Winter 2020 Exhibitions Preview, Pt. 2

Although our Winter 2020 exhibition season officially kicks off on February 8, that's not the end of our new offerings. We've dug deep into our collections, collaborated with some amazing individuals and institutions, and have come up with a full slate of shows that will open throughout February and March. Come discover the stories only … Continue reading Winter 2020 Exhibitions Preview, Pt. 2

The Pulse of Calgary Art: One New Work

Fibre art, photography, printmaking, sculpture and installations… Name a contemporary art media and chances are it’s been featured in Glenbow’s ongoing One New Work series, the brainchild of curator Nancy Tousley. Now in its tenth iteration with Nicole Kelly Westman: Pastoral | Calamity, One New Work showcases the wide gamut of practices emanating from a … Continue reading The Pulse of Calgary Art: One New Work

Remembering Jeffrey Spalding (1951-2019)

The Canadian arts community lost a vibrant and tireless champion on October 14 with the passing of Jeffrey Spalding. An internationally renowned painter, curator, writer, teacher and director, Spalding was an important advocate for Canadian art and artists for over 40 years. Renowned for his tenacity and vision, Spalding served as director and/or chief curator … Continue reading Remembering Jeffrey Spalding (1951-2019)

Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews

UK-based Dr. Hana Leaper, curator of the Glenbow exhibition Sybil Andrews: Art & Life, shares a Canadian west coast connection with the subject of her curatorial and scholarly endeavours. In fact, it was while visiting family on Quadra Island in B.C. that Leaper first learned about this exhibition's titular artist. Sybil Andrews immigrated from her … Continue reading Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews

Sybil Andrews: Moving Life

“If you want to get anywhere in the art world that matters, you must draw and draw and draw. Because drawing is the bones of your picture. And in drawing you learn to see form, design, rhythm and structure.” – Sybil Andrews, from the 1991 Glenbow interview In anticipation of our upcoming exhibition, Sybil Andrew: … Continue reading Sybil Andrews: Moving Life