Winter 2020 Exhibitions Preview, Pt I

February is for photography! It's become an annual tradition at Glenbow to kick off the year with a great photo exhibition as we align with the annual Exposure Photography Festival, and this coming year is no exception. We're thrilled to bring you Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands, chock full of stunning images by one … Continue reading Winter 2020 Exhibitions Preview, Pt I

Asking Big Questions: An Interview with Glenbow President & CEO Nicholas R. Bell

What is Glenbow? The answer isn’t as simple as you think. With its vast collection – one of the largest of its kind in Western Canada – the museum encompasses contemporary and historical art, cultural and military history, and extensive materials relating to the rich history and traditions of the Indigenous peoples of Treaty 7 … Continue reading Asking Big Questions: An Interview with Glenbow President & CEO Nicholas R. Bell

Art News Roundup – October 25, 2019

We opened up our new exhibitions last weekend and had curator Dr. Hana Leaper at Glenbow to talk about the Sybil Andrews: Art & Life exhibition. We were thrilled to see the Calgary Herald cover this major retrospective by this important English-Canadian artist. We recently said goodbye to the optical delights that are the Soundsuits … Continue reading Art News Roundup – October 25, 2019

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)

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