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

Winter 2020 Exhibitions Preview, Pt. 2

Although our Winter 2020 exhibition season officially kicked off on February 8, that wasn't the end of our new offerings. We've dug deep into our collections, collaborated with some amazing individuals and institutions, and have come up with a full slate of shows that will open throughout February and March. Come discover the stories only … Continue reading Winter 2020 Exhibitions Preview, Pt. 2

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

Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews

UK-based Dr. Hana Leaper, curator of the Glenbow exhibition Sybil Andrews: Art & Life, shares a Canadian west coast connection with the subject of her curatorial and scholarly endeavours. In fact, it was while visiting family on Quadra Island in B.C. that Leaper first learned about this exhibition's titular artist. Sybil Andrews immigrated from her … Continue reading Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews