Upcoming Exhibitions


Kohlrabi and Foods with Stories to Share

Artist-In-Residence Cartoonist Eric Dyck
January 10 – February 28, 2020
Christou Gallery

Drawing Live:
Jan 21-24 | 11am – 3pm | Christou gallery
Jan 25 | 11am – 4pm | Culture Vulture, Centre for the Arts, Main Atrium
Feb 9 | 7 – 9pm | Drawing Bar, Hess Gallery (To Be Confirmed)

Back by popular demand, cartoonist Eric Dyck returns to draw live in the Helen Christou Gallery and Hess Gallery. Much more than that, his cartoons are going to be related to people’s stories about kohlrabi, an often misunderstood vegetable whose mere mention elicits strong emotions from descendants of European settlers in Alberta.

Unikkausivute: Stories from the North

January 16 – March 13, 2020
Hess Gallery, Level 6, Centre for the Arts

Curator: Jaylyn Potts, Museum Studies Intern

Works from the Marmie Hess Collection.

Unikkausivut: Stories from the North features a selection of Inuit prints that illustrate the colourful stories that have been passed down through many generations. Many Canadians are unfamiliar with Inuit stories – in spite of their number and variety – because they were traditionally passed along orally. Inuit communities use storytelling as a way to share knowledge about their history and culture; with each new generation comes new details, thus contributing to the many variations and abundance of their stories.

Field Notes: Inhabiting That Skin

Art by Katie Marie Bruce
March 6 – June 5, 2020
Christou Gallery

New drawings from artist Katie Marie Bruce in response to works from the Hess Collection.

Stories for the British Museum

Indigenous Studio Class and Blackfoot Digital Project
March 19 – June 13, 2020
Hess Gallery

Original work from Faculty of Fine Arts’ Jackson 2Bears’ Indigenous Studio Class created in response to works from the Hess Collection.