Interview: Dr. Ilya Parkins — Fashion, Feminism and Christian Dior

When Christian Dior presented his debut collection in 1947, his "New Look" took the world by storm. That part of the official narrative has long been established. However, a key characteristic of storms is turbulence. While the "New Look" was celebrated in the pages of the fashion press and society salons, it was met with … Continue reading Interview: Dr. Ilya Parkins — Fashion, Feminism and Christian Dior

The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions

Glenbow’s goal is to collect and share stories that matter to our community. The Recent Acquisitions series of exhibitions offer an opportunity to show how Glenbow’s collection is growing and evolving. Each of these objects or artworks holds a story (maybe even a few). They can also inspire new stories, gaining life and purpose from … Continue reading The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions

Artist Interview: Albertine Crow Shoe

Connectivity is at the heart of Albertine Crow Shoe’s practice as an artist. Drawing on her family history, her culture and even her dreams, Crow Shoe incorporates traditional symbolism, designs and material into her work her as jeweller, blending it all with new materials and her own unique vision. This approach made Crow Shoe, a … Continue reading Artist Interview: Albertine Crow Shoe

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

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