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Katie Ohe working in her studio

Esker Foundation

Full of mini-documentaries, exhibition montages, and behind the scenes experiences, the Esker Foundation’s website has tons of awesome content for you to explore whenever you want. We particularly love its current audio series featuring Katie Ohe talking about her intricate and ingenious sculptural works.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Mini Masters at Home

Each month the Esker Foundation facilitates hands-on art workshops for children. As they cannot currently host them in person, they are bringing them to you in your homes. Check out this series of amazing creative projects that use everyday and easy to find materials that you might already have on hand.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
Samples from I’m So Angry I Made a Sign

EYE Youth Projects

The Esker Foundation continues its online programming with its EYE Youth Program. Bringing special youth projects to you each and every Saturday, the very first one is inspired by Jane Trash and Sondra Meszaros’s creative resistance project and workshop, I’m So Angry I Made a Sign. Check back each week to see more.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Field Trip: Art Across Canada

This new online platform delivers arts experiences with some of Canada’s most celebrated artists in a national partnership with leading arts organizations including Contemporary Calgary. Experience all things art, from children’s programs to artists talks and workshops!

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
Aron Hill in his studio

Inisolation

Herringer Kiss Gallery has invited their artists to create work that speaks to the strategies, opportunities, problems, and outcomes of isolation. This could, of course, refer directly to the COVID-19 crisis or isolation in general. This work has been submitted for you to enjoy free at cost and new content is added regularly.

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Location: See WebsiteFree
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Print(ed) Word Documentary Series

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships including art from text, artist with writer, and art book and reader. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
A still from Kandis Friesen’s exhibition Tape 158: New Documents From The Archives

Extended Indefinitely

An extension of Kandis Friesen’s postponed exhibition in storage, two video works are hosted in continuous loops; one consists of rhythmic text, the other a tableau vivant of an ancient oak tree in Ukraine. This exhibition in absentia becomes the new exhibition space for an indefinite extension of time.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
A photo of people on a Let's Roam scavenger hunt in downtown Calgary

Let’s Roam

Calgary’s downtown delights with incredible art. This loop will help you find all the best sights and hidden gems. Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations and fun for all ages.

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Location: Various Venues$12.99
The Mavericks exhibit at Glenbow

Mavericks

An incorrigible history of Alberta, meet some the fascinating people who shaped this province. Explore this dynamic gallery that tells our province’s history through the stories of 48 mavericks—men and women who shaped Alberta with their ingenuity, ambition, and adventurous spirit. Check it out.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
A family explores Nitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life at Glenbow

Nitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life

Discover the history, values, and traditions of the people who have lived for thousands of years in the northwestern plains of Alberta and Montana. Here, the Blackfoot share their story in their own words with displays and artifacts through Nitsitapii history up to the present day.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
The Picturing the Northwest gallery at Glenbow

Picturing the Northwest

Experience history through art in Glenbow’s historical art gallery. From artworks reflecting Calgary’s unique vantage point as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains to paintings depicting the age of exploration in North America, see the history of our region brought to life through the eyes of artists. Be sure to explore it.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
A family explores the Treasures of the Mineral World at Glenbow

Treasures of the Mineral World

See minerals that glow in the dark, find out what Fool’s Gold really is, look at a piece of the earth’s oldest rock, or take in the natural beauty of rock crystals in every colour of the rainbow. It’s all there in Glenbow’s permanent rocks and minerals gallery!

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
Two people in the Where Symbols Meet gallery at Glenbow

Where Symbols Meet

Myths, legends, and stories of everyday life intertwine with art and objects from five major cultural groups in over a dozen West African countries. Explore the cultures of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Nigeria through art and artifacts at this permanent exhibit at Glenbow. It’s a celebration of West African achievement.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
A person works on a mural as part of the Youth Mural Project at containR

Youth Mural Project

Springboard Performance and the containR site open this community culture hub to inspire and showcase murals that capture ideas by youth, amplifying the creative work of youth by using the power of the arts to make the invisible experiences and achievements of youth visible.

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Location: containR (1020 2nd Ave. NW)Free
Participants enjoy a salsa dance lesson led by Alberta Dancesport at VibranceYYC

VibranceYYC

This interactive, temporary art installation offers Calgarians a new way to stay connected and active. Artists Michelle Hoogveld and Leetia Lyons have designed a bold and colourful large-scale interactive installation that designates areas for physical distancing.

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Location: St. Patrick's Island (1300 Zoo Rd. NE)Prices Vary
A photo of Nasarimba's PARK installation StayBright

StayBright

Presented by Brightside, this temporary art installation features an interactive ground mural and sculpture by local artist duo Nasarimba. A safe space for Calgarians to stay connected and inspired while keeping six-feet apart, be sure to explore this bold and colourful interactive installation.

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Location: St. Patrick's Island (1300 Zoo Rd. NW)Free
Maxwell Bates' Party

The In Crowd

Drawn from private and public collections, this grouping of paintings by iconic western Canadian artist Maxwell Bates has previously never been seen together. These works depict the vibrant, tense, and often exaggerated social situations found at parties, restaurant outings, and gallery openings. Don’t miss it.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
Ron Moppett’s Do You Remember/ Snow & Stars

Do You Remember/Snow & Stars

The 11th exhibition in the One New Work series presents a more than 22-metre-long wrap-around painting that shines a different light on celebrated senior Canadian artist Ron Moppett. The sequence of the paintings represents 33 years of Moppett’s more than 50-year career.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission

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