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

An Artful Legacy – Warren Schmitke’s Gift to Glenbow

Items from Warren Schmitke's collection Warren Schmitke had a passion for museums. An avid world traveler and collector, he visited museums and galleries wherever he went; places like Turkey, Croatia, Northern Europe, Afghanistan, Australia, Russia and Burma (now Myanmar). As he travelled, Schmitke amassed a collection of objects, artworks and mementos, all of which he … Continue reading An Artful Legacy – Warren Schmitke’s Gift to Glenbow

Fall 2019 Exhibitions Preview

From the dynamic linocuts of master printmaker Sybil Andrews to the art of everyday objects, and with a roster chock full of both established and emerging contemporary Canadian artists, Glenbow presents four original exhibitions opening on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Join us for the official season Launch Party on October 19 at 7:30pm. All are … Continue reading Fall 2019 Exhibitions Preview

Collection Connection: Sybil Andrews and Glenbow

This October we are excited to mount the exhibition Sybil Andrews: Art & Life, a retrospective showcasing the fascinating life and remarkable career of this important English-Canadian printmaker. Recognized internationally as the major study centre for the life and work of Andrews, Glenbow is uniquely positioned to tell her story. When Andrews passed away in … Continue reading Collection Connection: Sybil Andrews and Glenbow

Installing Nick Cave’s Architectural Forest

Of the many wonders encountered in the exhibition Nick Cave: Feat., the most monumental is the Architectural Forest, a large-scale installation with thousands of brightly coloured beads and almost psychedelically patterned strands of bamboo. As visitors walk around the hanging elements, which collectively suggest an enchanted forest of sorts, their visual perception of its architecture … Continue reading Installing Nick Cave’s Architectural Forest