130 9th Ave SE
Hours: tues-sat 9am-5pm sun 12-5pm. Admission: adults $16, seniors & students $11, youth (7-17) $10, family (2 adults & 4 youth) $40, children under 6 free, members free
At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Our collection boasts over a million artifacts and some 30,000 works of art, making Glenbow one of the largest museums in Canada. Visitors can explore fascinating historical galleries and exhibitions of art and culture from around the world.
Glenbow is conveniently located in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.
To Jan 7 Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries. A presentation of Harris' American counterparts, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Raymond Jonson, and Marsden Hartley.
REPRESENTING: M.N. Hutchinson, Maxwell Bates, John Snow, Laura Evans Reid, W.L. Stevenson, Dorothy Henzell Willis, Bill Viola, Geraldine Moodie, Douglas Moodie, David Altmejd
To Jan 7 One New Work, Dave and Jenn: The Wellspring. Addresses the origins of life in the universe, cycles of life and death, the workings of complex systems such as coral reefs and human bodies and the interconnectedness of all living things.
To Jan 14 Jennifer Wanner: Second Nature. Exquisitely and painstakingly created collages and a stop-motion animation. This Calgary artist upends traditional scientific botanical art by splicing images of endangered Canadian plant species together to create new hybrid plants.
Ongoing Sandra Sawatzky: The Black Gold Tapestry. A decade in the making, this 220-foot hand-embroidered tapestry tells the story of how oil has impacted human civilizations around the world.
Ongoing Eye of the Needle. How the humble needle and thread, the shiny bead and sequin, the porcupine quill and tuft of moose hair have been used in the hands of skilled creators to create objects of incredible beauty.