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The New Gallery, popularly known as TNG, serves as a home for contemporary art and artists. Managed by various artists, the gallery supports and promotes up-and-coming talent and diversity in arts through performances and exhibitions. The works displayed revolve around socio-cultural themes and aim at eliciting a critical thought among visitors which could lead to thought provoking discussions. The first Thursday of the month is popular among visitors as the gallery is open till 9p, with special exhibits.
One of Canada's great museums and Western Canada's largest, this treasure trove houses artifacts of the west, dating back to the first white settlers of the 1800s and the history of the area's First Nations. Visitors can take delight in exhibits that delve into the history of the region and its people, celebrating their lifestyles and art, and also that record contemporary life in western Canada. Along with permanent displays, the Glenbow Museum presents a variety of temporary exhibitions. Visitors also explore an art gallery and archives on site.
Webster Galleries contain many spectacular examples of Western Canadian art. From water colors and oil paintings of the Prairies and Eastern Rocky Mountains, to rare Inuit soapstone carvings of high Arctic polar bears and seals; the art at this gallery displays the landscape and people of Canada. The show floor contains hundreds of works, making it difficult to leave for fear of missing something further on of more interest. The Websters who own and manage the gallery are always present to assist you with your queries.
Get your dose of art at Loch Gallery. The showcased collection has various contemporary and historical works reflecting local Canadian themes, still life and landscapes. Splendid drawings by Brian Jones and Ivan Eyr are a few of the many stunning masterpieces that adorn the gallery. And the subtle shades of cream and brown-colored interiors simply enhance the mesmerizing effect of these artworks. So drop in at this art haven to admire creativity.
The Rubaiyat Gallery is a mainstay for people who are shopping for unique, one-of-a-kind artifacts. These handcrafted pieces come from all over the world and can be a little on the pricey side, but many of these treasures are destined to become precious heirlooms. The Gallery carries sculptures and wooden engravings from Africa, Japan and India, as well as beautiful hand-made jewelry, furniture and Christmas decorations. At Rubaiyat, you will find a gift for every occasion.
Masters Gallery Ltd, has been providing clients with quality artwork since 1979. They showcase both historical and contemporary art, that promote the art traditions in Canada. Visitors can take delight in the historical work like 'Portrait de Femme 1891' by Henri Beau; a simple portrait using only yellow and brown but filled with shades and intricate detailing. They also showcase some splendid contemporary work by artists like Galen Davison's 'Weaving Tomorrow' and Gilbert Flodberg's 'Autumn Burst'. Enjoy a time of gazing at masterpieces at this gallery.
Located on the University of Calgary campus, the Nickle Galleries is one of the forerunners to modern art. It is known for conducting provocative exhibitions as well as enlightening programs, run and taught by University students. The museum opened in 1979 through the benevolence of Mr. Samuel C. Nickle, whose vision was to supply provocative contemporary art for public viewing that was accessible to everyone. The museum has been relocated to the Taylor Family Digital Library since 2011 and has been renamed Nickle Galleries. Since September 1996, The Nickle Galleries has also been the aiming at providing university students with education in the 'Cultural and Heritage sector'. The Nickle Galleries works with other departments at the University to promote learning, research and discovery.
For those interested in war trivia and collectibles, visit this museum, one of the largest military museum in Western Canada. Stocked with artillery, planes and fine examples of the Canadian war effort, it includes many interesting rarities and artifacts. Stop by the gift shop and purchase a memento after a tour through the comfortable and well-appointed rooms. In 2007, new construction added a range of attractions, such as the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta, Air Force Museum, expanded archives, an art gallery, and Military History and Strategic Studies Center of Excellence. The museum also offers research facilities in cooperation with the University of Calgary as well as a range of lectures and educational programs. The museum relies heavily on community support to keep in operation, so cash donations can be placed in the drum located at the front entrance.