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

Art du Jour: Canoes in a Fog, Lake Superior

Look out for these blue labels beside singular artworks on Saturdays & Sundays to catch your own Art du Jour. Catch a five to ten minute Art du Jour discussion led by our knowledgeable education team. Several of these spontaneous tours will be offered per day on Saturdays and Sundays on the second floor, so … Continue reading Art du Jour: Canoes in a Fog, Lake Superior

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

Fair Winds & Following Seas: Closing Thoughts on “The Arctic”

In The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the Nineteenth Century, we see how art serves not only as a record of historical events but as a direct influence upon how that history gets told. As more and more Europeans made their way to the Canadian Arctic in the 19th century in search of the … Continue reading Fair Winds & Following Seas: Closing Thoughts on “The Arctic”