Glenbow Museum
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Glenbow Museum

Glenbow Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
Temporarily closedClosed until further notice
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Glenbow is currently closed for renovations. Visit us at our satellite gallery, Glenbow at the Edison! See what is on, and when we are open on glenbow.org Glenbow is a museum that believes art is for everyone. Our mission is to activate art, history, and ideas so everyone who experiences Glenbow leaves with something to share.
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Britishcanadianeh
Kelowna, Canada474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
concert at grey eagle nice venue. stayed at officers inn, great boutique hotel, quite, clean, restaurant pub.. bus routes nearby, 7 minutes, walking.
Written 22 March 2022
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Wish 2 Travel
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
I was a big fan of the Glenbow and used to have a membership. My husband and I were going to be downtown on the weekend and decided to pay the reduced admission fee of $10 each and go for a visit, since we hadn't been there in some time. What a waste of time and money! We didn't realize that the 3rd and 4th floors were closed. There were just a few meagre exhibits left on the 2nd floor. Seriously, it wouldn't be worth my time even if it were free. Such a disappointment.
Written 30 November 2020
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Graeme M
Edmonton, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Wonderful museum located in the heart of downtown. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Glenbow. Excellent displays of art, rocks and minerals, and western Canadian history.
Written 2 March 2020
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GaryAlberta
Alberta27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Parking across street is economical and convenient. Reception staff friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
The first floor displayed some interesting artwork, including a section on the 'unusual'. what was noteworthy was a display of 7 pair womens panties, one for each day of the week. Have never seen that before.
The remaining floors were well presented and informative.
Written 8 January 2020
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Viktoriya K
Saskatoon, Canada364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The two times I have visited Glenbow it is always a positive experience and truly unique opportunity to communicate with an artist in an intimate yet large and spacious busy art gallery with many visitors from all over the world. The art selection divided throughout the gallery make it historic & educational at the same time modern and world class art gallery.
Family friendly, disability friendly with additional services and of course, a perfect place to get inspiration for young artists or mature individuals.
Written 14 December 2019
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Ben B
Calgary, Canada14,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
They had a number of new art exhibits at the Glenbow, so we decided to check them out. The major exhibit on Sybil Andrews was truly awesome. She had a long life and was active in art throughout all of it, and Glenbow was lucky enough to obtain a substantial collection of her amazing work. Of course, there were smaller exhibits of other equally fascinating artists. The Museum also has other floors of local history and other amazing objects, but we usually come for the art. Glenbow staff are very friendly and helpful, and make a great visit even better.
Written 6 December 2019
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Josie
Calgary, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I love the Glenbow! Although I've gone to the permanent exhibits so many times I ussually skip them now, the rotating exhibits have been truly incredible recently. My favourite part though is the Discovery room, which has arts and crafts activities based on the current exhibit. Beautiful and calming building too. Just the best. I would recommend going for dim sum after also.
Written 22 November 2019
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drkelvin
Vancouver, WA54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There is more here than I expected to see. There is one floor that is an art gallery, some very nice exhibits when I attended. What I did not expect was the history floors, in the US this exhibit was like the American history museum. Interactive history for kids, a train car you can walk through, etc. Excellent treatment of females in history (thank you Glenbow!) and careful attention to first nations. Learned a lot about Alberta ....
Written 8 November 2019
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johnlafrance975
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Glenbow features various exhibits during the year which are interesting and their Archives are good for doing research on Alberta.
Written 5 November 2019
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Justine28
Yellowknife, Canada2,164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Visited Glenbow Museum back in early August to see a mixed-media exhibit by Nick Cave. It was our first visit at this museum. We were able to park in a parkade just on the other side of the street from the museum, but with its downtown location I’m sure there are plenty of other public transport and parking options as well. The entry wasn’t cheap, but it quickly turned out it was money well spent. Nick Cave’s pieces were excellent; other than that the museum has plenty of beautiful oil paintings as well as very modern art pieces; there’s something here for everyone! A beautiful building as well with fabulous staircase! Highly recommended for a few hours in Calgary.
Written 29 October 2019
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