Exhibitions

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies acquires, preserves, interprets and makes accessible the history and culture of the Rocky Mountains of Canada by inspiring and cultivating the exchange of knowledge and ideas through our collections and exhibitions.

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EXPOSURE 2020:

Danny Singer

JANUARY 31–
APRIL 12, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, January 31, 2020 , 7 PM, Free
Danny Singer spent many of his early years visiting friends and their families in small prairie towns. The main streets of small towns in Alberta and Saskatchewan appealed to his sensibilities and ultimately became the source and content of his photography.
 
Image: Danny Singer, Ceylon, S.K., Summer Storm,
2016, digital pigment print, UV Laminate, 40" x 78.5"

EXPOSURE 2020:

JANUARY 31–
APRIL 12, 2020

Projecting Illusions

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, January 31, 2020 , 7 PM, Free
The magic lantern show is a direct ancestor of today’s media culture. Lantern slides were fed through an early form projector, throwing an enlarged image onto a surface for public viewing. Developed in the 17th century, the first lantern slides were hand painted glass; through the 19th century lantern slides were produced through printing and photographic processes to create a positive transparency, and by the early 20th century lantern slides were created , bought, traded and used globally. Projecting Illusions reinterprets the spectacle of the magic lantern show offering stunning visuals from the archives. Projecting Illusions highlights the social history of lantern slides, underlining the practice of collecting and displaying slides in the Canadian Rockies.
Image: [Early Climbers on Glacier], [ca.1900 – ca.1920],
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Mary Schäffer fonds (V527/II/A/PS/1/276)

PETER AND CATHARINE WHYTE

At Home in the Rockies

JANUARY 26 –
APRIL 12, 2020
Portions of the Whyte Museum’s 50th anniversary exhibition Artistry Revealed: Peter Whyte, Catharine Robb Whyte and Their Contemporaries will be on view in the Rummel Room. The exhibition received rave reviews during the summer of 2019 while at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler and during its 2018 premier here.
 
 
Image: Richard Jack (1866 – 1952), Lake O’Hara,1930, oil on canvas, 20.5 x 30.5cm, JkR.02.01

GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES

ONGOING
Gateway to the Rockies shares Canadian Rockies history through art, artifacts and archives and library materials.
 
A new section, Hobnails, Beads and Pearls addresses how women from diverse cultures and backgrounds encountered and explored our Rocky Mountain landscape.
This gallery also has information on Indigenous Peoples, surveying, guiding and outfitting, travel, tourism and more!

TREASURES WITHIN:

ONGOING

50 Years of Collecting

As well as being talented artists, Peter Whyte and Catharine Robb Whyte combined their resources to create this gem of a museum. The land came from the Whyte family and the money from the Robb family. Peter and Catharine painted, purchased, or donated the paintings contained within this exhibition, and some of the artists exhibited here became mentors, friends or confidants.
The Founders' Gallery features rotating exhibitions that celebrate the vision and creativity of the Whyte Museum's founders, Peter Whyte and Catharine Robb Whyte.
Image: Peter Whyte, Bear Street Alley, Banff, 1933, oil on canvas, 27.5 x 35 cm, WyP.01.052
 

Upcoming Exhibitions

ILANA MANOLSON

Time: In the Mountains

APRIL 17 –
JUNE 14, 2020
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 17 at 7 PM. This reception is free to attend. 
Manolson reconnects with the Canadian Rocky Mountains, for her, a place of growth and spirituality. Through this connection she finds the inspiration for the exhibition, Time: In the Mountains. The concept of time plays a unique role in demonstrating the distinct ways that time is measured and perceived in the mountains. Using a multimedia approach, Manolson’s work beautifully conveys the spirit of place.
Find Ilana's Portfolio Here
Image: Ilana Manolson (Canadian/American), Time: In the Mountains, yupo on board, 96" x 72" 

MADELEINE LAMONT

APRIL 17 –
JUNE 14, 2020
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 17 at 7 PM. This reception is free to attend. 
From her Toronto studio, Madeleine Lamont creates paintings inspired by the illustrative records of Dutch botanical manuscripts. The resulting florals created of oil on mylar and canvas are beautiful accounts capturing joy, colour, and growth alongside notions of loss and decay. Also painted in oil, her precise and pristine miniatures are exacting displays of items with reflective qualities or atop mirrored surfaces.
Find Madeleine's Portfolio Here
Image: Madeleine Lamont, Pink Bouquet with Greenery 1 (detail), oil on mylar, 36" x 24", collection of the artist, courtesy of Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary

LORI LUKASEWICH

APRIL 17 –
JUNE 14, 2020
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 17 at 7 PM. This reception is free to attend. 
While clearly influenced by the realism and techniques of the old Masters, Lori Lukasewich’s painting owes more of a debt to the practice of meditation. Her contemporary realist paintings often express an ethereal light and singular focus that is at once calming and pleasurable. The paintings are done in oils and alkyd mediums, using modified traditional techniques of underpainting, overpainting and glazing.  
Find Lori's Portfolio Here
Image: Lori Lukasewich, Nectarines, oil & alkyd on canvas, 20" x 20", collection of the artist, courtesy of the Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary

JULYA HAJNOCZKY

APRIL 17 –
JUNE 14, 2020
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 17 at 7 PM. This reception is free to attend. 
Julya Hajnoczky was born in Calgary and raised by hippie parents, surrounded by unruly houseplants, bookishness and art supplies, with CBC radio playing softly, constantly, in the background. It was inevitable, then, that she would grow up to be an artist. Her multidisciplinary practice includes digital and analog photography, fibre art, and book and paper sculpture, and seeks to question the complex relationship between humans and the natural world. She draws inspiration from science and natural history, classic children’s literature, and a lifetime of very Canadian summers at the family camp at the lake. If she's not in her home studio working on something tiny, she's out in the forest working on something big.
Find Julya's Portfolio Here
Image: Julya Hajnoczky, Aeshna canadensis (detail), ed. 1/25, archival pigment print, 36" x 24", collection of the artist, courtesy of the Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary
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