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ADISQ Hall of Fame

Location: Level 5, ADISQ Hall of Fame

Dates: Opened January 24, 2020

In partnership with the l’Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video (ADISQ), this permanent exhibition space honours the latest Félix Award winners and music makers from Québec.

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Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees

Location: Level 5, Halls of Fame

Dates: Opened October 25, 2019

In partnership with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), this permanent exhibition space honours the latest inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame which includes Andy Kim, Bobby Curtola, Chilliwack and Cowboy Junkies.

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Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees

Location: Level 5, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Dates: Opened September 27, 2019

In partnership with the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, this permanent gallery space celebrates the latest inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame which include Buffy Sainte-Marie, Stan Rogers, Édith Butler, Sylvia Tyson, Eddie Schwartz, Harmonium and Ian Tyson.

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Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees

Location: Level 5, National Bank Special Exhibition Gallery

Dates: Opened September 5, 2019

In partnership with the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, this exhibition honours the latest artist and builder inductees Charlie Major and Anya Wilson.

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Homegrown Country: Celebrating Canadian Country Music

Location: Level 5, National Bank Special Exhibition Gallery

Dates: Runs from June 28, 2019 to January 6, 2020

To commemorate the Canadian Country Music Awards' return to Calgary, the National Music Centre is launching a six-month special exhibition profiling some of Canada's biggest country artists, industry builders, and new faces. 

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Speak Up!

Location: Level 3, Speak Up

Dates: Opened June 14, 2019, with new artists added each year.

With the support of TD, the award-winning Speak Up! exhibition showcases Indigenous artists who have, or are, making a social impact on a local, regional, or national level—motivating a new generation to take action and offering a better understanding of where they come from

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Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Bass Exhibit

Location: Level 5, Cloud Lounge

Dates: Runs May 26, 2019 to March 1, 2020

Following the Geddy Lee Bass Exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Studio Bell is hosting the first Canadian exhibit of the artist’s bass guitars, with 26 instruments curated by Geddy Lee himself.

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The Radio Lounge

Location: Level 1, Drop-in Zone

Dates: Runs until the summer of 2020

The Radio Lounge is an interactive exhibition in partnership with iHeartRadio Canada. The “pocket-sized” exhibition captures the history of personal radio devices and their impact on popular music and listening habits.

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Trailblazers: Alberta

Location: Level 2, Trailblazers: Alberta

Dates: Runs through the fall of 2020, with new stories being added each year

Trailblazers: Alberta pays homage to our province’s own musical groundbreakers and is the third exhibition in the ATB Storytellers series sponsored by ATB Financial. 

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