Enclosing Some Snapshots: The Photography of Métis Activist James Brady

This Saturday, March 21 was originally slated to be the opening day for the exhibition Enclosing Some Snapshots: The Photography of Metis Activist James Brady. Unfortunately, due to our current global situation, that is no longer possible in the physical galleries of the museum. However, in the spirit of our Glenbow From Home initiative, we … Continue reading Enclosing Some Snapshots: The Photography of Métis Activist James Brady

Curator Q+A: Paul Seesequasis

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum James Brady led the kind of life that could easily be made into an epic film. He was both a fearless political organizer and intrepid outdoorsman; a card carrying Marxist and veteran of the Canadian Forces in World War II. Among his achievements were the founding of the Métis Association … Continue reading Curator Q+A: Paul Seesequasis

Making The Art of Resilience

We can thank renowned Kainai artist Faye Heavyshield for inadvertently kick-starting the process that led to the making of our current exhibition, The Art of Resilience. A few years ago, Heavyshield approached Glenbow about having a group of children visit the museum’s Indigenous Studies collection area to look at objects related to their heritage and, … Continue reading Making The Art of Resilience

Artist Interview: Meryl McMaster

Meryl McMaster’s powerful photographic explorations of identity and representation have seen the artist’s star steadily ascend within the contemporary art world. The Globe and Mail writes that “There's a mythic quality to McMaster's images, but they also show the burden of history…,” while CBC Arts describes her work as “…a striking collection of contemporary photography … Continue reading Artist Interview: Meryl McMaster