Designing Sybil

Last week, Glenbow said farewell to exhibition designer Stephen Dundas-Smith, who retired after more than three decades of service to the museum. Stephen originally came to Glenbow as an intern in 1986 to work on the development of The Spirit Sings exhibition, which opened in 1988. Since that time, his indelible touch has affected every … Continue reading Designing Sybil

Glenbow Gift Guide – Staff Picks

The Glenbow Shop is a tightly curated collection of unique and often locally made items that are smart, fresh and elegant — everything from jewelry, home décor, toys, accessories to textiles and even electronics. For those who like to indulge equally in culture and commerce, a museum shop is the place to be!. We asked … Continue reading Glenbow Gift Guide – Staff Picks

Art News Roundup – October 25, 2019

We opened up our new exhibitions last weekend and had curator Dr. Hana Leaper at Glenbow to talk about the Sybil Andrews: Art & Life exhibition. We were thrilled to see the Calgary Herald cover this major retrospective by this important English-Canadian artist. We recently said goodbye to the optical delights that are the Soundsuits … Continue reading Art News Roundup – October 25, 2019

Remembering Jeffrey Spalding (1951-2019)

The Canadian arts community lost a vibrant and tireless champion on October 14 with the passing of Jeffrey Spalding. An internationally renowned painter, curator, writer, teacher and director, Spalding was an important advocate for Canadian art and artists for over 40 years. Renowned for his tenacity and vision, Spalding served as director and/or chief curator … Continue reading Remembering Jeffrey Spalding (1951-2019)

Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews

UK-based Dr. Hana Leaper, curator of the Glenbow exhibition Sybil Andrews: Art & Life, shares a Canadian west coast connection with the subject of her curatorial and scholarly endeavours. In fact, it was while visiting family on Quadra Island in B.C. that Leaper first learned about this exhibition's titular artist. Sybil Andrews immigrated from her … Continue reading Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews