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Exciting news for Calgarians. The last metropolitan centre in North America to have a public contemporary art gallery will finally pull its name off the list with the arrival of Calgary’s first public gallery coming in 2019. Contemporary Calgary broke the news, along with the City of Calgary, confirming a ten year lease on the renovated old planetarium located on the West end of downtown. The building as sat empty since TELUS Spark opened near the zoo.

Contemporary Calgary has worked to amalgamate three longstanding Calgary art institutions: The Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA), the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). With a sound financial footing, a strong board of directors and a clear vision for the organization, Contemporary Calgary will transform the Centennial Planetarium into an art gallery that will put Calgary on the map as a destination for the visual arts.

Visit their website to learn more about how you can support this new endeavour.