Current Exhibitions

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Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks

June 18 - September 18, 2016

Over one hundred years ago, Edward Curtis (born in 1868) set out on a monumental quest to make an unprecedented, comprehensive record of the North American First Nations. Curtis' core mission was to safeguard and preserve their 'sacred legacy' for future generations by creating a permanent record of their lives in photographs, film, sound, and text.

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First Person: Contemporary Indigenous Portraiture

June 18 - September 18, 2016

First Person: Contemporary Indigenous Portraiture features work by contemporary indigenous artists from across Canada who use portraiture as a powerful gesture of both self-expression and self-determination. From manipulating historical photographs and film footage to documentary-style image making, these works provide a range of perspectives on the representation of indigenous people historically and in our present moment.

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Power in Pictures:
The Outside Circle and the Impact of the Graphic Novel

June 18 - September 18, 2016

The Power in Pictures exhibition is the culmination of a series of workshops hosted at Glenbow that connected young people from USAY (Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth) with artist Kelly Mellings, illustrator of the graphic novel The Outside Circle by Patti Laboucane-Benson.

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Kaleidoscopic Animalia: An exhibition designed and curated by Paul Hardy

Closes September 5, 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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Upcoming Events

Out for Lunch Tour: Artifacts of Kaleidoscopic Animalia

Wednesday, July 27. 12pm. General $5 / Glenbow Members Free.
Discover some of the unusual and notable artifacts from the Glenbow collection in Kaleidoscopic Animalia with Glenbow collections manager Daryl Betenia.

Historic Calgary Week: George Webber

Wednesday, July 27. 7pm. Admission: Free
Presented in partnership with Historic Calgary Week, Calgary-based photographer George Webber will speak about his early photographic works that he has donated to Glenbow.

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Slumber Party

Saturday, August 13. 6:00pm to 9:00am. General $95 / Glenbow Members $85
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Glenbow Museum and we're celebrating in a very special way: sleepover parties! Over the course of three amazing overnight events accommodating a lucky 50 people apiece, guests will join us for after-hours fun and night time gallery exploration.

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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 restaurants and coffee bars to enhance any visit.

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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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