Ladylikeness Preview

This year we're marking International Women's Day (Friday, March 8) with the opening of the exhibition Ladylikeness: Historical Portraits of Women by Women, produced in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Glenbow's Sarah Todd, who co-curated Ladylikeness with LAC's Madeleine Trudeau, gives us a sneak peek at two artworks — a painting and a … Continue reading Ladylikeness Preview

What We’re Reading – March 5, 2019

From media coverage of our exhibitions to intrigue in the art world at large, here are the links that had us clicking in the past couple of weeks. Glenbow in the News Calgary's Chris Cran still 'tampering with people's perceptions' in new Glenbow exhibition – Calgary Herald – read. Dramatic self-portraits by Cree artist seek … Continue reading What We’re Reading – March 5, 2019

Behind the Scenes: The Conservation Lab

As you can probably imagine, the art and artifacts you see throughout Glenbow require significant care and attention to preserve and protect them. Conservators are skilled chemists, painters, sculptors and problem solvers dedicated to the art and science of making delicate interventions needed to address the wear and tear of time. Glenbow's conservators occupy a … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: The Conservation Lab

Collection Close-up: Marilyn Monroe in Banff

The photograph of Marilyn Monroe at the top of this page was donated to Glenbow in 2008 by a private collector. The moment was captured by Vancouver-based artist Glenn Lewis in 1953, when he was in his late teens. He was working in the kitchen at the Banff Springs Hotel and Monroe was in town … Continue reading Collection Close-up: Marilyn Monroe in Banff

In Cranversation

One New Work curator Nancy Tousley has described the ongoing exhibition series as “a laboratory in which a curator and an artist working together can expand the conventional models of museum presentation…” It’s hard to think of another artist more suited to this process than veteran Calgary artist Chris Cran, a perpetual experimenter and explorer … Continue reading In Cranversation