The Founders’ Gallery at The Military Museums in Calgary, Alberta was officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex on 6 June 2009. The Founders’ Gallery was initially formed as a public exhibition space with the goal of contributing to Canadians understanding of their military experience by displaying historic and contemporary works of art and related artifacts. In 2012, the University of Calgary assumed programming and administrative responsibilities of the gallery. The gallery’s mandate is now to explore human conflict worldwide through projects by local, international, historic, and contemporary artists that challenge viewers’ knowledge of and interaction with war. The 4,000 square foot Class A gallery space hosts a minimum of 3 exhibitions a year.
We work closely with departments and faculties at the University of Calgary, other galleries within The Military Museums and the community in general, to promote discourse, learning, research and discovery.
The Founders’ Gallery accepts art exhibition submissions on an ongoing basis. The gallery looks at artistic vision and merit, relevance to our audiences, diversity, and budget when considering any proposal. Individual artists and curators working in any media or discipline are welcome to apply. Direct submissions by email to the curator.