Curator Q + A: Madeleine Trudeau on Metamorphosis

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum Sexuality, gender construction and body image. Aging and mortality. Transformation. The artworks in Metamorphosis: Contemporary Canadian Portraits explore big themes, sometimes all within one piece. The exhibition is the third in a five part collaboration between Glenbow and Library and Archives Canada and draws on material from both institutions by … Continue reading Curator Q + A: Madeleine Trudeau on Metamorphosis

The Blackfoot Language Revival

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum In 1957, Sheldon First Rider, a member of the Kainai Nation, was taken from the home he shared with his grandmother and sent to St. Paul Residential School near Cardston  – just one of the estimated 150,000 Indigenous children in Canada placed in the residential school system over the course … Continue reading The Blackfoot Language Revival

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

Ric Kokotovich: There’s No Place Like New Orleans

Ric Kokotovich wants to assure his caller that any sudden popping noises that might be heard on his end of the line is not the sound of gunfire. The Alberta-born artist and filmmaker, who now makes his home in the San Sebastian area of Mérida, Mexico, explains that local festivities at this time of year … Continue reading Ric Kokotovich: There’s No Place Like New Orleans