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

Ladylikeness Preview

This year we're marking International Women's Day (Friday, March 8) with the opening of the exhibition Ladylikeness: Historical Portraits of Women by Women, produced in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Glenbow's Sarah Todd, who co-curated Ladylikeness with LAC's Madeleine Trudeau, gives us a sneak peek at two artworks — a painting and a … Continue reading Ladylikeness Preview

What We’re Reading – March 5, 2019

From media coverage of our exhibitions to intrigue in the art world at large, here are the links that had us clicking in the past couple of weeks. Glenbow in the News Calgary's Chris Cran still 'tampering with people's perceptions' in new Glenbow exhibition – Calgary Herald – read. Dramatic self-portraits by Cree artist seek … Continue reading What We’re Reading – March 5, 2019

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

Cosmic Career: A Gathie Falk Primer

Glenbow's Cosmos exhibition features enchanting paintings of the night sky by ninety-year-old Vancouver based artist Gathie Falk. These whimsical paintings are well-known and widely collected, representing a significant part of Falk’s interdisciplinary output. Perhaps what is less well-known is Falk’s incredible life story, and her contribution as one of Canada’s most radical and pioneering artists … Continue reading Cosmic Career: A Gathie Falk Primer