Glenbow Museum showcases nature, history and local originals
Calgary’s largest museum’s must-see fall exhibitions
As Calgary’s biggest museum, the Glenbow, offers a variety of different shows throughout the year. With its mainstays, permanent collection and ever-changing exhibitions, there is always something to see at the Glenbow.
This fall is no different for the museum, with a variety of shows taking place that are laced with emotion, excitement, history and worldview. This fall’s exhibits have enough to captivate any audience.
Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775 – 2012
This exhibit, which mixes art and science, is a subject that has influenced many artists in the past. The showing takes photographs from artists who have visited the remote icy landscapes since the 1700’s and, it gives viewers a glimpse into the little known territories of the Earth’s most northern points. The showing also carries pieces from artists, who are visiting these stunning landscapes in the current age, to illustrate the beauty and fragility of polar ice.
Made In Calgary: The 2000s
This is the fifth and final installment of this show, which gives us a glimpse into what Calgary is and where the city has come from. The works, which feature artists who create in Calgary, gives a diverse look into what Calgary means to them. This exhibit runs at two locations with different artists showing at each, one part taking place at the Glenbow and one at the Nikel gallery in the University of Calgary. Both exhibitions show off how Calgary is growing in contemporary art.
Where Are The Children? Healing The Legacy Of Residential Schools
This exhibit acknowledges the consequences and pain that surround residential schools in Canada. The exhibition consists of 118 pieces that include, photos, text panels, maps, government papers and real classroom textbooks. Although this exhibit is said to not tell the whole story of residential schools, it does give viewers an idea of what happened in this significant part of Canadian history. The exhibit curators hope to aid in the reconciliation surrounding residential schools.
Island by Peter von Tiesenhausen
Island is a video that accompanies the vanishing ice exhibition. The artist von Tiesenhausen travelled to Iceland to capture the beauty of the country’s coast line and the stunning imagery that is associated with it.
These exhibitions run throughout the fall season, some going into December. For more information on any of these exhibitions visit glenbow.org.