Museum Map

There’s so much to see and do at Glenbow.

Visit

Venture back in time and explore the history of Western Canada, experience art created by some of the world’s most renowned artists and take a trip around the world in our international galleries – all in one day.

Whether you’re here to see a specific exhibition, stopping in for a quick tour over lunch, or spending the day out with family and friends, we know you’ll leave feeling inspired. Each of our four floors offers a unique arts and culture experience. Start from the bottom and work your way to the top or head upstairs and choose your own adventure.

Staff assist guests in Glenbow lobby

Ground Floor: Welcome to Glenbow

Information

Front desk staff can assist with admissions, memberships and any questions and concerns.

Glenbow Shop

Don’t forget to stop by the Glenbow Shop on the way out for one-of-a-kind finds and artful creations by Alberta Artists and makers.

Glenbow Theatre

A 225-seat theatre perfect for film screenings, lectures and performances.

Visitors walk around Glenbow's second floor exhibitions

Second Floor: Experience Art

Explore textures, colours and bold ideas in our second floor galleries. Here, you’ll find exhibitions of national and international art alongside artworks created and curated right here in Calgary.

Feature Exhibitions

Glenbow is never the same place twice. In our feature exhibition galleries, you’ll find intriguing shows of contemporary, modern and historic art, pop culture and the art of making. These exhibitions change three times a year.

Highlights from Glenbow’s Collection

In these galleries, you’ll see a selection of art representing the variety and diversity of Glenbow’s collection of over 33,000 artworks.

Discovery Room

Inspired by what you’ve seen at Glenbow? Visitors of all ages are invited to explore their own creativity in our Discovery Room—a makerspace for all ages.

Woman and children gather around horse sculpture

Third Floor – Southern Alberta’s History and Culture

Experience the stories of the people and events that helped shape contemporary life in Southern Alberta.

Mavericks

Explore Alberta’s history and the fascinating people who shaped this province with their ingenuity, ambition and adventurous spirit.

New Sun Gallery

Get a glimpse into the traditional cultures of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

Blackfoot Gallery

You are in Treaty Seven territory. In this exhibition, you’ll learn about the history, traditions and values of the Blackfoot people from their perspective.

Family looks at framed images in Glenbow gallery

Fourth Floor – Stories from Around the World

Just like a work of art, an everyday object can tell a story about how it was made, who used it and the cultural values it represents.

Warriors

Encounter stories of courage, cunning and sacrifice from past and present cultures, including First Nations of the Plains, Maoris, Samurai, Medieval Europeans, and the Canadian Military.

Portrait Gallery

Take in this series of exhibitions from Library and Archives Canada’s portrait collection—the largest of its kind in the country.

Rocks and Minerals

Marvel at the colourful, the ancient and the bizarre. These geological treasures will leave you amazed.

West Africa Gallery

Myths, legends and stories of everyday life intertwine in the West Africa Gallery with art and other cultural material from Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria.

Guests climb main staircase at Glenbow

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