Glenbow Gift Guide: Staff Picks

Searching for that perfect gift?  Something that’s unique and that can’t be bought in the big-box stores? We asked a selection of Glenbow staffers to help us curate a list of what they’re buying from the Glenbow Shop – Calgary’s most artful gift shop –  this holiday season. From high-end jewellry to specialty books to … Continue reading Glenbow Gift Guide: Staff Picks

Thinking Big – A Transformative Collaboration

In collaboration with the University of Calgary, we are excited to announce the creation of the Glenbow Western Research Centre, which will expand the impact of an incredible resource: Glenbow's beloved Library and Archives. At Glenbow we are always seeking new and innovative ways to increase the accessibility and relevance of our incredible collections. The … Continue reading Thinking Big – A Transformative Collaboration

Meet the Curator: Sarah Todd

This past September, Glenbow had the pleasure of announcing the appointment of Sarah Todd as our new Art Curator. Prior to this position, Sarah, who has a wealth of curatorial experience across Canada, had served as Glenbow’s Adult Programming Coordinator, introducing such successful events as our Art Baby Tours and the Salon Series. She also … Continue reading Meet the Curator: Sarah Todd

Most Haunted? A Video Tour of Glenbow’s Spooky Stuff

When you have a collection as large as Glenbow's, you just know there's bound to be a few strange things in there. Macabre, even. Yet, there's a real artistry to some of these objects, such as the painstakingly intricate weave of a Victorian-era human hair wreath or the subtle variations of tint and detail in … Continue reading Most Haunted? A Video Tour of Glenbow’s Spooky Stuff

A Personal Journey Through the Solar System

The exhibition Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson, takes us on a journey through space through the work of three contemporary Canadian artists. In this post, Calgary-born, Düsseldorf-based painter Erik Olson describes the inspiration and approach to his cosmic art, and takes us on a quick tour of our nearest neighbours in space, the … Continue reading A Personal Journey Through the Solar System