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

The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions

Glenbow’s goal is to collect and share stories that matter to our community. The Recent Acquisitions series of exhibitions offer an opportunity to show how Glenbow’s collection is growing and evolving. Each of these objects or artworks holds a story (maybe even a few). They can also inspire new stories, gaining life and purpose from … Continue reading The Art of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions

Behind the Scenes: The Conservation Lab

As you can probably imagine, the art and artifacts you see throughout Glenbow require significant care and attention to preserve and protect them. Conservators are skilled chemists, painters, sculptors and problem solvers dedicated to the art and science of making delicate interventions needed to address the wear and tear of time. Glenbow's conservators occupy a … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: The Conservation Lab

Haute Collection

From opulent evening gowns, chic cocktail wear and smart daytime apparel, the garments featured in the exhibition Christian Dior are drawn from the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. Which begs the question: just how did the ROM go about building such a fabulous wardrobe? From the get-go, fashion and textiles have been an integral … Continue reading Haute Collection