Glenbow Museum

Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that portraits and artworks from its collection will be on display in Calgary as of 2018. more

Oct 6, 2016 3:18 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Prudence Heward, "At the Theatre," 1928

MMFA, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest, Photo: MMFA, Christine Guest

It’s taken almost a century, but some of Montreal’s best-known Jazz Age paintings are finally travelling west this fall as the Glenbow Museum in Calgary exhibits the touring show 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group. more

Sep 5, 2016 7:58 PM PREVIEWS

Five local galleries revisit the landscape tradition through the lens of the moving image from September 22 until November 12. more

Aug 23, 2016 8:32 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

RFM McInnis "The Demise of Seventeenth Avenue" (detail) 1979

Collection of Glenbow

Painted from life, one figure at a time, it depicted 60 of the noted artists, dealers, framers, and patrons of the time, in multiple panels totaling 12 metres. more

Feb 23, 2016 9:38 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Glenbow New Acquisitions

Photo by Richard White

Glenbow: Strokes of Genius?

Our Everyday Tourist blogger Richard White riffs on the merits of Glenbow's Free First Thursdays program. Spoiler: he likes it... a lot. more

Feb 19, 2016 12:26 AM The Everyday Tourist

Glenbow announced the induction of music legend Ian Tyson, Calgary philanthropist Dr. Marmie Hess and late Kainai elder Frank Weasel Head as Fellows of the Glenbow-Alberta Institute at the museum’s Annual General Assembly on September 16. more

Sep 17, 2015 3:19 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Most of us don’t give much thought to the frames that cradle paintings. They are, as Calgary framer Jarvis Hall observes, the “unsung hero we don’t notice” in our headlong rush to feast our eyes on the picture, the real star of the show. more

Sep 14, 2015 2:12 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

This short film captures the perspectives of Glenbow’s guest curator, Douglas MacLean, and the widow of artist John Brocke, Anna Gardner, as they reflect on the themes presented in Brocke’s work. Published June 4, 2015. more

Sep 3, 2015 5:32 PM DOCUMENTARIES

It has been more than 23 years, but John Brocke’s masterpiece, Epoch, has finally come home. more

Aug 20, 2015 4:26 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

John Brocke, "Nikki and Julie"

Collection of TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.

The exhibition is presented in a rough timeline, which also separates the works, more or less, into interior and exterior scenes. The curation by Travis Lutley and Douglas Maclean is subtle and clever. more

Aug 18, 2015 8:16 PM EXHIBITIONS 1 Comments

Bleak, oppressive. These words echo on viewing Geoffrey James’ photographs taken at Kingston Penitentiary in 2013, shortly before the closing of the 178-year-old prison. more

Apr 14, 2015 10:55 PM EXHIBITIONS

If you didn’t get to the vast survey of contemporary Canadian art at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, organized by American curator Denise Markonish in 2012, there’s now an opportunity to see it in Western Canada. more

Jan 17, 2015 4:24 PM EXHIBITIONS

"David Thauberger in his Regina studio"

Photo by Don Hall.

Part workshop, part memory palace, David Thauberger’s studio is a long room with high ceilings on the second floor of the old press club building in Regina’s warehouse district. more

Apr 19, 2014 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Jeff de Boer, "French Tournament Cat", 1997

Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Rubber bugs, linoleum, dinner plates and rose petals are but a small selection of the interesting materials you will find in the art that graces "Made in Calgary: The 1990s." more

Feb 28, 2014 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Citing the results of a year of extensive review, consultation and community engagement, Donna Livingstone, President and CEO of Glenbow, announced that moving forward, Glenbow will position itself as a “new kind of art museum”. more

Feb 7, 2014 3:19 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Board of Governors of Glenbow Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Livingstone to the role of full-time President and Chief Executive Officer of Glenbow Museum, effective immediately. more

May 8, 2013 10:09 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Board of Governors of the Glenbow Museum is pleased to announce that Donna Livingstone has been appointed as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Glenbow. more

Nov 6, 2012 12:13 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

"Critical Mass" installation 4

All Collection of the Artist

With faint echoes of historic architectural space, the entrance to Ontario artist Shayne Dark’s exhibition is marked by what almost could be a grand-scale chandelier. But this structure hangs too close to the ground, and the objects more ambivalent. more

Aug 1, 2012 10:06 PM EXHIBITIONS

Glenbow Museum has produced a unique companion to the "1n40rmat10n" exhibition -- a digital publication stored on a reusable USB flash drive card. more

Apr 26, 2012 10:08 AM BLOGS & BUZZ 1 Comments

A recent exhibition that brought five historic Blackfoot artifacts back to Alberta has won a prize from the American Anthropology Association. more

Dec 31, 2011 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ



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