Behind the Scenes: The Conservation Lab

As you can probably imagine, the art and artifacts you see throughout Glenbow require significant care and attention to preserve and protect them. Conservators are skilled chemists, painters, sculptors and problem solvers dedicated to the art and science of making delicate interventions needed to address the wear and tear of time. Glenbow's conservators occupy a … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: The Conservation Lab

Collection Close-up: Marilyn Monroe in Banff

The photograph of Marilyn Monroe at the top of this page was donated to Glenbow in 2008 by a private collector. The moment was captured by Vancouver-based artist Glenn Lewis in 1953, when he was in his late teens. He was working in the kitchen at the Banff Springs Hotel and Monroe was in town … Continue reading Collection Close-up: Marilyn Monroe in Banff

In Cranversation

One New Work curator Nancy Tousley has described the ongoing exhibition series as “a laboratory in which a curator and an artist working together can expand the conventional models of museum presentation…” It’s hard to think of another artist more suited to this process than veteran Calgary artist Chris Cran, a perpetual experimenter and explorer … Continue reading In Cranversation

Dior Perfumes Video Tour

From the beginning, perfume was a part of the Dior brand. When the House of Dior opened in 1947, its salons were scented with Miss Dior, the company’s first fragrance. During the installation of our Christian Dior exhibition, Vincent Leret, Patrimony Project Manager for Christian Dior Parfums, came to Glenbow to personally oversee the preparation of … Continue reading Dior Perfumes Video Tour

What We’re Reading

From the bizarre to the inspired, the local to the international and the little-read to the viral, here are some of the art and culture news stories that we’re reading right now. Christian Dior at Glenbow News First 10 years of Christian Dior’s fashions on display at Glenbow – CTV – read or watch Glenbow … Continue reading What We’re Reading