Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary
410 University Court NW
Hours: Summer hours: mon-fri 10am-5pm
In September 2012, the Nickle Galleries of the University of Calgary opened in its new home at the centre of campus in the Taylor Family Digital Library. The Nickle's programming is centred on modern and contemporary Canadian art, on numismatics, and on carpets and textiles and extends to historic and international art, indigenous heritage, archaeology, anthropology, history, and popular culture. Nickle Galleries is home to outstanding collections of art, numismatics and textiles. The art collection concentrates on Western Canadian art of the twentieth century and extends to artists of national importance. The numismatic collection now comprises approximately 20,000 items, the majority of which are from the ancient Mediterranean region, but also includes paper money and ethnographic numismatic items from around the world. The carpet and textile collection is the largest in any Canadian museum, consisting mainly of the tribal or cottage woven carpets of Central and West Asia.
To Dec 16 The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, RCA. This long overdue exhibition reflects the cyclical nature of Joane Cardinal-Schubert’s (1942-2009) work, including 60 pivotal pieces in painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, ceramic, and installation.
To Dec 16 SERIES: Miruna Dragan: Everywhere Possible Therefore True. Calgary artist uses diverse techniques to examine archetypes, myths, and symbols -including those of her native Romania.
To Dec 16 SERIES: Richard Boulet: RAGE HOPE. Part of the SPARK Disability Arts Festival, his artworks feature highly crafted textiles, text-based art, drawings and artist books.
Opening Jan 26 Mark Dicey: Each Painted Document.