A LOOK INSIDE THE ART COLLECTIONS OF CALGARY’S PROMINENT COLLECTORS

January is the last month of The Art Gallery of Calgary’s exhibition, Calgary Collects. With over 90 pieces of modern and contemporary rarely seen artworks, the exhibition allows us to peer into the artistic lives, tastes, and evolution of Calgary’s local private and corporate collectors.

On a broader front, the exhibition attempts to analyze the motivations of art collecting and curating. Why collect art? Why, with access to so much art, do collectors choose to collect and display the works that they do?

Additionally, the exhibition zeros in on Calgary from the broader perspective of Canadian art, and how Calgary influences and contributes to Canadian art as a whole. The final date of Calgary Collects is January 28th.

Courtney Kos

Art via artgallerycalgary.org. Clockwise from top: Tim Okamura, ‘Choctaw Girl,’ 2007; Franz Spohn, ‘The Lone Ranger,’ 1980; Marcel Babeau, Untitled, 1972

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