Where Calgary - - ART GALLERIES + MUSEUMS -

The fol­low­ing list­ings in­clude mu­se­ums, an­tiques deal­ers, and art gal­leries that the edi­tors judge wor­thy of your at­ten­tion, in­clud­ing ad­ver­tis­ers in Where Cal­gary. The map co­or­di­nates at the end of each list­ing (E4, E8 etc.) re­fer to the city maps on pages 59 to 60. If you have an ob­ser­va­tion re­gard­ing any of our list­ings, please email ed­i­tor_­cal­ AN­TIQUES

AN­TIQUE AND COL­LECTIBLES SHOP Lo­cated in Her­itage Park’s Haskayne Mer­can­tile Block, this store car­ries an­tique col­lectibles, fur­ni­ture, china, and sil­ver do­nated to the Park through their Her­itage Heir­loom Pro­gram. 1900 Her­itage Dr SW, 403-268-8500. Map 1, K5 www.her­

CIRCA VIN­TAGE ART GLASS A one-of-a-kind shop spe­cial­iz­ing in glass­work, in­clud­ing vin­tage, mid-cen­tury mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art glass. A must visit for col­lec­tors or those seek­ing a unique piece of hand blown glass art. 1226A - 9 Ave SE, 1-877-290-0145. Map 1, H7

MID-CEN­TURY DWELLER Cal­gary’s first mid-cen­tury show­room spe­cial­iz­ing in home decor from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Of­fers stag­ing, con­sign­ment and rental as well as sales. Good se­lec­tions of vin­tage Dan­ish mod­ern teak, atomic, and Eames style pieces. 1221B - 9 Ave SE,

403-918-4475. Map 1, H7 www.mid­cen­tu­ry­d­


BLACK GOLD TA­PES­TRY, THE Oct 7 - May 21, 2018 The re­sult of nine years of needle­work by artist San­dra Sawatzky, The Black Gold Ta­pes­try re­counts how hu­man ad­vance­ment has been fu­eled by oil—across thou­sands of years, nu­mer­ous civ­i­liza­tions, and 220 feet of linen—from the dis­cov­ery of bi­tu­men in Iraqi marshes, to the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of the in­dus­try felt to­day around the world. Glen­bow, 130 - 9 Ave SE, 403-268-4100. Map 2, F6 www.glen­ BUILD­ING BLOCKS OF COLOUR Sep 16 - Oct 21 The pre­miere show­ing of a new ex­hibit by Saskatchewan painter Jonathan For­rest, fea­tur­ing ab­stract works of acrylic on can­vas, wherein bold shapes are brought to life by the em­ploy of vi­brant pops of colour and in­tense shad­ing. New­zones, 730 - 11 Ave SW, 403-266-1972. Map 2, G2­

CUL­TI­VAT­ING THE LANDSCAPE: A SO­CIAL HISTORY OF GAR­DEN­ING IN CAL­GARY Un­til Nov 5 Cal­gary’s gar­den­ers and land­scap­ers have a history of ad­vo­cat­ing fiercely on be­half of their pas­sion, from move­ments call­ing for the beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of the city to grow­ing veg­eta­bles as a moral im­per­a­tive, and even the in­no­va­tive use of gar­dens for ad­ver­tis­ing. This ex­hibit traces the fas­ci­nat­ing history of the city’s green thumbs through archival photos, ar­ti­facts, and more. Lougheed House, 707 - 13 Ave SW, 403-244-6333. Map 2, F5 www.lougheed­

HIGHER STATES: LAWREN HAR­RIS AND HIS AMER­I­CAN CON­TEM­PO­RARIES Oct 7 - Jan 7, 2018 Af­ter Lawren Har­ris’ soar­ing de­pic­tions of moun­tains and ice­bergs be­came quin­tes­sen­tial Cana­di­ana, the iconic landscape painter and mem­ber of the Group of Seven turned to ab­strac­tion. This ex­hi­bi­tion also fea­tures an im­por­tant presentation of Har­ris’ Amer­i­can coun­ter­parts, in­clud­ing Ge­or­gia O’Ke­effe, Arthur Dove, Ray­mond Jon­son, and Mars­den Hart­ley. Over 60 works of art make up this ex­hi­bi­tion that shows an­other side of one of Canada’s great­est artists. Glen­bow, 130 - 9 Ave SE,

403-268-4100. Map 2, F6 www.glen­

MILE­STONES: SARAH MCLACH­LAN Un­til Fall 2017 A tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tion which hon­ours Sarah McLach­lan’s 2017 in­duc­tion into the Cana­dian Mu­sic Hall of Fame. See a dis­play of McLach­lan’s in­stru­ments, awards, and a stage cos­tume from Lilith Fair. Stu­dio Bell, home of the Na­tional Mu­sic Cen­tre, 85 - 4 St SE, 403-543-5115. Map 2, F8 www.stu­dio­

PAINT­INGS WITH A PUR­POSE Un­til Oct 7 The oneof-a-kind ab­stract paint­ings use pieces of plas­tic shards, sal­vaged wood, and rusted metal, found in a Puerto Val­larta land­fill only kilo­me­ters from the re­sort area of Puerto Val­larta, where mem­bers of the Gar­dena com­mu­nity rum­mage through to find ob­jects they can sell or trade to meet ba­sic needs. Fifty per­cent of pro­ceeds from the pieces in this col­lec­tion will go straight to build­ing se­cure homes in Gar­dena. The Peanut Gallery, 207 - 8 Ave

SW, 403-265-1970.


CANA­DIAN MIL­I­TARY Un­til Dec 2017 An ex­hibit cre­ated in part­ner­ship be­tween The Mil­i­tary Mu­se­ums of Cal­gary and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship be­tween sports and mil­i­tary ser­vice dat­ing back to the First World War. Vis­i­tors can ex­pect to learn more about Cana­di­ans like Ger­ald Ouel­lette, a sports shooter who served the Cana­dian Forces for over 20 years. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, 169 Canada Olympic Rd SW, 403-776-1040. Map 1, F2


Un­til Sep 10 Kent Monkman’s new, large scale project ad­dresses Canada’s Sesqui­cen­ten­nial in 2017. The ex­hi­bi­tion takes the viewer on a jour­ney through 300 years of Canada’s history, nar­rat­ing a story of Canada through the lens of First Na­tions’ re­silience. Glen­bow, 130 - 9 Ave SE,

403-268-4100. Map 2, F6 www.glen­


Sep 5 - Oct 14 For many years, Teresa Posyniak has probed com­plex meta­phys­i­cal is­sues about the na­ture of life. Here, the be­gin­nings of life are in­tu­ited, ex­pressed in fluid vis­ual metaphors boldly drawn in sin­u­ous, over­lap­ping and in­ter­twined shapes. Posyniak’s ear­lier large-scale paint­ings are po­etic in­can­ta­tions of the life force, a sub­ject which con­tin­ues to in­trigue her. Chris­tine Klassen Gallery, 321 - 50 Ave SE, 403-262-1880. Map 1, I6 www.christineklas­sen­


4CATS ART STU­DIO A vi­brant stu­dio where chil­dren aged two to 15 learn to work with an ar­ray of medi­ums in­clud­ing clay, acrylics, and pa­pier maché, while tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from fa­mous artists like Pi­casso and Warhol. Reg­is­ter for classes or one-day work­shops. 1218B - 9 Ave SE, 403-206-0110. Map 1, G6­gle­wood


GALLERY Ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing and pro­duc­ing fine art prints. Monthly ex­hibits shown in the Artist Proof Gallery. Print­mak­ing cour­ses and stu­dio rental op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able. 2010 - 11 St SE, 403-287-1056. Map 1, H6­ber­taprint­mak­

ARCHELOFT MAK­ERSPACE AND WEAR­ABLES LAB Gallery show­cas­ing artists with a pas­sion for tech­nol­ogy and a fo­cus on dig­i­tal and mixed me­dia. Bright space with large win­dows and hard­wood floors. 200, 1209 - 1 St SW,

403-532-7800. Map 2, H5

BEE KING­DOM Two former Al­berta Col­lege of Art and De­sign (ACAD) stu­dents have turned their Mount Pleas­ant house into a glass­blow­ing stu­dio and art gallery. The bees of­fer classes, demon­stra­tions and reg­u­larly sched­uled open houses. Their col­lab­o­ra­tive and in­di­vid­ual glass sculp­tures can be viewed at the on­site gallery, as well as at lo­cal gal­leries in­clud­ing DaDe Art & De­sign Lab and Ru­berto Ost­berg Gallery. 427 - 22 Ave NW,

403-277-7375. Map 1, F6 www.beek­ing­

CSPACE KING ED­WARD This trans­formed his­tor­i­cal site holds of­fice and stu­dio space for artists and fea­tures a public gallery and 125-seat theatre. 1721 - 29 Ave SW, 403-476-2025. www.cspacekinged­

DADE ART & DE­SIGN LAB A gallery of in­te­rior de­sign fea­tur­ing art, fur­ni­ture, and home ac­ces­sories. Find works by 30 artists from North Amer­ica and 80 world-wide fur­ni­ture lines, in­clud­ing eco-friendly im­ports such as re­pur­posed elm fur­ni­ture made in Bei­jing. Also of­fers in­te­rior de­sign and ar­chi­tec­tural ser­vices. 104, 1212 - 13 St SE, 403-454-0243. Map 1, H7 www.dadeartand­de­sign­

RAW CAN­VAS Em­brace your in­ner Pi­casso at Raw Can­vas, where paint­ing, food, and drinks are all mixed to­gether to cre­ate a fun and cre­ative ex­pe­ri­ence. 100, 1130 Kens­ing­ton Rd NW, 587-349-3929. Map 1, G5 www.raw­can­

STRIDE ART GALLERY AS­SO­CI­A­TION Fea­tur­ing in­no­va­tive con­tem­po­rary art by emerg­ing, mid-ca­reer and pro­fes­sional artists. 1006 Macleod Tr SE, 403-262-8507. Map 2, G6

THE NEW GALLERY Cal­gary’s orig­i­nal artist-run cen­tre pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties and venues for up-and-coming artists to fos­ter their craft. The gallery’s pro­gram­ming con­sists of a broad range of art ac­tiv­i­ties, com­mu­nity col­lab­o­ra­tions, open dis­cus­sions, and ed­u­ca­tional ini­tia­tives that aim to in­vig­o­rate Cal­gary’s ex­pe­ri­ence of con­tem­po­rary art and cul­ture. 208 Cen­tre St S,

403-233-2399. Map 2, D6 www.the­new­

VIN GOGH Sip wine and paint a se­lected paint­ing with a group. Each night has a dif­fer­ent paint­ing, along with an in­struc­tor to help you with paint­ing tips and tech­niques. Good for group out­ings. 118, 7004 Macleod Tr SE, 403-475-4644. Map 1, J6­


C - CON­TEM­PO­RARY CAL­GARY STEPHEN AV­ENUE LO­CA­TION A non-profit public art gallery of­fer­ing artists talks, gallery tours and other ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams. 117 - 8 Ave SW, 403-770-1350. Map 2, F5 www.con­tem­po­rarycal­

C2 - CON­TEM­PO­RARY CAL­GARY CITY HALL LO­CA­TION A non-profit public art gallery of­fer­ing artists talks, gallery tours and other ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams. 104, 800 Macleod Tr SE, 403-262-1737. Map 2, F6 www.con­tem­po­rarycal­

CHRIS­TINE KLASSEN GALLERY (CKG) Housed in a chic, mid-cen­tury ware­house space, this large com­mer­cial gallery fea­tures a wide sur­vey of art­works in­clud­ing paint­ing, sculp­ture, ceram­ics, draw­ing, and pho­tog­ra­phy. 321 - 50 Ave SE, 403-262-1880. Map 1, I6 www.christineklas­sen­

COL­LEC­TOR’S GALLERY OF ART Car­ries orig­i­nal works of art in­clud­ing paint­ings, draw­ings, and sculp­tures by Cana­dian mas­ters from pre-Con­fed­er­a­tion to present day. Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5:30 pm. 1332 - 9 Ave SE, 403-245-8300. Map 2, F10

ESKER FOUN­DA­TION The largest pri­vately funded, non­com­mer­cial gallery in Cal­gary fea­tures in­no­va­tive and ex­cep­tional con­tem­po­rary art ex­hi­bi­tions and ed­u­ca­tional events. Lo­cated in historic In­gle­wood, it fea­tures 11,000 sq ft of en­vi­ron­men­tally con­trolled, pur­pose-built ex­hi­bi­tion space. 444, 1011 - 9 Ave SE, 403-930-2490. Map 1, G6­ker­foun­da­

GAINS­BOR­OUGH GAL­LERIES This gallery spe­cial­izes in fine Cana­dian art and sculp­ture in a va­ri­ety of me­dia in­clud­ing oil, water­colour, acrylic, bronze, jade and stone. 441 - 5 Ave SW, 403-262-3715. Map 2, E4 www.gains­bor­ough­gal­

GERRY THOMAS GALLERY Lo­cated in Cal­gary’s De­sign District, this gallery shows a ro­ta­tion of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists through­out the year. It is avail­able to host pri­vate, full ser­vice events for up to 240 peo­ple. 100, 602 - 11 Ave SW, 403-265-1630. Map 2, G3 www.ger­ry­thomas­

GIB­SON FINE ART Fea­tur­ing con­tem­po­rary landscape, ab­stract, still life, and fig­u­ra­tive works in a va­ri­ety of me­dia, with a fo­cus on emerg­ing and mid-ca­reer artists. 628 - 11 Ave SW, 403-244-2000. Map 2, G3 www.gib­son­fin­

HERRINGER KISS GALLERY Rep­re­sents artists work­ing in a range of medi­ums in­clud­ing paint­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, print­mak­ing, sculp­ture, and mixed me­dia. 709A - 11 Ave SW, 403-228-4889. Map 2, G2 www.her­ringerkiss­

JARVIS HALL FINE ART Con­tem­po­rary works by emerg­ing, mid-ca­reer and es­tab­lished Cana­dian artists. 617 – 11 Ave SW, 403-206-9942. Map 1, I6 www.jarvishallfin­

LAT­I­TUDE ART GALLERY Fine art gallery in the De­sign District with an em­pha­sis on Western Cana­dian artists. Also of­fers cus­tom fram­ing and cor­po­rate con­sul­ta­tions. 150, 625 - 11 Ave SW, 403-262-9598. Map 2, G3­i­tudeart­

LEDGE GALLERY Fea­tur­ing the work of lo­cal artists, this win­dow gallery is lo­cated on the sec­ond level of Cen­tre Court in the Arts Com­mons along the +15 walk­way route. The space of­ten fea­tures sculp­tures and con­tem­po­rary in­stal­la­tions. 205 - 8 Ave SE, 403-294-7455. Map 3, F8 www.artscom­

LOCH GALLERY This fam­ily-owned gallery spe­cial­izes in 19th and 20th cen­tury fine art, in­clud­ing works by Emily Carr and the Group of Seven as well as a pre­dom­i­nantly Cana­dian roster of con­tem­po­rary pain­ters and sculp­tors. 1516 - 4 St SW, 403-209-8542. Map 2, I4

lo­cat­edNW, the Univer­sity Map of 1, F5 Cal­gary.­gary.ca2500 Univer­sity Dr

NICKLE GAL­LERIES This large space at the Univer­sity of Cal­gary cam­pus fea­tures a full pro­gram of ex­hi­bi­tions, in­clud­ing lo­cal and re­gional con­tem­po­rary art, coins of the an­cient world, and ori­en­tal rugs and tex­tiles. 410­brary.ucal­­leUniver­sity Crt NW, 403-220-7234. Map 1, F5 MOONSTONE CRE­ATION NA­TIVE GALLERY Gallery and gift shop fea­tur­ing works from Cana­dian abo­rig­i­nal artists, in­clud­ing paint­ings, West Coast jew­ellery, bronzes, sculp­ture, moc­casins and leather prod­ucts. Tra­di­tional art classes. 1219 - 10 Ave SE, 403-261-2650. Map 1, H7 www.moon­stonecre­

Paint­ing, sculp­ture and photo-based works

NEWZONESwith a fo­cus Map on 2, con­tem­po­raryG2 art. 730 - 11 Ave SW, 403266-1972.­

PAUL KUHN FINE ARTS Fea­tures con­tem­po­rary Cana­dian art in three floors of ex­hi­bi­tion space. Full-ser­vice frame shop on the lower level. Map 2, G2 724 - 11 Ave SW, 403-263-1162. www.paulkuh­n­

THEthe John PEANUT Fluevog GALLERY Cal­gary Lo­cat­ed­store, this on is thea gallery­lower level space of avail­able for lo­cal artists and foun­da­tions. 207 8 Ave SW, 403-265-1970.

TREPANIER BAER Rep­re­sents the work of re­gional, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional con­tem­po­rary artists. Also pro­vides ap­praisal and con­sult­ing ser­vices to pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als and cor­po­ra­tions seek­ing to de­velop art col­lec­tions. 105, 999 - 8 St SW, 403-244-2066. Map 2, F2 www.trepanier­

TRUCK GALLERY A non-profit cen­tre founded in 1983 and ded­i­cated to the de­vel­op­ment and public presentation of con­tem­po­rary art. 2009 - 10 Ave SW, 403-261-7702. Map 1, H5 VIVIANEART An up­scale gallery fea­tur­ing con­tem­po­rary sculp­ture and paint­ings by Cana­dian and in­ter­na­tional artists. 1114 - 11 St SW, 587-349-2014. Map 2, G1

WAL­LACE GAL­LERIES A strong fo­cus on orig­i­nal Cana­dian con­tem­po­rary art works rang­ing from ab­stract to re­al­ist. 500 - 5 Ave SW, 403-262-8050. Map 2, E3 www.wal­lace­gal­

WEB­STER GAL­LERIES Large col­lec­tion of Cana­dian fine art in­clud­ing Inuit sculp­tures, oils, watercolours, stone sculp­tures, bronzes, ceram­ics, and hand-pulled prints. 812 - 11 Ave SW, 403-263-6500. Map 2, G2 www.web­ster­gal­

WHITE EA­GLE NA­TIVE CRAFTS Owned and op­er­ated by First Na­tions peo­ple, this shop fea­tures na­tive crafts, fash­ions, jew­ellery, moc­casins, blan­kets, and gifts. 9915 Chi­ila Blvd, on the Tsuu T’ina Re­serve, 403-258-4300. MU­SE­UMS

CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME Lo­cated at WinS­port, this mu­seum show­cases the sto­ries and mem­o­ra­bilia of Canada’s sport­ing leg­ends. In­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits in­clude shadow box­ing with Len­nox Lewis, 3D hockey, row­ing, wheel­chair rac­ing, and more. Ad­mis­sion: gen­eral $12, se­niors $10, youth (4 - 18) $8, chil­dren three and un­der free. Fam­ily and group rates avail­able. Tue - Sun: 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Mon (ex­cept hol­i­day Mon­days). 169 Canada Olympic Rd SW,

403-776-1040. Map 1, F2

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS MU­SEUM OF CAL­GARY Cel­e­brate fire­fight­ers past, present, and fu­ture with ex­hi­bi­tions and per­ma­nent col­lec­tions that ex­plore the lives of th­ese brave Cal­gar­i­ans. The mu­seum in­cludes a gift shop and spe­cial kid’s ac­tiv­i­ties with mas­cot Sparky the Fire Dog. 271 Mid­park Blvd SE, 403-460-5308.­gar­y­fire­mu­

GLEN­BOW Western Canada’s largest mu­seum, with 20 gal­leries. There are per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tions on western North Amer­i­can art, sculp­tures from Asia, the history of South­ern Al­berta, the history of the Black­foot peo­ple, indige­nous cul­tures, min­er­al­ogy, West African achievement, and war­riors. Ex­hi­bi­tion gal­leries: Tue - Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sun 12 pm - 5 pm; Closed Mon. Li­brary and archives: Tue - Thu, 10 am - 4:30 pm. Closed Fri - Mon. Mu­seum shop: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 12 pm - 5:30 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $16 adult, $11 se­niors, $11 stu­dent, $10 youth (ages 7-17), $40 fam­ily (up to 2 adults and 4 youth), chil­dren six and un­der free. Free ad­mis­sion 5 - 9 pm on the first Thurs­day of every month (Nov 3 and Dec 1). 130 - 9 Ave SE, 403-268-4100.

Map 2, F6 www.glen­ GRAIN ACADEMY & MU­SEUM See a va­ri­ety of films, ar­ti­facts, and dis­plays, de­pict­ing the history of grain farm­ing to present day. Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion. Open Mon to Fri 10 am – 4 pm. At the Vic­to­ria Park CTrain stop, park­ing on the Stam­pede grounds for a fee. 20 Roundup Way SE, 403-263-4594. Map 2, I7 www.grainacade­my­mu­

HAN­GAR FLIGHT MU­SEUM, THE Fea­tures a va­ri­ety of air­craft and his­tor­i­cal aero­nau­ti­cal ar­ti­facts. Ex­hibits cover avi­a­tion’s pi­o­neer era as well as both world wars and the space age. Open 10 am - 4 pm daily. Ad­mis­sion: $25 fam­ily (two adults and four chil­dren), $10 adult, $7 se­niors and stu­dents, $5 chil­dren (6 – 11), un­der five

free. 4629 Mc­Call Way NE, 403-250-3752. Map 1, E7 www.the­hangar­mu­

LOUGHEED HOUSE This historic, 126-year-old man­sion houses a gallery that sup­ports art and artists as the Lougheed fam­ily once did. Self-guided and com­pli­men­tary au­dio tours of the home and its historic ar­ti­facts are avail­able. En­joy lunch in the restau­rant, and an out­door stroll in the land­scaped gar­dens. Ad­mis­sion is not re­quired to visit the restau­rant or the gar­dens, but if you dine in the restau­rant your ad­mis­sion to the rest of the house is only $4. Ad­mis­sion: $8.50 adult; $6.50 se­niors and stu­dents; $5 child (6-12); $25 fam­ily; chil­dren un­der 6 are free. 707 - 13 Ave SW, 403-244-6333. Map 2, F5 www.lougheed­

MIL­I­TARY MU­SE­UMS OF CAL­GARY, THE An award­win­ning mu­seum fea­tur­ing the history of Canada’s army, air force and navy. Ex­pe­ri­ence the vic­to­ries, tragedies and sac­ri­fices of the men and women of the Cana­dian Forces. Walk through a First World War trench, learn about Canada’s only tank unit and hear the story be­hind Canada’s vic­tory at Vimy. Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm, Sat - Sun, 9:30 am - 4 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $20 fam­ily, $10 adults, $5 se­niors, $4 stu­dents and youth, un­der seven free. 4520 Crowchild Tr SW,

403-974-2850. Map 2, I5 www.themil­i­tary­mu­se­

YOUTHLINK CAL­GARY PO­LICE INTERPRETIVE CEN­TRE Canada’s most in­ter­ac­tive po­lice mu­seum boasts 55 in­ter­ac­tive sta­tions, dis­plays fea­tur­ing the history of the Cal­gary Po­lice Ser­vice, and lots of photo op­por­tu­ni­ties. Dress up as a foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tor and go on a scav­enger hunt, try on a riot gear suit, or “fly” over the city in a heli­copter sim­u­la­tor. Ad­mis­sion is free. Hours: Tue - Sat 10 am - 4 pm (July and August); Fri - Sat 10 am - 4 pm (Septem­ber to June). 5151 - 47 St NE, 403-428-4566. www.youth­linkcal­

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