LOOK2020 was presented by National Bank Private Banking 1859, who signed on for three years as presenting sponsor of LOOK. kd lang and Jeanne Beker auction of Michael Davidson painting from the private collection of Heather Edwards and kd lang. Left to Right: Chloe Streit, Jeanne Beker, Mode Model Jadyn Palmiere wearing Kat Marks, Event Chair Kelly Streit and Model Model Nyagoa G James wearing Kat Marks. Contemporary Calgary's new home will be unveiled to the public Jan.23. Calgarians can also look forward to the collection by Yoko Ono coming at the end of May — which will invite the community to participate in the artwork. Contemporary Calgary announced in a press release earlier this month that it would be inviting the public back in through its doors as of September 17, and will be running two new exhibitions. The piece fetched $16,000 for Contemporary Calgary, part of the over $421,000 raised in the live and silent auctions alone. Their house of operation are Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Three dozen arts organizations and festivals in Southern Alberta will receive funds totalling $1.45 million. Unfinished and interactive: Contemporary Calgary's new exhibit on the life and art of Yoko Ono. The renovations were funded by private donations as well as grants from the federal and provincial governments. Contemporary Calgary has finished phase one of transforming the old planetarium into an art gallery, and announced it has lined up a series of exhibitions for the new year — one of which features art by Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Sign advertising the forthcoming gallery in 2017. Contemporary Calgary is transforming Calgary’s historic Centennial Planetarium into a signature cultural destination that will provide the community with Class A exhibition space, much needed studio space for artists and education programs for youth. In the spirit of respect and truth, Contemporary Calgary acknowledges the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). In May the gallery continues its exciting programming as it opens solo exhibitions featuring Yoko Ono and Omar Ba. Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon opens at Contemporary Calgary 1:36 The moon is setting down in Calgary this week, or at least, it's the closest representation you might ever experience. Located in the former Centennial Planetarium in the city's downtown core, the gallery offers contemporary art programming by local, national, and international artists. A $16 million project will transform the Centennial Planetarium into a cultural and arts hub in downtown Calgary's west end. Regular admission will be $10 or $20 for an annual membership. David Leinster, CEO of Contemporary Calgary, hopes Calgarians will check out the new space. CTVNewsCalgary.ca Senior Digital Producer/Digital Lead. Same Dream, from Senegalese artist Ba, is a collection of paintings that “evokes a shared cosmogony between humans, plants and animals,” the release states. 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Event photography is available at contemporarycalgary.com/look or by request to our media relations contact below. In July, Contemporary Calgary signed a 25-year lease of the Centennial Planetarium and began offering programs and exhibitions two days per week. CALGARY, Alberta, March 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On March 7, 2020, the Centennial Planetarium once again opened its doors to Canada's cultural revolutionaries for LOOK, Contemporary Calgary's premier annual fundraiser. Contemporary Calgary's new home will be unveiled to the public Jan.23. As of today, Contemporary Calgary is open from noon to 7 pm on Thursdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 pm on Sundays. In August, the Government of Canada made a funding commitment of $30 million toward Contemporary Calgary’s renovation and expansion plans. GROWING FREEDOM includes text-based instructions, participatory works, and “an arc of collaborative art projects for peace undertaken by Yoko Ono and Jon Lennon.”. The event was chaired by Contemporary Calgary Board Member and CEO & Founder of Mode Models International, Kelly Streit. CALGARY -- An historic building on the west end of downtown has new life after undergoing $25 million in renovations and reopening as an art gallery. To be in this moment with all of this support is almost surreal, and truly special.”, Contemporary Calgary would like to thank our LOOK2020 sponsors, including: Presenting Sponsor National Bank Private Banking 1859; VIP Dinner Sponsor Holt Renfrew; Art Auction Sponsor Heather Edwards and kd lang; Patron Sponsor Gail O’Brien; Travel Sponsors Air Canada and Air Sprint Private Aviation; Reception Sponsor Stonegate Private Counsel; After Party Sponsor MobSquad; Entertainment Sponsor Masters Gallery Ltd.; LOOK2020 Sponsors Mawer, Avenue Magazine and the Walrus Magazine; and LOOK2020 Patrons Gregg Scott and ARC Financial Corp. We are also humbled by a cast of in-kind sponsors who helped make LOOK2020 a tremendous success. On January 23, the gallery opened to six days per week operations with the launch of Planetary and Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon along with announcing admission and membership prices that are some of the lowest of any major cultural institution in the country. History. The LOOK2020 auction brought in over $420,000 in proceeds to the gallery. While the LOOK gala is certainly a proud achievement with the support of the community, it has come on the heels of a number of successive accomplishments for the gallery. 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The dinner—prepared by Executive Chef Brett McDermott of Salon Fine Catering and Events—ended with an amazing performance by members of Calgary’s drag community who taught guests how to rock a drag fan as guests were escorted to the live and silent auctions. "National Bank is delighted to be the Presenting Sponsor of LOOK2020 (on a multi-year basis) and to support contemporary art in Calgary", said Jeff Young, Regional Vice President at National Bank Private Banking 1859. In 2013, three arts groups in Calgary – the Institute of … Contemporary Calgary says it’s exploring options for a new location after negotiations to turn the old planetarium on 11 Street S.W. Known for being one of the most influential and vibrant art galas in the country, the Centennial Planetarium was turned into a whimsical and immersive intersection of art, fashion, music and media. For additional information visit Contemporary Calgary. "When the city put this building out for an expression of interest in 2013, three longstanding arts organizations in the city of Calgary came together with one shared vision which was 'Let's bring a major contemporary art experience to the city of Calgary," said Contemporary Calgary CEO David Leinster.