Curator Q + A: Madeleine Trudeau on Metamorphosis

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum Sexuality, gender construction and body image. Aging and mortality. Transformation. The artworks in Metamorphosis: Contemporary Canadian Portraits explore big themes, sometimes all within one piece. The exhibition is the third in a five part collaboration between Glenbow and Library and Archives Canada and draws on material from both institutions by … Continue reading Curator Q + A: Madeleine Trudeau on Metamorphosis

Winter 2020 Exhibitions Preview, Pt. 2

Although our Winter 2020 exhibition season officially kicked off on February 8, that wasn't 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

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

New Year, New Glenbow

Happy New Year! We’re welcoming 2019 with open arms and some fresh new art. But before we race into the future, we wanted to look back at some highlights from 2018. We got to experience some incredible things this past year, including getting to know Frida Kahlo and immersing ourselves in the life and incredible … Continue reading New Year, New Glenbow