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

Winter 2020 Exhibitions Preview, Pt I

February is for photography! It's become an annual tradition at Glenbow to kick off the year with a great photo exhibition as we align with the annual Exposure Photography Festival, and this coming year is no exception. We're thrilled to bring you Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands, chock full of stunning images by one … Continue reading Winter 2020 Exhibitions Preview, Pt I

Asking Big Questions: An Interview with Glenbow President & CEO Nicholas R. Bell

What is Glenbow? The answer isn’t as simple as you think. With its vast collection – one of the largest of its kind in Western Canada – the museum encompasses contemporary and historical art, cultural and military history, and extensive materials relating to the rich history and traditions of the Indigenous peoples of Treaty 7 … Continue reading Asking Big Questions: An Interview with Glenbow President & CEO Nicholas R. Bell

Installing Nick Cave’s Architectural Forest

Of the many wonders encountered in the exhibition Nick Cave: Feat., the most monumental is the Architectural Forest, a large-scale installation with thousands of brightly coloured beads and almost psychedelically patterned strands of bamboo. As visitors walk around the hanging elements, which collectively suggest an enchanted forest of sorts, their visual perception of its architecture … Continue reading Installing Nick Cave’s Architectural Forest

Rescue Me: Nick Cave’s Affinity for Found Objects

Abandoned objects play a central role in the work of visual artist Nick Cave. His creative process often begins with a trip to a second-hand store or flea market (he makes a point to visit one in every city he finds himself in). Cave searches for interesting objects that hold nostalgic or historical meaning or … Continue reading Rescue Me: Nick Cave’s Affinity for Found Objects