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
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
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
WHO (Maya Gohill) Born in Calgary, Maya Gohill completed an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts with a painting emphasis from the University of Calgary, and a MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has many years of teaching experience both here in Calgary at ACAD (now AUArts). Glenbow is … Continue reading The Five Ws with Calgary artist Maya Gohill
The process to physically move Glenbow’s expansive Library and Archives collections has begun, and I can’t think of a better team than the staff from Glenbow and the University of Calgary working together to oversee the challenge of moving millions of records, books, photographs, maps, diaries, journals and business files as quickly and efficiently as possible.