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”

Collection Connection: Artist Christmas Cards

Artist Christmas cards are a true gem of Glenbow’s collection. They offer a glimpse into a more personal and whimsical side of artistic production – there is something quite touching and intimate about these tiny, hand-made pieces that were shared with friends and family at the holiday season. These cards have come to Glenbow in … Continue reading Collection Connection: Artist Christmas Cards

Meet the Curator: Sarah Todd

This past September, Glenbow had the pleasure of announcing the appointment of Sarah Todd as our new Art Curator. Prior to this position, Sarah, who has a wealth of curatorial experience across Canada, had served as Glenbow’s Adult Programming Coordinator, introducing such successful events as our Art Baby Tours and the Salon Series. She also … Continue reading Meet the Curator: Sarah Todd

Most Haunted? A Video Tour of Glenbow’s Spooky Stuff

When you have a collection as large as Glenbow's, you just know there's bound to be a few strange things in there. Macabre, even. Yet, there's a real artistry to some of these objects, such as the painstakingly intricate weave of a Victorian-era human hair wreath or the subtle variations of tint and detail in … Continue reading Most Haunted? A Video Tour of Glenbow’s Spooky Stuff