The Legacy of Eric Harvie

The foundations of Glenbow were effectively laid by one individual: Eric Lafferty Harvie. An inveterate collector, Harvie amassed an eclectic blend of materials from the Canadian West and around the world. His true legacy, however, lies in his gift to this province: in 1966, Harvie and his family donated the entirety of his collection, which … Continue reading The Legacy of Eric Harvie

Making The Art of Resilience

We can thank renowned Kainai artist Faye Heavyshield for inadvertently kick-starting the process that led to the making of our current exhibition, The Art of Resilience. A few years ago, Heavyshield approached Glenbow about having a group of children visit the museum’s Indigenous Studies collection area to look at objects related to their heritage and, … Continue reading Making The Art of Resilience

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

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