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The Nickle Galleries are located in the first two levels of the Taylor Family Digital Library on the University of Calgary campus. The Nickle is a short walk west of the University LRT Station, and Calgary Transit Buses 9, 72, 137, and 143 stop in the main campus bus loop near The Nickle.  Paid parking is available on the UofC campus, the closest covered parking is located in the Arts Parkade (further information available at Parking Services).

Fall/Winter Hours (September through April):

Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Thursdays until 8:00 pm 
Saturdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Closed Sundays and Holidays


Spring/Summer (May through August):

Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Closed Weekends and Holidays

Map to Nickle Galleries 
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Admission is free and all are welcome


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

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,
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.