Collection Connection: Artist Christmas Cards

Artist Christmas cards are a true gem of Glenbow’s collection. They offer a glimpse into a more personal and whimsical side of artistic production – there is something quite touching and intimate about these tiny, hand-made pieces that were shared with friends and family at the holiday season. These cards have come to Glenbow in … Continue reading Collection Connection: Artist Christmas Cards

Margaret Nazon’s Beaded Universe

Margaret Nazon's Bright Lights, Green City Nebula and its interstellar source of inspiration. (Slide the bar to compare images.) Since 2009, artist Margaret Nazon of Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T. has been producing incredible beaded artworks of celestial objects from the deepest recesses of space. Inspired by images found online that were taken by the Hubble space telescope, Nazon's … Continue reading Margaret Nazon’s Beaded Universe

News to Use: YYC Art Links

This Friday (November 30) at 4:30pm is the deadline to get your nominations in for the seventh annual Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards! Calgary city council rejects freeze, instead plans to nearly double arts agency spending funding. The SPARK Disability Art Festival kicks off December 3. Learn how "Museum Architecture Shapes Civic Identity and Public Life" … Continue reading News to Use: YYC Art Links

Jingle Dance Detectives

During the exhibition planning process for One New Work: Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal: Feet on the Ground, curator Nancy Tousley found a circa-1960s photograph online depicting four First Nations women performing a Jingle Dress Dance Wishing to include the photo to provide historical context to the items in the exhibition, Nancy asked us if we could … Continue reading Jingle Dance Detectives

Glenbow Gift Guide: Staff Picks

Searching for that perfect gift?  Something that’s unique and that can’t be bought in the big-box stores? We asked a selection of Glenbow staffers to help us curate a list of what they’re buying from the Glenbow Shop – Calgary’s most artful gift shop –  this holiday season. From high-end jewellry to specialty books to … Continue reading Glenbow Gift Guide: Staff Picks