On the first Thursday of every month throughout 2017, Glenbow will stay open late and admission is free from 5-9pm. Glenbow is partnership with Servus Credit Union who is back on board to support this Community Access initiative. In 2016, almost 22,000 Calgarians came out and enjoyed all things Glenbow and Calgary arts at Free First Thursday Nights.
As a key cultural cornerstone in Calgary for 50 years, Glenbow has surprised and engaged generations of Albertans and visitors to the province with remarkable connections between art, culture and the world around us. Glenbow provides us with a sense of place -- what it means to live in this amazing landscape -- and an appreciation for the legacy of the remarkable people and events that have shaped our community.
Glenbow's collection represents Western Canadian art and culture, both as a repository of important cultural history but also as a living record of contemporary life in this part of the world. Our collecting priorities respond to our community and over the past 50 years, the collection has shifted and adapted to incorporate new voices and perspectives. Our collection includes over a million objects, documents, photographs and artworks, making Glenbow one of the largest museums in western Canada. For information on all of the exhibitions that will be open between now and spring, check out their website.