Boom Goes Out: Kaleidoscopic Anamalia by Paul Hardy for the Glenbow Museum

Boom Goes Out: Kaleidoscopic Anamalia by Paul Hardy for the Glenbow Museum

On Thursday, October 15, an intimate gathering of masked creatures congregated at the Glenbow Museum to witness the reveal of Paul Hardy‘s exhibit: Kaleidescopic Anamalia, and to celebrate his curatorial debut. Masks depicting animals from all corners of the globe were delivered to attendees in advance, and they certainly rose to the challenge. Truly, it a mascarade to remember. The evening also featured a stunning runway show and auction.

Paul Hardy is the Glenbow Museum’s Artist in Residence. Glenbow’s In Residence program invites diverse artists from a variety of disciplines to interact with the museum’s exhibitions and collections and then create a new work based on their discoveries. Past In Residence artists have included Kris Demeanor, Shane Koyczan, Kent Monkman and Corb Lund.

READ: Paul Hardy tackles the Museum Experience, Calgary Herald 

The exhibit is a true victory – it includes original designs creating specifically for the exhibition clearly demonstrating Paul Hardy’s signature point of view as well as artifacts and artworks from Glenbow’s vaults that have rarely been exhibited.

His inspiration comes from our relationship with animals – across time, language, and culture.

“Kaleidoscopic Animalia is an exhibition that taps into current interests in fashion, design and visual culture while exploring big ideas about human creativity, cultural values and the universal interest in animals as art, fashion and culture.”

Learn more about the exhibit and its upcoming events via Glenbow Museum. The exhibit will be open until May 22, 2016.


Delightful creature masks arrived in advance of the event, like this hand-crafted bunny mask from London.


Boom President Derek Macdonald & One Yellow Rabbit’s Todd Hawkwood


Fabulous party guests Brett Wilson & Diana Monea




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Derek Macdonald and Katrina Olson-Mottahed

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Alex Kingcott (Shareworthy Content Lab) & Derek Macdonald