The Legacy of Eric Harvie

The foundations of Glenbow were effectively laid by one individual: Eric Lafferty Harvie. An inveterate collector, Harvie amassed an eclectic blend of materials from the Canadian West and around the world. His true legacy, however, lies in his gift to this province: in 1966, Harvie and his family donated the entirety of his collection, which … Continue reading The Legacy of Eric Harvie

Slideshow: Moments in Dior

Over the past 105 days that the Christian Dior exhibition has been at Glenbow, we've seen some record-breaking attendance as visitors came out in full force to enjoy Calgary's first major fashion exhibition. We've loved seeing your reactions to the exhibition and have gathered a few of our favourite moments. As you can see, expressions … Continue reading Slideshow: Moments in Dior

A Nick Cave Primer

Nick Cave has people talking (and writing and filming). A bonafide "rockstar" of the art world, the 60-year-old Chicago-based artist has been wowing audiences for decades with his creations: immersive mixed-media supernovas of colour, form and, when you scratch the surface, profound messaging. In anticipation of his upcoming exhibition at Glenbow, Nick Cave: Feat. — … Continue reading A Nick Cave Primer

Svetlana Lloyd: The Face of Dior

If you've paid a visit to Glenbow in the months since the Christian Dior exhibition opened, you’re likely quite familiar with Svetlana Lloyd, whose visage greets visitors coming in from both the 8th and 9th Avenue entrances to the museum. This image of Lloyd, famously taken by photographer William Klein in 1957, has also appeared … Continue reading Svetlana Lloyd: The Face of Dior