Online Exhibitions

Looking West: Alberta Landscapes, Past and Present

Looking West: Alberta Landscapes, Past and Present
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Alberta's varied and striking landscape has been a significant source of imagery and inspiration for local, national and international artists. From traditional to contemporary, these works celebrate the history and development of landscape as a subject for art in Alberta. Looking West: Alberta Landscapes, Past and Present is a panorama of works representing the mountains, the heartland and the north and south of this unique province.

Looking West was originally developed for The Works Art & Design Festival in the summer of 2001, and has now expanded into this permanent online exhibition.

The Art of Inspiration

The Art of Inspiration
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What drives an artist's desire to create? The Art of Inspiration contains historical and contemporary works of art as well as the objects that inspired the artists of these works, such as meteorites, frogs and beetles, selected from the 35 collections that make up the University of Alberta Museums.

Originally developed for The Works Art & Design Festival and The World Track and Field Championships in the summer of 2004, The Art of Inspiration ran at Commerce Place in Edmonton, and has now expanded into this permanent online exhibition.

Unwrapping the Mysteries of a 2000-Year-Old Mummy

Unwrapping the Mysteries of a 2000-Year-Old Mummy
In 1979, the University of Alberta acquired an Egyptian mummy for the purpose of study and exhibition. Over the years, the mummy and its coffin have been the subject of several research initiatives. A variety of technologies have been used, including computerized scans and infrared photography, revealing much about ancient Egypt, the mummification process, and this particular mummy.

Explore this interactive exhibit to learn what University of Alberta researchers have discovered about this 2000-year old mummy.