Community Connection: Tunde & Motola Dawodu

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum For over 26 years now, there has existed a small but significant portal on the prairie into the heart of West Africa. Where Symbols Meet: A Celebration of West African Achievement, which opened at Glenbow in 1994, offers a window to the art and stories of five major cultural groups … Continue reading Community Connection: Tunde & Motola Dawodu

Curator Q+A: Ann Morin on Vivian Maier

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum When Anne Morin first encountered the work of Vivian Maier, the mysterious photographer’s name was but a whisper among a select few individuals. Morin, director of the Madrid-based diChroma Photography, was in New York, paying a visit to gallerist Howard Greenberg when he asked her if she wanted to see … Continue reading Curator Q+A: Ann Morin on Vivian Maier

The Blackfoot Language Revival

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum In 1957, Sheldon First Rider, a member of the Kainai Nation, was taken from the home he shared with his grandmother and sent to St. Paul Residential School near Cardston  – just one of the estimated 150,000 Indigenous children in Canada placed in the residential school system over the course … Continue reading The Blackfoot Language Revival

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