If it’s been awhile since you’ve set foot in Calgary’s arts treasure Glenbow Museum, they’re making it impossible to not head down Sunday, March 3.
That’s when they’ll hold their sixth annual Community Day, which means free entrance into the building to view all of the regular collections as well as their current exhibitions.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can head down and take in their four recent additions: a spotlight on fashion icon Christian Dior; Meryl McMaster: Confluence, which features the photographs of the acclaimed Canadian artist, who “explores the dimensions of her own sense of identity, and the complex history of the photographic representation of Indigenous peoples”; and internationally known, Calgary-based artstar Chris Cran is showcased in One New Work: Chris Cran: At Play.
Also be sure to take your time, wander around and check out “four new art galleries on (their) second floor, showcasing more of Glenbow’s incredible collection and featuring artwork by artist-in-residence Albertine Crow Shoe, renowned Canadian artist Kent Monkman and much, much more.”
Community Day was launched in 2013, as a way to bring the city together after the flood and has continued, in part, in response to the ongoing downturn.
As Glenbow says in the release announcing the event: “Community Day is our way of celebrating our incredible Calgary community.”
To see all they have in store for Community Day please visit https://www.glenbow.org.
(Christian Dior exhibit photo courtesy Mike Tan.)