Interview: Dr. Ilya Parkins — Fashion, Feminism and Christian Dior

When Christian Dior presented his debut collection in 1947, his "New Look" took the world by storm. That part of the official narrative has long been established. However, a key characteristic of storms is turbulence. While the "New Look" was celebrated in the pages of the fashion press and society salons, it was met with … Continue reading Interview: Dr. Ilya Parkins — Fashion, Feminism and Christian Dior

Art News Roundup — April 18, 2019

The terrible news from Paris this week dominated headlines, of course. Thankfully many of the artistic treasures from the iconic structure have been saved and are being housed at the Louvre - read. This National Geographic segment describes the laser technology used in 2015 to recreate a 3-D scan of Notre Dame. Now, it could … Continue reading Art News Roundup — April 18, 2019

Artist Interview: Meryl McMaster

Meryl McMaster’s powerful photographic explorations of identity and representation have seen the artist’s star steadily ascend within the contemporary art world. The Globe and Mail writes that “There's a mythic quality to McMaster's images, but they also show the burden of history…,” while CBC Arts describes her work as “…a striking collection of contemporary photography … Continue reading Artist Interview: Meryl McMaster

The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions

Glenbow’s goal is to collect and share stories that matter to our community. The Recent Acquisitions series of exhibitions offer an opportunity to show how Glenbow’s collection is growing and evolving. Each of these objects or artworks holds a story (maybe even a few). They can also inspire new stories, gaining life and purpose from … Continue reading The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions

An Art News Roundup – April 4, 2019

Artists whose work is in Glenbow's collection have been making the news this month: Kent Monkman has been commissioned to create new work for the Metropolitan Museum in New York; Alex Janvier's latest public artwork was unveiled at the Alberta Legislature; A tribute to the late Joe Fafard; and we learn a few fascinating things … Continue reading An Art News Roundup – April 4, 2019