Past Exhibitions
2013-2014

In addition to our permanent art and artifact displays, Glenbow maintains an active exhibition program throughout the year. Exhibitions are often drawn from our collections. We also host travelling exhibitions from museums and art galleries around the world.


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Made in Calgary: The 2000s

SEPTEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 14, 2014

Organized by Glenbow

The fifth and final installment in Glenbow's groundbreaking survey of regional art, Made in Calgary: The 2000s reflects the energy and diversity of the arts community in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

MAY 24 - AUGUST 24, 2014

Organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery showcases the remarkable legacy of the multi-millionaire business tycoon and philanthropist, Lord Beaverbrook, an entrepreneur extraordinaire who established a world-class art collection.

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Bee Kingdom: Iconoclasts in Glass

JUNE 7 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

Organized by Glenbow
Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette

Exuberant and colourful, but also hip and, at times, subversive, the work of Calgary - based collective Bee Kingdom confound ideas of what constitutes fine art glass.

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A Singular Vision: Eric Harvie Collects Art

JUNE 7 - AUGUST 24, 2014

Organized by Glenbow
Curated by Roger Boulet

Ranging from pieces Harvie acquired even before the establishment of the Glenbow Foundation in 1954 to the gift of that collection to the province of Alberta in 1966, A Singular Vision offers a truly unique body of works that is instrumental in telling the story of the Western experience.

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From Our Collection: Glass

JUNE 7 - AUGUST 24, 2014

Organized by Glenbow
Curated by Aimee Benoit

Complementing Bee Kingdom: Iconoclasts in Glass, this exhibition showcases wares from our glass collection – one of the strongest of its kind in Canada - and illustrates a wide range of glass-making techniques

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Bryan Adams Exposed

February 23 – May 4, 2014

Exposed features photographs from two distinct areas of Adams' photographic practice. The first features portraits of his friends and colleagues in the entertainment, fashion and art industries, including Morrissey, Ben Kingsley, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Louise Bourgeois and Judi Dench to name a few

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Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket

February 8 - May 4, 2014

Organized by Harley-Davidson Museum©, in partnership with EMP Museum

Everyone from rebel outsiders to fashion insiders have made their mark by slipping on a second skin. Worn to Be Wild traces the design history of the leather jacket along and the evolution of the garment from protective gear to revolutionary wearable

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Made in Calgary: The 1990s

February 8 - May 4, 2014

Guest curator Nancy Tousley brings the twentieth century to a close in the fourth installment of Glenbow's Made in Calgary series with Made in Calgary: The 1990s

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Transformations: A.Y. Jackson & Otto Dix

September 7, 2013 - January 12, 2014

An exhibition produced by the Canadian War Museum,with the generous support of the National Gallery of Canada.

Drawing on rich historical and art resources, including works drawn from public and private collections in Canada, the United States and Germany, this groundbreaking exhibition of war-influenced paintings, drawings and prints reveals how this tumultuous period shaped the artistic output of both men. This resulted in very different, and often powerful, expressions of Canadian and German national identity.

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Made in Calgary: The 1980s

September 7, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Organized by Glenbow Museum; Curated by Jeffrey Spalding

Chris Cran, Self-Portrait Watching a Man about to Shoot Himself in the Foot, 1985, Collection of Glenbow Museum

Made in Calgary is a five-part exhibition series that explores the character of Calgary's artistic community from 1960 to 2010. Each exhibition will reflect the contributions of individual artists in the context of the social and cultural factors that influenced their work.

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From our Collections: War in the Trenches

September 7, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Organized by Glenbow Museum; Curated by Jeffrey Spalding

War in the Trenches echoes the themes of Transformations – A.Y. Jackson and Otto Dix by bringing together rarely or never-before exhibited artifacts and stories relating to several people and units that served in the First World War.

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