Curator Q+A: Ann Morin on Vivian Maier

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum When Anne Morin first encountered the work of Vivian Maier, the mysterious photographer’s name was but a whisper among a select few individuals. Morin, director of the Madrid-based diChroma Photography, was in New York, paying a visit to gallerist Howard Greenberg when he asked her if she wanted to see … Continue reading Curator Q+A: Ann Morin on Vivian Maier

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

A Vivian Maier Primer

When Vivian Maier's cache of photographs was discovered in 2007, a door was opened onto a fascinating art world mystery that has continued to twist and evolve, unspooling new threads even now, well over a decade later. Beyond the core story – Vivian Maier was an extremely private woman who shot thousands of masterful photographs … Continue reading A Vivian Maier Primer

The Eagle Has Landed

Earlier this week local history buff Alan Zakrison posted an interesting tidbit about a long-gone landmark -- a large metal eagle statue that spent decades perched on top of a building at 10 Avenue and 4 Street SW. The post triggered a discussion among Alan's followers as to the current whereabouts of "Abe," aka "Old … Continue reading The Eagle Has Landed

Family Fun: Must-Sees-and-Dos at Glenbow

For many, the holiday season means time with the family, which makes Glenbow an ideal destination over the Christmas break. With over 90,000 square feet chock full of art and history, we guarantee that you and your crew will never get bored. If anything, you might be left wondering where to start. Here are a … Continue reading Family Fun: Must-Sees-and-Dos at Glenbow