A Vivian Maier Primer

When Vivian Maier's cache of photographs was discovered in 2007, a door was opened onto a fascinating art world mystery that has continued to twist and evolve, unspooling new threads even now, well over a decade later. Beyond the core story – Vivian Maier was an extremely private woman who shot thousands of masterful photographs … Continue reading A Vivian Maier Primer

The Eagle Has Landed

Earlier this week local history buff Alan Zakrison posted an interesting tidbit about a long-gone landmark -- a large metal eagle statue that spent decades perched on top of a building at 10 Avenue and 4 Street SW. The post triggered a discussion among Alan's followers as to the current whereabouts of "Abe," aka "Old … Continue reading The Eagle Has Landed

The Pulse of Calgary Art: One New Work

Fibre art, photography, printmaking, sculpture and installations… Name a contemporary art media and chances are it’s been featured in Glenbow’s ongoing One New Work series, the brainchild of curator Nancy Tousley. Now in its tenth iteration with Nicole Kelly Westman: Pastoral | Calamity, One New Work showcases the wide gamut of practices emanating from a … Continue reading The Pulse of Calgary Art: One New Work

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

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