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

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

Sybil Andrews: Moving Life

“If you want to get anywhere in the art world that matters, you must draw and draw and draw. Because drawing is the bones of your picture. And in drawing you learn to see form, design, rhythm and structure.” – Sybil Andrews, from the 1991 Glenbow interview In anticipation of our upcoming exhibition, Sybil Andrew: … Continue reading Sybil Andrews: Moving Life

Fall 2019 Exhibitions Preview

From the dynamic linocuts of master printmaker Sybil Andrews to the art of everyday objects, and with a roster chock full of both established and emerging contemporary Canadian artists, Glenbow presents four original exhibitions opening on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Join us for the official season Launch Party on October 19 at 7:30pm. All are … Continue reading Fall 2019 Exhibitions Preview