Past Exhibits

Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge looked at the Flat Earth Society of Canada historically and currently, along with curious details about two of its enigmatic members. Through artifacts and ephemera from artist Kay Burns and on loan from the Museum of the Flat Earth, the traveling exhibit embodied how inquiry plays an important role in critical thinking and knowledge acquisition.

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We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown

The Chinese community has been in Calgary since the early days of settlement. By 1885, the year after Calgary became incorporated as a town, the first Chinese residents were settled in the town centre. Despite racism and discriminatory government policies, the community slowly grew. They set up small businesses, mostly rooted in the service industry, and founded social institutions to…

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Storied City: Early Calgary through the Eyes of Writers

January 30 – October 18, 2020 “(Calgary) was three times as complex, interesting and alive as I could portray it on paper.” – author Isabel Paterson Book your Tickets Here This exhibit imagines a fictitious 1923 dinner party in which 12 real writers (Maxwell Bates, Elaine Catley, Bob Edwards, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, Nellie McClung, P.K. Page, Isabel Paterson,…

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Exploring Métis Identity

Past and Present June 20, 2019 – Sept 29, 2019 Our 2019 summer exhibition explored Métis identity from a number of perspectives, both historical and contemporary. Métis artists from around the province considered what it means to be Métis, while showcasing the internal diversity of the contemporary Métis Nation. Artists featured in the exhibition included: Brittany Cherweniuk, Sharon Cherweniuk, Dawn…

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