Inside Glenbow at The Edison in Downtown Calgary

The museum’s new satellite space has launched with an exhibition focused around Canadian women artists.

Inside Glenbow At The Edison. Photograph by Alana Willerton.

Calgary’s Glenbow museum has opened a satellite location in The Edison building while it undergoes a major renovation.

Scheduled to re-open in its original space in 2024, the museum’s renovation seeks to re-envision how people experience art. Along with moves to eliminate accessibility barriers, there will also be new museum hours, new technologies and, thanks to a generous $35-million donation from the Shaw Family Foundation, there will be no admission fees when it reopens.

In the meantime, guests can still visit Glenbow at its satellite location inside The Edison building, where a second floor office space was transformed into a gallery. Entry is free to the satellite location thanks to the Calgary Downtown Association, making it easy for art buffs, families, first-time visitors and more to enjoy the exhibits as much as they’d like.

Glenbow at The Edison has launched with the museum’s largest exhibition in two years. On display until May 8, Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Movement celebrates early 20th-century women painters, photographers, architects and sculptors, and traditional media pieces by their Indigenous female contemporaries. The story of Canadian art has typically been defined through the work of The Group of Seven, a group of male Canadian landscape painters, while the work of women artists was often overlooked. Uninvited calls attention to these women and 200 pieces of their work.

The exhibit was curated by Sarah Milroy, chief curator of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and was organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection with support from the National Gallery of Canada.

Glenbow at The Edison’s next exhibition, Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors, runs from May 27 to July 3, 2022.

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Photograph by Alana Willerton.
Photograph by Alana Willerton.
Photograph by Alana Willerton.
Photograph by Alana Willerton.

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