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Glenbow Museum and Canadian Pacific present:
Vistas: Artists on the Canadian Pacific Railway


June 20 - September 20, 2009
Level 2 at Glenbow

 

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See the original art of the Rockies on now at Glenbow!

In 1871, with a vision of a new nation spanning the continent, Sir John A. Macdonald promised a railway link to the Pacific Ocean if British Columbia joined Confederation.

Glenbow’s Vistas: Artists on the Canadian Pacific Railway features works by 20 artists who travelled west, courtesy of the CPR and William Van Horne. These remarkable artists captured images of the prairie and the mountains, incorporating them into Canada’s emerging national identity.

Join us on this curatorial journey, created by guest curator Roger Boulet, featuring over 130 art works and photographs from Glenbow’s collections and from public and private collections in Canada and the United States – many not seen for decades. Images expressing the CPR’s vision of a new Canada are featured in this sweeping exhibition. It’s a stunning body of artwork, the first to reveal the Canadian West as a desirable, majestic and awe-inspiring destination.

Journey to the west coast without leaving Calgary.

For more information, visit www.glenbow.org.

Visit us at:
Glenbow Museum 130 9th Ave. SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3
T: (403) 268-4100
www.glenbow.org
info@glenbow.org


Museum Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sundays: 12noon - 5pm

This project has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Image credits: Top: William M. Notman, 100 Ton Mountain Engine on the C.P.R, near Field, 1889, McCord Museum. Bottom: Robert F. Gagen, Evening in the Selkirks, 1900, Collection of Glenbow Museum

 

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