Family of Man, Calgary

Family of Man, Calgary

Family of Man is a 21 feet tall set of sculptures that were created exclusively to be displayed at the British Pavilions at Expo 67. These sculptures were designed by Mario Armengol to portray they way Britain handles international responsibilities specifically challenges in the form of world problems.

Mario Armengol expertly depicts two different moods through these sculptures namely the dominating nature of man and a feeling of dependence and insignificance, a completely contradictory mood.

In spite of being 21 feet tall, these sculptures reflect raceless, naked and expressionless human women and men. All sculptures are combined in groups and each one of them extend their hands in gesture of goodwill and fellowship.

After the Expo 67 concluded, the sculptures were bought on behalf of Maxwell Cummings and Sons by Robert Cummings. It was donated to Calgary by this company later. The City of Calgary appointed a special committee to review and identify the best site for these statues. A suitable location was then identified. Today the Family of Man statues stand in front of the Calgary Education Center.

Many tourists come to see these unique and interesting sculptures. Do not miss a visit to this education center and see these sculptures on your trip to Calgary.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Calgary. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Family of Man on Map

Sight Name: Family of Man
Sight Location: Calgary, Canada (See walking tours in Calgary)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Calgary, Alberta

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Creating your own self-guided walk in Calgary is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Calgary Introduction Walking Tour

Calgary Introduction Walking Tour

Calgary is the largest city in Western Canada and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city was named after a hamlet with the same name on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

The area that is called Calgary today was once populated by indigenous people, now known as the First Nations, until Europeans arrived in the 19th century.

John Glenn, an Irish immigrant who served...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Downtown Calgary Walking Tour

Downtown Calgary Walking Tour

As the biggest city in Alberta, Calgary has quite a few things to show its visitors – the beautiful Old City Hall, the amazing collection in the Glenbow Museum, and the ever present Calgary Tower, just to name a few. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover the Calgary downtown with its rich cultural and historic heritage.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
Inglewood Walking Tour in Calgary

Inglewood Walking Tour in Calgary

This self-guided walking tour is to discover Inglewood, a friendly and picturesque neighborhood on the bank of Elbow River. Explore the natural pearls of Calgary by visiting the Bird Sanctuary or the Bow Habitat Station, and learn about the history of the city at Fort Calgary. Take this tour and enjoy a stroll in central Calgary.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

This tour is all about Calgary's outdoor sculptures: some of them weird, some of them outstanding, some of them merely amusing. You won't find imposing grey monuments with tones of history behind them. It's all about those small unrevealed sites in tourist handbooks, those colourful places captured in photos. Take this self-guided walking tour and discover Calgary's creative...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles