Interview: Dr. Ilya Parkins — Fashion, Feminism and Christian Dior

When Christian Dior presented his debut collection in 1947, his "New Look" took the world by storm. That part of the official narrative has long been established. However, a key characteristic of storms is turbulence. While the "New Look" was celebrated in the pages of the fashion press and society salons, it was met with … Continue reading Interview: Dr. Ilya Parkins — Fashion, Feminism and Christian Dior

Artist Interview: Meryl McMaster

Meryl McMaster’s powerful photographic explorations of identity and representation have seen the artist’s star steadily ascend within the contemporary art world. The Globe and Mail writes that “There's a mythic quality to McMaster's images, but they also show the burden of history…,” while CBC Arts describes her work as “…a striking collection of contemporary photography … Continue reading Artist Interview: Meryl McMaster

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

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

Curator Conversation: Ladylikeness

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter,” once said Oscar Wilde, which leaves us to ponder what the artworks in Ladylikeness: Historical Portraits of Women by Women reveal about their creators. In short, quite a lot. Through Ladylikeness, which Glenbow produced in partnership with Library … Continue reading Curator Conversation: Ladylikeness