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Mission Statement

Nickle Galleries, formerly The Nickle Arts Museum, is a university museum with an established history of challenging, relevant and successful exhibitions and public programs. The Nickle has three areas of concentration for its exhibitions and collections: modern and contemporary art, with a focus on Western Canada; numismatics, with strength in ancient coins and modern paper money; and textiles, with an emphasis on Asian carpets. The Nickle presents a full complement of temporary exhibitions and ongoing public programming to engage students and scholars and to collaborate both nationally and internationally. Museum staff, following the highest professional museum standards, aim to foster critical thinking and discovery through their research, exhibitions, publications and outreach.

Address

410 University Court N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada, T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-220-7234
Fax: 403-210-3075
nickle@ucalgary.ca

Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
February 21, 2017 - 12:30 pm to February 21, 2017 - 12:30 pm
MIND THE GAP is the 2017 Department of Art graduating exhibition organized and curated by students participating in the Honors Program. It presents a variety of artistic works that these students have produced over the course of the year. PROGRAM:        5pm-6pm: Mingle, food and look at exhibition6pm-6:40pm: Speeches6:40pm-8pm: Mingle and look at exhibition
Date & Time:
March 2, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 2, 2017 - 1:00 pm
In this talk, Dr. Dawson will discuss how reality capture technologies are being harnessed to help digitally preserve these important sites in light of such threats, making them "virtually" accessible to the general public. Image: Fort Conger, The Barrel Hoop Ring from the Northeast, http://archive.cyark.org/the-barrel-hoop-ring-from-the-northeast-media
Date & Time:
March 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 9, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Lorenzo Fusi will discuss public art in Calgary and beyond. Image: Wonderland, Jaume Plensa, 2012
Date & Time:
March 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 16, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Tour Home Economics:  150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs with Nickle curator, Michele Hardy. Image: Hooked rug with polar bears, Grenfell Mission, Newfoundland and Labrador, after 1916, Gift of Ginny Sloan, Textile Museum of Canada.
Date & Time:
March 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 23, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Giuseppe Di Leo is an artist and faculty member with Dawson College in Montreal.  He will discuss how the recent interdisciplinary project, ‘Anatolian Rugs; Spirited Reflections,' a provided Dawson students with a profound opportunity for engagement, community building, and creativity. Co-sponsored with the New Calgary Rug and Textile Club.