Happy New Year!

We’re welcoming 2019 with open arms and some fresh new art.

But before we race into the future, we wanted to look back at some highlights from 2018. We got to experience some incredible things this past year, including getting to know Frida Kahlo and immersing ourselves in the life and incredible art of Canadian master, Alex Janvier. We tried quilting, embroidery and beading in hands-on art making workshops inspired by the incredible Black Gold Tapestry and we welcomed 20,295 people throughout the year at our monthly Free First Thursday Nights, thanks to the ongoing support of Servus Credit Union.

2019 has even more exciting things in store – we’re breathless in anticipation of the February 3rd opening of Christian Dior, and thrilled to be hosting the work of one of the fastest rising stars in Canadian art photography, Meryl McMaster. We can’t wait to unveil our new exhibition galleries on the second floor, which will show more of Glenbow’s art collection more often. We’ll welcome spring and celebrate International Women’s Day with the opening of Ladylikeness: Historical Portraits of Women by Women, the second exhibition in our collaboration with Library and Archives Canada. Then it will be summer, and Glenbow will be bursting with colour and texture from the optical delights and immersive experiences created by Chicago-based artist Nick Cave. Fall will usher in a major, career-spanning review of the art of renowned printmaker Sybil Andrews. Can’t stop, won’t stop – It’s going to be a busy year!

Top Image: Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2012, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography