired templates to create an expressionist representation of your nearest and dearest using oil pastels. Be inspired by the social groupings found in the paintings of our feature exhibition, Maxwell Bates: The In-Crowd and create your own miniature party of distorted figures.

Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands

Friday, May 15, 1 - 3pm

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May 15

Take a guided tour of Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands, an exhibition that 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.

Afterwards, using one of Glenbow's cameras, take your own candid photo on the "streets" of Glenbow and print the results. Choose a self-portrait style using our Vivian Maier inspired mirror wall, or capture a unique frame within our Discovery Room walls.

For more information about Glenbow events or to purchase tickets, call 403.268.4110

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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