Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory.
Visitors can peer through a submarine periscope, browse the personal stories of Canadians through an interactive digital Mural of Honour, or take in a contemporary art exhibition. Outdoor displays include armoured vehicles, tanks, a fighter jet, and twisted metal from the World Trade Center.
The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. The museum is a short drive south of downtown. Visitors can take Crowchild Trail to Flanders Avenue and head east. Turn right onto Amiens Road and follow the signs.
Sunday, 11 November 2012 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
TMM hosts its annual Remembrance Day ceremony. More than 12,000 Calgarians visited the museum on 11 November 2011.
A Brush With War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan
August to December, 2012
A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan is on display in The Founders’ Gallery from 2 August 2012 to November 2012. The exhibit contains artwork created between 1946 and 2008 for the Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artists Program (CAFCAP) and the Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP). The artwork displayed shows Canadians in diverse and often challenging situations at home and abroad. Included in the exhibition are scenes of UN meetings, traumatic attacks, personal portraits of friends, and interpretations of controversies, all created through the private lens of the artist.
Walls Between People
January to April, 2013
The Military Museums and the Founder's Gallery are proud to host the world-travelling exhibition "The Walls Between People."
This exhibit, shown for the first time in North America, is a photography project that examines geopolitical divides through the documentation of man-made barriers throughout the world, including the Fence between the United States and Mexico, the Peace lines in Northern ireland, and the Separation Wall between Israelis and Palestinians.
Fall Lecture Series
All lectures begin at 7:30 PM and are preceded by cocktails at 6:30 PM. Admission is $10.
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25 Oct - A Brush With War: Artist's Talk; Artwork by Gertrude Kearns is featured in The Founders’ Gallery’s current exhibit A Brush With War: Military Art From Korea to Afghanistan, which is on display until December 2, 2012.
22 Nov - Turing & Enigma; University of Calgary historian Dr. John R. Ferris will discuss the life and career of famed mathematician and Second World War code breaker Alan Turing.
The winter series runs from Thursday, 7 February to Thursday, 23 May. Speakers will include historians, authors, photographers, and film makers.
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