The Black Gold Tapestry by Sandra Sawatzky at Glenbow Museum

Nine-years in the making, Sandra Sawatzky’s 220-foot hand-embroidered The Black Gold Tapestry tells the story of how oil has impacted human civilizations around the world, from bitumen bubbling up in the waterways and marshes of Iraq 5,000 years ago to the enormous influence of oil on the global economy today. Examining how oil and natural gas have fueled human ingenuity, progress, warfare, disaster, prosperity and commerce across the globe, The Black Gold Tapestry highlights fascinating vignettes from the past and the present that will surprise and even delight viewers of this truly epic project.

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Adult (18+) – $16
Senior (65+) – $11
Student (with valid ID) – $11
Youth (ages 7-17) – $10
Family (up to 2 adults & 4 youth) – $40
Child (ages 6 and under) – Free
Glenbow Members – Free

*Separate pricing applies for child groups

5% GST is NOT included in all admission prices.
Glenbow Museum accepts cash, cheques, Interac, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, travellers cheques, and US dollars (exchange rate is subject to change)


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Location: Glenbow Museum 130 9 Avenue SW, Calgary