Past Exhibitions
2014-2015

In addition to our permanent art and artifact displays, Glenbow maintains an active exhibition program throughout the year. Exhibitions are often drawn from our collections. We also host travelling exhibitions from museums and art galleries around the world.


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Hooked: Fish, Water and Angling in Art

May 30 - October 4, 2015

Boasting some of the best fishing in the world, the streams and rivers of southern Alberta and British Columbia have long attracted visitors from all over the globe. The breathtaking scenery and meditative act of fishing has inspired many artists and photographers; Hooked takes a unique look at the art and culture of sportfishing.

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Gun Sculpture

May 23 - September 27, 2015

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta

Alberta artists Sandra Bromley and Wallis Kendal acquired and deactivated over 7000 guns to build the Gun Sculpture. The resulting massive cube weighs over 9,000 kg (20,000 lbs) and makes manifest the impact of guns and their proliferation throughout the globe, both in terms of sheer volume and the undeniable trauma that they wield.

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From Our Collection: Political Satire in Alberta

May 23 - September 27, 2015

Sometimes irreverent, sometimes contentious, always thought-provoking: this exhibition of political cartoons includes 60 works from Alberta editorial cartoonists working throughout the 20th Century. These artists have used pen and ink to poke fun at everything from populist politics to global issues, and recent world events show that the power of satire cannot be underestimated.

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From Our Collection: Wall of Water

June 6 – September 27, 2015

Peter von Tiesenhausen’s Wall of Water is a pivotal work in the artist’s oeuvre. Before this piece, von Tiesenhausen only used natural materials in his practice, but for Wall of Water, the artist turned to man-made and non-natural material, addressing environmental issues in the process.

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Myth Making: The Art of John Brocke

June 6 - September 13, 2015

An exploration of the work of one of Calgary and Canada’s most fascinating, if little known, artists. John Brocke was a master painter - devoted to meticulous detail and big ideas about faith, mystery and love. His arresting large-scale paintings are dramatic, intriguing and incredible to behold.

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Geoffrey James: Inside Kingston Penitentiary

February 14 - May 17, 2015

Photographer Geoffrey James won the Governor General's Award for Media Arts in 2012. In his latest photo series, he has captured stunning Images of life inside Kingston Penitentiary, Canada's oldest prison.

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Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America

January 31 - April 26, 2015

An epic exhibition of art from across the country is taking over Calgary. Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art From North North America is the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside the country.

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From Our Collection: Canadiana

January 31 - April 26, 2015

What does it mean to be Canadian? There is no single answer to this perennial question, but rather an ongoing, continual process of negotiating our collective, regional and community identities, our sovereignty, and our relationships with the land and environment.

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Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775 - 2012

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 - JANUARY 4, 2015

Organized by Whatcom Museum

Vanishing Ice introduces the rich artistic legacy of the planet's frozen frontiers now threatened by climate change, a phenomenon understood by the public primarily through news of devastating climactic events. The exhibition offers another perspective by providing visitors an opportunity to experience the majesty of sublime landscapes that have inspired artists, writers and naturalists for more than 200 years.

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From Our Collection: Searching for the Northwest Passage

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 - JANUARY 4, 2015

Organized by Glenbow

The largest multi-disciplinary grouping of materials yet exhibited at Glenbow relating to the adventures, mysteries and tragedies that occurred during the 400-year search for the Northwest Passage.

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Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools

OCTOBER 18, 2014 - JANUARY 4, 2015

Where are the Children? draws on archival photographs and original documents to examine and acknowledge the experiences, consequences and impact of Canada's residential school system.

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Island by Peter von Tiesenhausen

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 - JANUARY 4, 2015

Glenbow is pleased to present Island - a video-based work by Peter von Tiesenhausen. Like many of the artists included in the Vanishing Ice exhibition, von Tiesenhausen evokes the majesty of the natural world - in this case the shores of Iceland.

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