Britt Simmons & Janet Harvie

Supporting Glenbow Reimagined

Transforming arts and culture in Calgary


We asked our community about its hopes for Glenbow’s future. Your feedback helped us set our Glenbow Reimagined target at $205 million. This ambitious goal will provide the resources required to catalyze vibrancy in Calgary’s downtown core while improving the way we all connect with arts and culture.

Your support is revitalizing the building and will allow us to deliver an unparalleled visitor experience. This will include dynamic new exhibitions and programs for people from across our community to enjoy. Help us build a thriving, accessible institution for generations to come.

Funding Allocation

  • Building renovation ($130 million)
  • Community experience and program ($40 million)
  • JR Shaw Free Admission Endowment ($25 million)
  • JR Shaw Institute for Art in Canada ($10 million)

Progress Towards Target

  • $56 million committed by Glenbow supporters nationally
  • $40 million from the Government of Canada
  • $40 million from the Government of Alberta
  • $37 million from The City of Calgary

With significant funding from all three levels of government, family foundations, the business community and private donors, we now seek to raise the remaining $32 million from our community.

Make Your Impact

Your support of Glenbow Reimagined rebuilds your museum as a source of inspiration and innovation for Calgary, for Canada and beyond. Glenbow at the JR Shaw Centre for Arts & Culture is about creating a place for everyone, and a museum dedicated to the future of art and culture in Canada.

To learn more and support Glenbow Reimagined, please contact:

Wendy Fallon
Director, Advancement Operations

Supporters of Glenbow Reimagined

Kate Fischer, Joanne Cuthbertson and Lindsay Fischer. Photo: Ramsey Kunkel.

Fostering Diverse Arts Experiences

Fischer-Cuthbertson Family

The Fischer-Cuthbertson family’s contribution to Glenbow Reimagined underscores their dedication to fostering diverse arts experiences and reflects their longtime engagement with Glenbow.

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Glenbow pavilion rendering by Maya Lin Studio

Enhancing Arts and Culture in Calgary

Palmer Family Foundation

With an unwavering commitment to art and artists, community-building and downtown revitalization, the Palmer Family Foundation has enhanced arts and culture experiences in Calgary for decades.

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George & Colleen Bezaire

Shaping the Future of Calgary and the Arts

George & Colleen Bezaire

With a love of arts and culture, George and Colleen Bezaire have been active supporters of Glenbow since 2006.

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Susan and Dave Werklund stand together on the second floor of Glenbow. Construction continues to their right, while they both wear hard hats in the space.

Bolstering Calgary’s Presence, Globally

Dave Werklund & Susan Norman-Werklund

As passionate supporters of arts and education, it has always been important to Dave Werklund and Susan Norman-Werklund to demonstrate their community leadership whenever they can.

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Arts + Culture = Thriving Economy

Irfhan Rawji

As a successful tech entrepreneur, Irfhan Rawji knows what it takes to attract talent to cities, and he understands how foundational that is to building and growing Calgary’s economy.

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Allison Hakomaki & John MacAuley, BMO Financial Group

Investing in the Arts, Enriching Lives

BMO Financial Group

In mid-September, we were thrilled to celebrate the announcement of a $1-million gift from BMO Financial Group, in support of the campaign to reimagine the future of Glenbow.

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