BMO Announces Sponsorship of New Glenbow Historical Art

BMO Announces Sponsorship of New Glenbow Historical Art Gallery in
Calgary 
- Canada's first bank steps in for two-year commitment to refresh
gallery and educational programs  
- BMO, the official bank of the Calgary Stampede, has long ties to
the city and province; open for business in 1886 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- BMO Financial Group
today announced its two-year commitment to the Glenbow Museum in
Calgary as sponsor of the newly opened Historical Art Gallery.  
The first semi-permanent exhibition to open in the new space is a
unique collection of western North American art, specifically
depicting the Great Plains and mountainous areas of the continent.
Curated by Roger Boulet, it explores the art of the prairies and the
West from before Confederation to the early 1900s.  
"BMO Financial Group has a long and proud history of supporting the
arts in Canada as well as here at home in Calgary," said Robert
Hayes, Senior Vice President, Prairies Division, BMO Bank of
Montreal. "The partnership with the Glenbow Museum has enabled a
revitalization of the historic art gallery space. We hope to see
future museum visitors, both young and old, inspired by the
exceptional art from our western heritage and benefit from the new
educational materials and programs." 
"Glenbow Museum is extremely pleased that BMO Financial Group has
committed to fund the newly revitalized Historical Art Gallery," said
Donna Livingstone, Interim President and CEO of Glenbow. "This
partnership is a perfect match since BMO, like us, upholds western
heritage and arts and culture in Alberta - and for a significant
length of time." 
About Glenbow Museum  
Combining a museum, art gallery, library and archives all under one
roof, Glenbow boasts over a million artifacts and some 28,000 works
of art in its vast collections and is one of the largest museums in
Canada.  
About BMO Financial Group  
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a
highly diversified financial services organization. With total assets
of $525 billion as of October 31, 2012, and more than 46,000
employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth
management and investment banking products and solutions
Contacts:
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(604) 665-7596
laurie.grant@bmo.com 
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