For 50 years, Glenbow has surprised and engaged visitors with remarkable connections between art, history and diverse cultures from around the world. Glenbow’s exhibitions feature historical, modernist and contemporary art from the museum’s collection, as well as exhibitions travelling from other national and international art institutions. Tues to Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $14, Seniors $10, Students $9, Family $32; Members and under 6, free. Glenbow Shop Hours: Mon to Sat 11 am – 6 pm; Sun noon - 5:30 pm.
130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3
Mon Closed (September - June); Tues to Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $14, Seniors $10, Students $9, Family $32; Members and under 6, free. Glenbow Shop open Mon to Sat 11 am – 6 pm; Sun noon - 5:30 pm.
Mentions in Galleries West
When Geraldine Moodie created a 1906 portrait of several Inuit mothers with their offspring, including two naked babies, her camera captured an atmosphere of maternal ease and warmth.
Feb 5, 2017
As the shortest day of the year arrives, visitors to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary can contemplate the longest via a fascinating project by M.N. Hutchinson.
Dec 15, 2016
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that portraits and artworks from its collection will be on display in Calgary as of 2018.
Oct 6, 2016
It’s taken almost a century, but some of Montreal’s best-known Jazz Age paintings are finally travelling west this fall as the Glenbow Museum in Calgary exhibits the touring show 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group.
Sep 5, 2016
Painted from life, one figure at a time, it depicted 60 of the noted artists, dealers, framers, and patrons of the time, in multiple panels totaling 12 metres.
Feb 23, 2016
Our Everyday Tourist blogger Richard White riffs on the merits of Glenbow's Free First Thursdays program. Spoiler: he likes it... a lot.
Feb 19, 2016
Glenbow announced the induction of music legend Ian Tyson, Calgary philanthropist Dr. Marmie Hess and late Kainai elder Frank Weasel Head as Fellows of the Glenbow-Alberta Institute at the museum’s Annual General Assembly on September 16.
Sep 17, 2015
This short film captures the perspectives of Glenbow’s guest curator, Douglas MacLean, and the widow of artist John Brocke, Anna Gardner, as they reflect on the themes presented in Brocke’s work. Published June 4, 2015.
Sep 3, 2015
The exhibition is presented in a rough timeline, which also separates the works, more or less, into interior and exterior scenes. The curation by Travis Lutley and Douglas Maclean is subtle and clever.
Aug 18, 2015 1 Comments
Bleak, oppressive. These words echo on viewing Geoffrey James’ photographs taken at Kingston Penitentiary in 2013, shortly before the closing of the 178-year-old prison.
Apr 14, 2015
"Made in Calgary: The 1990s": Feb. 5, 2014 to May 4, 2014, Glenbow Museum in collaboration with Contemporary Calgary
Rubber bugs, linoleum, dinner plates and rose petals are but a small selection of the interesting materials you will find in the art that graces "Made in Calgary: The 1990s."
Feb 28, 2014
Citing the results of a year of extensive review, consultation and community engagement, Donna Livingstone, President and CEO of Glenbow, announced that moving forward, Glenbow will position itself as a “new kind of art museum”.
Feb 7, 2014
The Board of Governors of Glenbow Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Livingstone to the role of full-time President and Chief Executive Officer of Glenbow Museum, effective immediately.
May 8, 2013
The Board of Governors of the Glenbow Museum is pleased to announce that Donna Livingstone has been appointed as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Glenbow.
Nov 6, 2012
With faint echoes of historic architectural space, the entrance to Ontario artist Shayne Dark’s exhibition is marked by what almost could be a grand-scale chandelier. But this structure hangs too close to the ground, and the objects more ambivalent.
Aug 1, 2012
Glenbow Museum has produced a unique companion to the "1n40rmat10n" exhibition -- a digital publication stored on a reusable USB flash drive card.
Apr 26, 2012 1 Comments
A recent exhibition that brought five historic Blackfoot artifacts back to Alberta has won a prize from the American Anthropology Association.
Dec 31, 2011
Through June 19, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary flips the idea of portraiture on its head.
Apr 30, 2011
Though the exhibition was curated and hung according to four themes - Lyrical, Dynamic, Rigorous and Explosive - there may not be any discernable difference for the average viewer.
Apr 30, 2010
From September 26 to November 16, Glenbow Museum president Jeff Spalding curates a whimsical tour through dream spaces and reversals.
Aug 31, 2008