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Glenbow Museum

FALL 2011


Percy Smith, The Birth of a Flower, 1910, BFI National Archive. Through the innovative filmmaking of Percy Smith and his use of new photographic technology, everything from roses to garden anemones blossomed in front of cinemagoers' eyes, causing great excitement when this film was first screened over 100 years ago.

Semiconductor, Matter in Motion, 2008, Courtesy Semiconductor. Semiconductor’s Matter in Motion presents a series of vignettes which originated as photographic panoramas taken around Milan. The city is transformed as buildings and roads begin to disintegrate and reform, as if their molecular structures were being reconfigured.

“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.” —Walt Disney

“Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.” —Ralph Bakshi PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPORT



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COE Julian Opie, Jen Walking, 2008, © Julian Opie, Courtesy Lisson Gallery. In this digital animation, British artist Julian Opie has created a character whose actions are open to interpretation. She moves freely and harmoniously with the aesthetics of a catwalk model, but what is her purpose and where is she going?


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From top clockwise: Julian Opie, Jen Walking, 2008, © Julian Opie, Courtesy Lisson Gallery; Len Lye, A Colour Box, 1935, BFI National Archive; Run Wrake, Rabbit, 2005, Courtesy Run Wrake; Halas and Batchelor, Cel from Animal Farm, 1954. Courtesy and © The Halas and Batchelor Collection

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This fall, we’re excited to bring you the much anticipated Watch Me Move: The Animation Show. International in scope and groundbreaking in nature, Watch Me Move is the most extensive exhibition ever mounted to present the full range of animation produced during the last 150 years. The show explores the global appeal, cultural impact, artistic merit and technological prowess of animation throughout history, bringing together the work of contemporary artists, indie film-makers and commercial studios. It demonstrates the importance of animation to contemporary global culture through a dazzling range of films, clips and artifacts, while creating an overall experience that leads the viewer to engage with animation in new and exciting ways. One of the most pervasive elements of contemporary global culture, animation is both a sophisticated art form and a primary medium for visual communication and entertainment. Fuelled by the imagination, animation has the power to bring fantasy to life right before our eyes, as well as the ability to act as an important vehicle for social commentary and dialogue about contemporary issues. Glenbow Museum is the second stop on the exhibition’s worldwide tour, and the ONLY place in Canada where audiences will have

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the chance to see this important international exhibition developed by the Barbican in London, UK. Watch Me Move transforms nearly two full floors of our Museum into a flickering festival of 111 images and films projected onto walls, in private booths and special screening rooms. The exhibition includes groundbreaking examples of cut-out, stop-motion, puppet, anime and 3-D animation. Watch Me Move provides audiences with the opportunity to reunite with favourite


Recent Acquisitions characters, remember the magic of animated fables, and be dazzled by animated superhumans, while at the same time discovering how animation has taken us into a whole new virtual sphere. Local, regional and even national audiences won’t want to miss this exclusive Canadian presentation. Our programs also offer you opportunities to engage with animators. Our province has a thriving film and entertainment industry; there are events and opportunities to learn more about the work of artists and animators who are working right here in Alberta. Watch Me Move brings the very best in animation from across the world and throughout history to you this fall at Glenbow. Bring your friends and family – there’s so much to see and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Kirstin Evenden, M.A. President and CEO Above right: Vance Rodewalt, Mind over Matter, April 11, 1996, Collection of Glenbow Archives

A Humorous and Unflinching Look at Life Glenbow is grateful to Vance Rodewalt for his recent gift of hundreds of the editorial cartoons he created for the Calgary Herald from 1995 to 2010. Rodewalt’s cartoons have a unique hometown perspective. Sure, he pokes fun at the joys and frustrations of being a Calgarian, but he also posits Calgary’s unique views on Albertan, Canadian and world affairs. Topics include the usual suspects: politics and politicians, religion and health care and, those Canadian favourites, hockey and the weather. But Rodewalt didn’t shy away from controversy, addressing issues such as abortion, gun control and the war in Afghanistan. Glenbow’s collection already includes a selection of pre-1995 cartoons by Rodewalt (he worked for the Calgary Herald for 27 years and prior to that the Calgary Sun and the Calgary Albertan; his early career included stints at Marvel Comics, Mad and Cracked magazines). For more information visit the Glenbow Archives online database at

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Ang Lee, Hulk, 2003, Courtesy of Universal City Studios LLC. Some of animation’s greatest characters have come from comic books – including the Hulk. Creating this 10 foot tall and four foot wide menace to society for the 2003 film tested the CGI and special effects team – especially replicating his green skin colour on film.

Immerse yourself in the world of animation.

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Jiří Trnka, The Hand, 1965, © KRÁTKÝ FILM PRAHA a.s. The Czech puppet maker, illustrator, motion-picture animator and film director Jiří Trnka considered The Hand (1965) one of his greatest works; it was banned by the Czech communist government for its veiled critique of totalitarianism.


Steven Spielberg, Jurassic Park, 1993, Courtesy of Universal City Studios LLC. In creating this 1993 blockbuster, an overriding concern was to bring dinosaurs to life with absolute credibility. Using computer generated animation, their movements, skin texture and even their breathing was credible.

Watch Me Move: The Animation Show is the most extensive exhibition ever mounted that presents the full range of animated imagery produced in the last 150 years – from Snow White and Mickey Mouse to Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. Through over 111 works, from iconic clips to lesser-known masterpieces, Watch Me Move offers timely insight into animation as a cultural phenomenon. For the first time, the work of cut-out, collage, puppet, clay and stop-motion animators, auteur filmmakers and contemporary artists is presented alongside the creative output of commercial studios, from Walt Disney to Fleischer, from Hanna-Barbera to Aardman, and from Studio Ghibli to Pixar.

This expansive exhibition begins with a new artwork by critically acclaimed French artist Christian Boltanski (an installation by Boltanski, Chance, was featured in the French Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale). Boltanski’s Shadow Cinema (2011) is not animation in the conventional sense, but evokes the quivering essence of the animated figure. Watch Me Move’s exploration into the limitless possibilities of animation continues through five galleries and two floors. Along

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Zbigniew Rybczyński, Tango, 1980, Filmoteka Narodowa (Polish National Film Archive). Winner of the 1983 Oscar® for best animated short film, Tango’s creator set the actions of 36 characters – from different stages of life, representing different times, interacting in one room, moving in loops and observed by a static camera – to the score of the tango. the way you’ll encounter early scientific experiments with photography (works by French scientist and chronophotographer Étienne-Jules Marey); see some of the most memorable characters created for the screen, animated or otherwise, (Jessica Rabbit and Fred Flintstone); and witness the transformation of seemingly ordinary humans into superhumans (Popeye in Blow Me Down and the Parr family in The Incredibles). Animation as an art form has a unique ability to interpret fables and fairytales (The Story of Rapunzel animated by Ray Harryhausen and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli). Animation also allows for fresh iterations of shared legends or

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for entirely new narratives (Jan Svankmajer’s Dimensions of Dialogue and Harun Farocki’s Serious Games III: Immersion). The magic of animation lies in its ability to transform inert physical material into the illusion of life. Many animators experiment with the techniques of their art form for the sheer pleasure of witnessing the results (Len Lye’s A Colour Box, his first experiment with painting directly on to celluloid, or Zbigniew Rybczyński’s Tango, a study of the ways in which animation can be used to alter the flow of time). Since the late twentieth century, animation has extended into entire virtual worlds. In

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Frank & Caroline Mouris, Frank Film, 1973, © Frank and Caroline Mouris. Animator and filmmaker Frank Mouris has said that his autobiographical stop motion animated film, consisting of 11,592 images, was the ”one personal film that you do to get the artistic inclinations out of your system before going commercial.“ 1982, Tron expanded the aesthetics and systems of the video game industry into a whole world vision. In contrast, London-based artists igloo have created SwanQuake: House – a virtual world that could have provided fertile ground for battles, victories and losses, but now stands silent. Don’t miss this exclusive Canadian presentation of this international touring exhibition. As you walk through galleries filled with distinctive personalities and portraits, stop to engage with some old animated friends and fables, and encounter new animated works that will expand your view of animation.


Len Lye, A Colour Box, 1935. At the time artist and animator Len Lye created A Colour Box, colour in film was still a novelty and his direct painting on celluloid created exceptionally vibrant effects. So inventive when it was released in 1935, film festivals had to create a special category for this four-minute marvel.

Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, In Absentia, 2000, BFI National Archive. In creating In Absentia, the Brothers Quay were assigned a musical passage (Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Zwei Paare”) which became the starting point for the film. The story is based on the real life event of a woman admitted to a psychiatric hospital who obsessively wrote love letters to her departed husband.

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Exhibition curated by Barbican Art Gallery, London

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The age of Vincent Malloy, the young protagonist in Tim’ Burton’s 1982 animated short Vincent.* Shot in stark black and white in the style of the German expressionist films of the 1920s, Vincent imagines himself in a series of situations inspired by the Vincent Price/Edgar Allan Poe films that had such an effect on Burton as a child. This page: Winsor McCay, Gertie the Dinosaur, 1914, Courtesy Ray Pointer, Inkwell Images, Inc. Facing page: Lotte Reiniger, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, 1926, BFI National Archive; Run Wrake, Rabbit, 2005, Courtesy Run Wrake.

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Luxo Jr.* was the first film produced by Pixar. This 2 minute 29 second animation of the young Luxo Jr. playing with a ball while the elder lamp looks on was also the first computer animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award.


Julien Pappé needed 10 years to restore the original reel of Charles-Émile Reynaud’s hand-coloured animation Pauvre Pierrot* and transfer the image to film. Reynaud showed Pauvre Pierrot on October 28, 1892 at the Musée Grévin in Paris – the first public performance of a moving picture show.

The year Nathalie Djurberg won the Silver Lion for the best young artist at the 53rd Venice Biennale. This Swedish artist describes her short, stop-action-animation dramas

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10,000 American animator Winsor McCay used his pen to breathe life into an extinct animal when he drew and photographed 10,000 illustrations to create his 1914 animated short Gertie the Dinosaur.*

59 The number of films made by Scottish-Canadian animator and filmmaker Norman McLaren. His Oscar®-winning film Neighbours* (1952) uses pixilation (a frame-by-frame recording of staged physical actions) to tell the story of two neighbours who come to blows over a flower that straddles a property line. as “fairy tales gone mad …” Two of her works can be seen in Watch Me Move: Putting Down the Prey and The Rhinoceros and the Whale.

20–September 28, 2011 A numerical guide to theAugust animators and animation featured in Watch Me Move: The Animation Show


2,300,000 More than 2.3 million pieces of art were created for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.* When Walt Disney’s wife, Lillian, saw it, she told him, “No one’s ever gonna pay a dime to see a dwarf picture.” Even though it cost nearly $1.5 million to make (four times the budget of the average feature), the 1937 release has a current gross of over $66 million.


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Lotte Reiniger’s age when she completed The Adventures of Prince Achmed.* When it premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926, it was hailed as the first full-length animated film, using silhouette figures photographed in stop-motion against voluptuous backgrounds. This film stands as one of the great classics of animation — beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive.

The number of pages in Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga multinovel Akira which he compacted into the twohour 1988 anime film of the same name. Set in Tokyo in 2019 (the same year in which Blade Runner, one of many of Otomo’s influences, was set), Akira* has achieved cult status and is widely considered a landmark in Japanese anime.


The number of awards and nominations given to Rabbit,* a 2005 short film by Run Wrake. (If you saw U2’s 360° world tour, you would have seen some of Wrake’s other work in the video projected onto the tour set’s massive screen system.)

Tim Webb spent one year researching the condition of autism, after being commissioned to create a film on the subject by Channel 4 in the UK. The result is the “animated documentary” A is for Autism* which is based upon contributions from and collaborations with autistic people. Every design in the film originates from a drawing by a person with autism; even the film’s score was composed and performed by autistic musicians.

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meet the animators:

out for lunch & special screenings Out for Lunch This season’s noon-hour program will explore the people behind the animation. Who are these experts of movement? They are technically and artistically skilled, painstakingly meticulous individuals who find inspiration in everyday life.

Bring your lunch!

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis: The Paint-On-Video Animators

commissioned projects, they have recently completed Wild Life, a new NFB short about Alberta’s Wild West. Amanda and Wendy will speak about their careers and present a selection of commercial work.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis are animation artists with many prestigious honours to their credit including an Oscar® nomination and the Palme d’Or at Cannes for When the Day Breaks, their first collaboration. In addition to working on numerous commercials and

Cam Christiansen: The Digital Animator Thursday, November 3, 2011 Canadian independent digital animator Cam Christiansen creates his animation with a mix of 3D animation, motion capture and digital compositing. He has produced animated short films, notably for Bravo!FACT and the National Film Board of Canada. Join Christiansen for a discussion on his unique style of animation and to view clips from his Jan Svankmajer: The Surrealist Animator Thursday, November 17, 2011 For the past 40 years, Jan Svankmajer (Faust, Conspirators of Pleasure) has been hailed as one of cinema’s most consistently surprising, wildly imaginative and remarkable surrealists of Above: Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis; Cam Christiansen

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Presentations run from 12:00–12:45pm ConocoPhillips Theatre $5 General Public/Members Free

latest venture, an ambitious feature length film produced by the National Film Board of Canada, written and starring Oscar® nominated (The Hours, The Reader) British playwright David Hare. our time. Svankmajer has said, “To characterize Surrealism, you can say it is the Romantic movement of the 20th Century.” Join animation specialist Julia Burns as she explores the career of Jan Svankmajer and his relationship to Surrealism.

Presenting Sponsor: Out for Lunch

COE Special Screenings To complement this season’s Out for Lunch programming, these film screenings will further develop the ideas discussed at the lectures.

Animation Masterclass with Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Thursday, October 27, 2011 Hear two of Calgary’s most accomplished animation artisits, filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, detail the inspiration and creative process behind their collaboration. The event includes a slide show plus screenings of the Oscar® nominated When the Day Breaks and their new NFB release, Wild Life.

Screenings start at 7:00pm ConocoPhillips Theatre $12 General Public/$10 Members Screenings include viewing of the exhibition

Set in 1909, Wild Life tells the story of a gently bred young Englishman sent to Alberta to try his hand at ranching. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. Vibrant animation sprinkled with subtle humour makes for a wildly engaging and brilliantly realized piece of Canadiana. Presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.

Waking Life Thursday, November 10, 2011 The film that influenced Cam Christiansen’s career, Richard Linklater’s feature length animation Waking Life centers on Wiggins, a man who walks through his dream into different scenarios. Film introduction by Cam Christiansen

The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer Thursday, November 24, 2011 This collection of remarkable short works pays tribute to an artist who has mesmerized audiences the world over, inspiring filmmakers from the Brothers Quay to Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam. Screening includes: Dimensions of Dialogue; Down to the Cellar; The Pendulum,

Cast: Wiley Wiggins, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater, Glover Gill Director: Richard Linklater Rated R for language and some violent images

the Pit and Hope; Meat Love; Flora; The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia; and Food. Film introduction by Julia Burns Films contain mature content, not suitable for children Note: Contains material previously released by Image Entertainment. Above: Screen shot of Waking Life

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In Conversation: David O’Reilly Thursday, November 3, 2011 David O’Reilly is an Irish illustrator/animator currently based in Los Angeles. His edgy work is regarded as a groundbreaking force in contemporary 3D animation and has been featured at over 50 festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes International Film Festival. His short film, Please Say Something, received the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival, the award for Best Narrative Short at the 2009 Ottawa International Animation Festival and several other awards. His latest short animation,

Presenting Sponsor: In Conversation

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The External World, has been nominated for this year’s Cartoon d’Or, the pan-European award for animation short films. O’Reilly has also created music videos for Irish rock band U2 and stage visuals for English singersongwriter, rapper and record producer M.I.A. O’Reilly will join Caitlind r.c. Brown, an artist, filmmaker and co-host of Artslink, an arts and culture radio program on CJSW, for a lively and insightful conversation about O’Reilly’s career as an animator. In partnership with Quickdraw Animation Society. 7:30pm ConocoPhillips Theatre Tickets $15 Glenbow and Quickdraw Members $12 Call 403.268.4110 for tickets

Above left: David O’Reily



Art for the Senses Animation Bites: Characters and their Food Many of the characters featured in Watch Me Move: The Animation Show are defined by their love of food - Homer Simpson, Philip J. Fry from Futurama, Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear and Cartman from South Park, to name a few.

Learn about character animation from Samantha Youssef, a Canadian character animator and animation director who has worked on character animation for Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, Bambi and Curious George and was one of Wired Magazine’s Sexiest Geeks of 2009 and 2010.

To celebrate great animated characters and the food they love, Glenbow presents a unique opportunity to explore the development of animated characters and enjoy a Homer Simpson inspired menu: pizza, beer and doughnuts!

Enjoy foccacia-style pizza from Pulcinella, doughnuts from Canada’s original gourmet doughnut bakery café, Jelly Modern Doughnuts, and wash it down with beer from Wild Rose Brewery, a craft brewery known and loved by Calgarians.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

7:00–10:00pm Tickets $40/Members Special 2 for $70 Call 403.268.4110 to book

Presenting Sponsor: Art for the Senses

Food & Beverage by:

Above right: Samantha Youssef

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from our collections October 8–December 24, 2011

From Our Collections: Animated Art October 8–December 24, 2011 “The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” – William Faulkner, American Author The idea of capturing movement visually is a historic quest. Long before the invention of moving pictures, artists have tried to incorporate movement into their art. On display in this exhibition is art that depicts movement both literally and conceptually. Tim Watkins’ Blossom is a mechanical flower with animated petals. The viewer creates movement when seen in the dozens of miniature reflections of Vikky Alexander’s Mirror Chair. The star of this From Our Collections exhibition is an artwork integral to Glenbow Museum –

James A. Houston’s sculpture Aurora Borealis which animates the Northern Lights through light, colour and sound. Joining this two-ton, four storey sculptural music and light sensation is background information and images about its creation and construction in 1976. Visit these artworks and more to discover animated art from the Glenbow Collection, including works by Chris Cran, Richard Halliday, Kristine Moran, Dan Kennedy and Diego Daneil Montenegro.

Left to right: Tim Watkins, Blossom, 1991-92, Collection of Glenbow Museum Vikky Alexander, Untitled Chair, 2008, Collection of Glenbow Museum

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

To celebrate the opening of Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, we’re throwing the most extensive, exhilarating, jam-packed art party of the season! Samantha Savage Smith will dazzle you with an incredible musical performance. Her recently released, Lorrie Matheson-produced debut, Tough Cookie, was followed by national distribution and spots at NXNE and Sled Island Music Festival. DJ Matt Bayliff, previously from the Calgary indie rock super group Beija Flor, will DJ throughout the night. You can also explore your creative side in the ARC Discovery Room and create your own thaumatrope animation.

As a special component to this season’s launch we will be honouring Calgary animator Chris Melnychuk who documented his struggle with cancer through animation, but was unable to complete the film he had envisioned. We are proud to honour Chris and premiere the recently completed animation which includes collaboration from Calgary’s local animation community. (Film created with the support of Quickdraw Animation Society.) Saturday, October 15, 2011 7:00–10:00pm Pay-what-you-can at the door RSVP by October 13 to Presented by:

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Above: Samantha Savage Smith; Karsh: Regarding Heroes launch party

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all ages programming Under Fire: A Selection of Canadian Political Cartoons Thursday, December 8, 2011 According to biographer Andrew Morton, you know you’ve made it when you’ve been caricatured in the press. Join Lindsay Moir, Glenbow’s Senior Librarian, as we look at some of the people and events who’ve made history as seen through examples of political cartoons drawn from Glenbow’s Library and Archives.

Archives Film Night Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Join us for a peek into the past through rare film footage and cinematic treasures from the 1920s. Learn more about agriculture, oil and gas and the daily lives of Albertans – all captured on films from Glenbow’s collections. Last year’s event was a sell-out!

Behind the Scenes Tours Registration is limited for Behind the Scenes Tours. Call 403.268.4110 to reserve your spot. Tours begin at 6:15pm, no latecomers Meet in Glenbow’s main lobby Tickets $15/Members $12

Japan Beyond the Anime Thursday, December 1, 2011 Animation is one of Japan’s more recent cultural exports. Educator Cory Gross takes you back in time, highlighting other artistic, religious and cultural exports from this island nation included in Glenbow’s Japanese artifact collection. These unique items range from contemporary art and music, to objects symbolic of Alberta’s Japanese-Canadian experience, to the largest collection of samurai armour in Canada.

Nobuko Nakagama, Kimono for the First Born Child in Ryutaro’s Family, Made by Ryutaro’s Mother, ca. 1930s, Collection of Glenbow Museum

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7:00pm ConocoPhillips Theatre $10 Members/$12 Non Members

WEEKEND AT THE MUSEUM: ANIMATION ADVENTURE! November 19 and 20, 2011 Moving pictures rule the roost at our upcoming Weekend at the Museum: Animation Adventure! Children’s illustration workshops, film screenings and digital caricatures are just a few of the many activities that will spring to life in our animation labs. Join us and discover how movement can spark the curiosity in all of us, big or small. All activities, workshops and supplies are included with admission or membership. Mark the dates in your calendar for this not-to-miss event. 9:00am–5:00pm $32 Family admission (Includes 2 adults and up to 4 youth) Free for members Please visit for details

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The life of Tom Three Persons was an inspiration for Koyczan’s upcoming performance.

In Residence: Shane Koyczan Tuesday October 25, 2011 This season, In Residence features award-winning spoken word poet Shane Koyczan who will present his first Glenbow-inspired work using art and artifacts from Glenbow’s collections as his point of departure and inspiration. Koyczan is an author, musician and spoken word virtuoso, perhaps best known for his star-making appearance at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. With his rhythmic verse in high gear, he navigates his audience through social and political territory with a furious honesty and a tender humanity that has brought

audiences to their feet in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney and Los Angeles. We can hardly wait to see (and hear) what he has created just for us! Glenbow’s In Residence program invites diverse artists from a variety of disciplines to interact with Glenbow’s exhibitions and art collections and create new work that debuts to the public at Glenbow. The first year of In Residence saw Calgary singer/songwriter Kris Demeanor develop and facilitate a series of participatory encounters where audience members became co-creators. 7:00–8:30pm Conoco Phillips Theatre Tickets $15/Members $12 Call 403.268.4110 to book

Above left to right: Shane Koyczan; W. J. Oliver, Tom Three Persons with Calgary Boy, September 1912, Collection of Glenbow Archives

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membership Glenbow offers MORE for members Glenbow has great plans in store for our members and supporters this fall. Not a member yet? Visit involved/membership for more information or stop by Glenbow’s front desk to join today! members’ opening October 8, 2011 This season, members are invited to celebrate the opening of Watch Me Move with a special Members’ Morning and light breakfast on October 8. Pastries provided by Caffé Rosso. 8:00–11:00am

Premium memberships President’s Circle Membership President’s Circle members take supporting Glenbow to a whole new level by adding significant annual financial contributions to their membership commitment. President’s Circle members help Glenbow continue to thrive as a cultural cornerstone in our city, while accessing unique and exclusive opportunities to engage with Glenbow. President’s Circle memberships range from $1,000 to $10,000 annually and include a wide range of benefits as well as a tax receipt for the donation portion of the membership. For more information call 403.268.4208 or visit Pivot Membership

Glenbow Membership With a wide range of benefits, including unlimited access to Glenbow’s exciting exhibitions and collections, reduced admission to Glenbow programs, discounts in the Museum Shop and more, Glenbow membership is a great value! We have memberships for individuals, couples, families, seniors and students, so you can choose the membership that works best for you. And don’t forget … Glenbow memberships make great gifts! From now until the end of December, members will have one free month added to their own membership renewal for each gift membership purchased. Contact us today at or 403.268.4189.


Show your membership card to recieve 10% off at Caffé Rosso’s two locations.

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Encounter the Arts, Ignite Conversation and Get Connected. Pivot Glenbow unites Calgary’s next generation of influencers and leaders for a fresh take on arts and culture in our city. This new membership initiative brings together a dynamic group of individuals in their early 20s to early 40s, who share a vision for a thriving, active inner city with Glenbow serving as an important gathering place at its core. Pivot’s growing membership has access to exclusive events and tours. Highlights of the past eight months include Encounter the Arts: Insights into Art Collecting; Exploring Portraiture; An Evening in Tuscany featuring Italian art and wine; a red-carpet party to celebrate Cut! Costume and the Cinema in August; and the exciting Ignite Summer Party at Hotel Arts. Check out Pivot and the exciting events planned for fall! For more information call 403.268.4208 or visit

arc discovery room ANIMATION EXPLORATION October 8–December 24, 2011

Bob Sabiston, Snack and Drink, 2000, courtesy flat black films. A walk to the local 7-11 takes on a new dimension through the eyes of an autistic boy and a wild variety of rotoscoped animation.

ARC Discovery Room Open Daily Level 2

The ARC Discovery Room is the perfect place for visitors of all ages to enjoy art activities and explore the ideas featured in Glenbow exhibitions.

Discover the enchanting characters in Watch Me Move: The Animation Show by following the clues in our exploration guide. Pick up your activity sheet in the ARC Discovery Room and trade it in once it’s completed for a cool decal. Perfect for family visits! Art du Jour Saturdays & Sundays 2:00pm Explore the artwork in our feature and permanent galleries through 15-minute presentations delivered every Saturday and Sunday by our knowledgeable museum educators. MAKE ME MOVE October 8–November 6, 2011


What sparks our fascination with moving pictures? When did we discover how to make our imaginations come to life through animation? Consider these questions and more in Apparitions and Structures, two captivating sections of our feature exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show.

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Create the illusion of depth with this traditional animation method. Design a background cel using felt tips and transparency paper, then make a character to bring your scene to life. Layer the cels using foam strips to complete your animated masterpiece.

November 12–December 20, 2011

The ARC Discovery Room is open to the public daily during museum hours, but may be closed for private group and school bookings on weekdays. Please ask at the admissions desk or call ahead to inquire about closures.

SPINNING PICTURES October 8–December 24, 2011 Learn the basics of animation with this simple thaumatrope activity. Using cardstock and several design templates, create your own moving illustration with the images of your choice.

Animation isn’t just about drawing cartoons, it’s about telling age-old stories. Many of our favourite myths and fairy tales are retold through animation as it allows fantasy to come to life. Revisit beloved stories and more in Characters & Superhumans and Fables & Fragments, two sections of our feature exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show. The ARC Discovery Room is supported by:

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EXCLUSIVE CATALOGUE Watch Me Move: The Animation Show

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In the decades since the pioneers of film first began to explore the possibilities of the moving image, animation has evolved into one of the most popular and prevalent visual art forms. Featuring an extensive selection of animated imagery created over the past 150 years, essays by animation experts and biographies of the leading studios and animators, this catalogue is an indispensible guide to the dynamic world of animation and its significance in contemporary global culture.

When you symbolically “adopt” an artifact from Glenbow Museum’s vast collections, you’re supporting the care of our collections, educational programs and exhibitions.

This 224-page, soft-cover catalogue is available in the Glenbow Museum Shop for $43.95.

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Choose from a selection of artworks and unusual object from the vaults – make a personal connection with an artifact and be truly creative in your gift giving. Adoption opportunities are available at a range of values from $50 to $500 and there is a broad array of benefits to be enjoyed at each level of adoption.

upcoming exhibitions

The Gray Rabbit by Laurie Anderson January 18–March 31, 2012 “I want to tell you a story about a story. And it’s about the time I discovered that most adults have no idea what they’re talking about and also that they had no problem saying whatever comes to mind. Whether it’s even vaguely true or not.” - Laurie Anderson Through this autobiographical video installation – where dreamlike and heavily processed images shift on a transient landscape – Anderson re-explores her memories of a pivotal childhood event, realizing that what she remembers and what she recounts to people is a “cleansed” version of the tale … what is palatable for her to remember. Laurie Anderson is one of today’s premier performance artists. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, Above: Stills from The Gray Rabbit by Laurie Anderson, 2010; Laurie Anderson © Tim Knox

vocalist, instrumentalist and visual artist. Her visual work has been presented in major museums throughout the United States and Europe, and Glenbow is pleased to present the North American premiere of The Gray Rabbit. In association with One Yellow Rabbit High Performance Rodeo 2012.

Also in Winter 2012 Edward Burtynksy: Encounters January 21 to March 31, 2012 Edward Burtynsky’s photographic subjects are rich in detail and scale yet open in their meaning. He has referred to his images as reflecting pools of our times, creating opportunities for viewers to create their own dialogue about humanity’s impact on the landscapes he photographs. In Encounters, work by Burtynsky will be selected by over 20 Canadians, representing diverse views and life perspectives, each bringing their own meaning to the artist’s work.

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fall 2011 events VISIT/CONTACT 130–9 Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 0P3 403.268.4100

Museum Hours

ARCHIVES FILM NIGHT October 5, 2011 (page 16)

Monday–Saturday: 9:00am–5:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm–5:00pm

MEMBERS’ OPENING October 8, 2011 (page 18)

Admission Prices


Glenbow Museum Members...........Free! Adult (18+).................................................$14 Senior (65+)............................................. $10 Student (with valid ID).............................$9 Youth (ages 7-17).......................................$9 Family (2 adults, up to 4 youth)......... $32 Child (Ages 6 and under)...................Free!

October 15, 2011 (page 15)


IN RESIDENCE: SHANE KOYCZAN October 25, 2011 (page 17)

Apply today’s admission toward an annual Glenbow Membership! Valid only on the day of ticket purchase. Separate pricing applies for school classes and large groups. Call 403.268.4110 for details.


OUT FOR LUNCH: CAM CHRISTIANSEN November 3, 2011 (page 10)

Library and Archives


Tuesday–Friday: 10:00am–5:00pm

November 3, 2011 (page 12)



Monday–Saturday: 10:00am–5:30pm Sunday: 12:00pm–5:30pm

November 5, 2011 (page 13)


Event Tickets and Registration

November 10, 2011 (page 11)


Please call 403.268.4110 or email:

November 17, 2011 (page 10)

WEEKEND AT THE MUSEUM November 19–20, 2011 (page 16)

GIVING & membership


Phone: 403.268.4165 Email: Web:

November 24, 2011 (page 11)



December 1, 2011 (page 16)


Palliser Square City Hall TELUS Convention Centre EPCOR Centre



Visit 403.974.4000 LRT Station: Centre Street (eastbound) City Hall (westbound)


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