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Calgary Public Galleries

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Lougheed House Gallery, located on the Ballroom level of the historic Lougheed House, hosts a variety of temporary artistic and historic exhibits throughout the year. Themes often relate to the occupants of the House, local history, and architecture, and are developed both in-house and presented in partnership with other organizations. Museum shop and restaurant on site. Wed to Fri 11 am - 4 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 4 pm.
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The FN Gallery is an arm of the Calgary Aboriginal Arts Awareness Society (1988). It's focus is on exhibiting Aboriginal contemporary art forms that include both traditional, post-modern, new media as well as mixed media. An offshoot of the FN Gallery, the FN Haute Cafe programs writing, video/film events as well as lectures and workshops.
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This unique exhibition space in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts +15 pedway system overlooks Centre Court from the second floor of the Centre. The glass-walled space is most conducive to sculpture and installation. Exhibitions are selected through calls for submissions and curatorial practice and run for three month intervals.
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Named in honour of distinguished artist, author and teacher, Dr. Illingworth "Buck" Kerr, the gallery is committed to the presentation and appreciation of contemporary art through an innovative year-round program of exhibitions, publications, lectures, screenings and related events. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.
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Now reopened in a landmark location on campus, the Nickle Galleries showcases the best of Alberta artists, currently featuring Marion Nicoll and Arthur Nishimura. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm, closed Sun. FREE admission.
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Contemporary Calgary, a merger of The Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC), the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary (MOCA) and the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA) is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art. The gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Thurs to Sun noon - 6 pm.
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This student run gallery, located in the Main Hall, exhibits student work and is supported and run by the ACADSA, with the Co-ordinator and the three assistants all being full-time students. It is modeled on public galleries and is intended to provide important experience for the students exhibiting in the gallery as well as for the gallery staff.
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Located in the heart of downtown Calgary - visitors experience Glenbow Museum’s diverse exhibits, special programs and vast collections including Asian, Contemporary, Modernist and Historical Art. Mon Closed (September - June); Tues to Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $14, Seniors $10, Students $9, Family $32; Members and under 6, free. Glenbow Shop open Mon to Sat 11 am – 6 pm; Sun noon - 5:30 pm.
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Contemporary Calgary, a merger of The Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC), the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary (MOCA) and the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA) is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art. The gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Thurs to Sun noon - 6 pm.
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Established in 1965, the Mezzanine Gallery showcases local artists expecially University of Calgary alumni. The Gallery also supports the Department of Art by providing an exhibiting space for its Undergraduate and Graduate students. Located on University Theatre Mezzanine Floor. Open Sep - Jun, Mon to Fri, 1 pm - 4:30 pm and by appt.
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The OAG reflects the creativity and dynamic energy of both the Town of Okotoks and the Foothills region. It presents an ongoing series of contemporary and historical art exhibitions. Recent exhibits include "Alberta and the Group of Seven", Lou Lynn’s "Retro-active", and "Celebrity Icons" which featured six works by Andy Warhol. (Summer) Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun and hols noon - 5 pm; (Fall & Winter) Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. (closed statutory holidays)
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The Centre is a public art gallery, museum and shop located just outside Calgary, overlooking the Alberta Foothills and Rocky Mountains. It is open to the public year round and offers a wide range of art exhibitions, museum displays, programming, art sales and special events. A not-for-profit organization, it strives to promote artistic community, and to sustain a setting for art and the creative process. [Mail only address: Box 9, Site 31, Comp. #9., RR 8, Calgary, AB T2J 2T9] Tues to Sun 10 am - 4 pm.
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As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. Founded in 2012 by Jim and Susan Hill, Esker Foundation is a new model for institutional relevance, curatorial focus, and audience engagement. It programs three exhibition changes per year. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Thurs & Fri till 8 pm.
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Officially opened in 2009, and under The University of Calgary administration since 2012, The Founders' Gallery contributes to Canadians' understanding of military experience by displaying historic and contemporary works of art and related artifacts. The gallery hosts local, national, and international exhibitions, which change every few months. Mon to Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat and Sun 9:30 am – 4 pm.
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Located in Devonian Gardens -- climate-controlled gardens with 138 varieties of greenery, flower-banked pathways, tree-decked plazas, waterfalls, fountains and sculptures. Monthly exhibits by local artists. Suitable for private functions.

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