Discovering the Discovery Room

As we gear up for the swiftly approaching holiday break, readying our galleries for the throngs of families that will soon grace our doors in search of meaningful experiences, we thought to take a closer look at the perfect family destination within Glenbow – the Discovery Room! Located at the top of the stairs on … Continue reading Discovering the Discovery Room

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

Artist Interview: Albertine Crow Shoe

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum 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 … Continue reading Artist Interview: Albertine Crow Shoe

The Five Ws with Calgary artist Maya Gohill

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