Most Haunted? A Video Tour of Glenbow’s Spooky Stuff

When you have a collection as large as Glenbow's, you just know there's bound to be a few strange things in there. Macabre, even. Yet, there's a real artistry to some of these objects, such as the painstakingly intricate weave of a Victorian-era human hair wreath or the subtle variations of tint and detail in … Continue reading Most Haunted? A Video Tour of Glenbow’s Spooky Stuff

A Personal Journey Through the Solar System

The exhibition Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson, takes us on a journey through space through the work of three contemporary Canadian artists. In this post, Calgary-born, Düsseldorf-based painter Erik Olson describes the inspiration and approach to his cosmic art, and takes us on a quick tour of our nearest neighbours in space, the … Continue reading A Personal Journey Through the Solar System

Polar Perspective: James Kuptana’s Arctic

On his first encounter with the artworks and artifacts in The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the Nineteenth Century, James Kuptana, an Indigenization Strategy Specialist at Bow Valley College who worked on the exhibition as a guest cultural consultant, says he “immediately thought of both sides of my family.” The exhibition examines the Northern … Continue reading Polar Perspective: James Kuptana’s Arctic

What We’re Reading – October 18, 2018

Glenbow in the News Calgary Herald: Three artists explore the cosmos in new Glenbow exhibit Calgary Herald: Reclaiming the Arctic: Glenbow exhibit explores the north through the eyes of 19th-century British Empire and the Inuit CBC: Anvil block from ill-fated Franklin Expedition on display at Calgary's Glenbow Museum Fashionable Links Harpers Bazaar: 7 Ways Dior Has Changed … Continue reading What We’re Reading – October 18, 2018

Dior & So Much More! Glenbow Winter 2019

Glamour and elegance; sublime lines and exquisite contours; the hottest of the haute: such are the defining characteristics of Glenbow’s Winter 2019 Exhibition Season as we proudly present the Royal Ontario Museum’s hit exhibition, Christian Dior – the first major, international fashion exhibition to ever open in Calgary. But that’s not all: we’re excited to … Continue reading Dior & So Much More! Glenbow Winter 2019