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Esker Foundation

444-1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0H7, Canada
+1 403-930-2490
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Always exciting art, stunning architecturally designed interior, beautiful neighbourhood

This is the definition of a hidden gem - a bit out of the way, set in a fascinating building, with... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
Great building

Unfortunately the Gallery was closed because they were hanging a new exhibition but we were... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
panama2000
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Providence, Rhode Island
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444-1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0H7, Canada
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is the definition of a hidden gem - a bit out of the way, set in a fascinating building, with always stimulating and thought-provoking exhibitions. It was the architecture that first drew me in - I spotted their utterly amazing meeting room on the...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the Gallery was closed because they were hanging a new exhibition but we were impressed with the building and we're able to see some of the artwork hanging in the hallways.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Well worth going to see whatever they are exhibiting. Not art for everyone, but always well curated, with excellent explanations. This is not just modern art, but contemporary, and definitely futuristic art. Many of the artists are ahead ot their times.

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Although I didn't much like the current exhibition, the gallery itself was a great space, and clearly flexible. It desperately needs to be better promoted, though - my family, who live in Calgary, only got to hear about it because my mother was taken there...More

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you love contemporary art, don't miss the shows at the Esker Foundation gallery. Firstly, it's free, and I love that! Secondly, the shows they feature are thoughtfully and intelligently curated. Thirdly, it's in the heart of Inglewood with all the excellent shops and restaurants....More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Sometimes weird, sometimes esoteric, sometimes amusing and always thoughtful...The Esker Foundation isn't for everyone, but should be for everyone. Calgary isn't just oil and gas. It is a youthful city brimming with entrepreneurial spirit and a love for anything contemporary. With that in mind, the...More

Thank Steph1Sarah
Reviewed 26 March 2016

A lovely fairly new art gallery in Inglewood on the fourth floor of a modern retail building, this lofty space has wonderful contemporary art and in the Northwest corner there's a small seating area with art books to browse through and a great view of...More

Thank xena888
Reviewed 21 July 2015

What a lovely hidden gem! Interesting, thought-provoking art in a quiet, uncrowded building with parking on street or parking garage. It was worth the stop!

Thank charlottea519
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

My Husband and I were walking through Inglewood one day and decided to check out the Esker Gallery. Although we were in search of inspiration for our "big white wall" - esker gallery transfixed us. I wish I could explain what keeps us coming back...More

Thank MeredithHoman
Aeryn T, Manager at Esker Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2015

Hello Meredith, It sounds like you had a wonderful time at Esker-nothing could make us happier. Bringing people closer to contemporary art is the very reason we exist. Please come and visit us again when you are able, and perhaps join us for an artist...More

Reviewed 5 September 2014

There were two main shows on here when we went to visit, which were both by fairly high-profile artists. The shows were well curated, and the space of the gallery itself is wonderful. The small catalogue that we were given to accompany the shows was...More

Thank HolidayLeech
Aeryn T, Marketing and Operations at Esker Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2015

Hi HolidayLeech, Thank you for kind words to be passed along to our curatorial team, whose job it is to both bring you the fine work, and ensure that you are able to view it to full advantage. I'll also pass along your admiration of...More

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