Family Art Tour & Workshop Adventures

April 13 - Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization
April 27 - On Location: Artists Explore a Sense of Place
May 11 - Artist In Residence: Albertine Crow Shoe
May 25 - Antoni Tàpies: Prints, 1948-1976

1pm - 3pm
Member Exclusive: $20 per family (two adults and up to four children)

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Announcing a new behind-the-scenes museum adventure for the whole family! Bring your whole gang and get the story behind one of Glenbow's exhibitions before exploring some of the cool stuff in our secure collections storage areas. After that, you can channel all that inspiration into creating some art of your own in a hands-on creative workshop. Each Tour & Workshop Adventure is limited to 36 people. Activities and content are designed for families with children age 6 and up.

Each Tour & Workshop Adventure includes:

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Tour & Workshop Adventures

April 13
Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization

Immerse yourself in this room-filling installation by artist Kent Monkman and experience a nine-foot high replica of a rock-face buffalo jump as sculptural bison run through the gallery. We'll go behind the scenes to Glenbow's art storage area to view other works by Kent Monkman in the collection, before we begin our Cubist Animal Sculpture Art Workshop.

April 27
Visiting On Location: Artists Explore a Sense of Place

Join us in our new exhibition of modern and contemporary art from Glenbow's collection. The places in these artworks are sometimes real and sometimes imagined! From landscapes to ecosystems to human-made architectural spaces, "place" is a state of mind. After the gallery tour we'll go behind the scenes to Glenbow's art storage area to explore how some other artists relate to the environments humans inhabit. Afterwards, you can design your own territory in a Family Flag Workshop.

May 11
Artist In Residence: Albertine Crow Shoe

Glenbow's artist-in-residence program invites multidisciplinary artists to interact with Glenbow's vast collection of art and cultural material to inspire them to make new art. Albertine Crow Shoe is known primarily for her exquisite jewellery and has created an exhibition that pairs her new artworks with the items from Glenbow's collection that influenced her. Each of the items in this gallery have a story - what is it made of? Who would wear it and why? After the gallery tour, we'll go behind the scenes to see some of the other jewellery in Glenbow's collection, before making our own wearable art in a Jewellery Making Workshop.

May 25
Antoni Tàpies: Prints, 1948-1976

The artworks in this exhibition are by one of the most significant Spanish artists of the 20th century, Antoni Tàpies. They have never before been publicly exhibited at Glenbow! Even though these prints are abstract, the artist uses the colours, layers and textures to express his ideas about his home, his history and his language. After the gallery tour, we'll go behind the scenes to learn more about the art of printmaking and see some of the other incredible prints in Glenbow's collection. Then you'll get to try it yourself in our Printmaking Workshop.


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Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

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