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Glenbow Museum

For the first time in this country, visitors will be able to see a treasure trove of images previously locked away in the Kahlo estate archives for more than 50 years. more

Dec 15, 2017 10:45 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Glenbow has announced the induction of acclaimed writer and professor Aritha van Herk, George Bezaire, past Chair, Glenbow Board of Governors, and award-winning senior Calgary photographer George Webber as Fellows of the Glenbow-Alberta Institute. more

Oct 5, 2017 3:53 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Beautiful and gentle, but with a political pulse like a metronome, the "Black Gold Tapestry" is contemporary fine craft based on a medieval masterpiece. more

Sep 25, 2017 12:00 PM PREVIEWS

An exhibition that explores Canada's love affair with the canoe through art is on view at the Glenbow. more

Jul 28, 2017 5:15 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Miss Chief Eagle Testickle usually struts across Kent Monkman’s canvases in her spike heels fearlessly battling – and ravishing – cowboys, settlers and Mounties. more

Jun 18, 2017 11:57 AM PREVIEWS

"Artefacts: Contemporary Moving Images Adad Hannah: The Raft of the Medusa (Saint-Louis)" the first of three-part exhibition series on at Glenbow until May 22, 2017. more

Mar 26, 2017 1:21 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

When Geraldine Moodie created a 1906 portrait of several Inuit mothers with their offspring, including two naked babies, her camera captured an atmosphere of maternal ease and warmth. more

Feb 5, 2017 2:30 PM PREVIEWS

As the shortest day of the year arrives, visitors to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary can contemplate the longest via a fascinating project by M.N. Hutchinson. more

Dec 15, 2016 12:20 PM PREVIEWS

Bill Viola, "Walking on the Edge," 2012

Courtesy of Bill Viola Studio and James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Fusi says he knew the artists and their work before moving this year to Calgary, but once confronted with Alberta’s landscape and art history, connected the contemporaneous tendencies in how they address landscape and art. And so the show was born. more

Oct 31, 2016 9:43 PM EXHIBITIONS

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

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