Calling all art lovers, history buffs and seekers of beauty. Explore the largest art collection west of Toronto, including many little-known works rarely seen by the public. Follow the development of the west through the watercolours and drawings of early surveyors and explorers. Explore the Glenbow’s impressive collection of prints and drawings, including early Inuit prints, the bold Modernist works of Sybil Andrews and the delicate grace of W. J. Phillips’ woodcuts. Marvel at the signature works by the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, Charlie Russell, and enjoy the whimsical humour of Saskatchewan artists Joe Fafard and Vic Cicansky. Along the way, discover the President’s Choice – a rarely seen collection of paintings by American illustrator J.F. Kernan.
As if this wasn’t enough, your Behind the Scenes Tour may also include a visit to the Glenbow’s wonderful cultural history collection where the art of making shines through folk art furniture, clothing, jewelry and toys. Donna Livingstone, President & CEO, and Melanie Kjorlien, VP of Access, Collections and Exhibitions, will be your tour guides for this unique adventure. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the Glenbow the way the employees do.
The Ideas Week labs are presented in partnership with Best of Calgary and First Calgary Financial. The intention is to bring Calgarians an exclusive opportunity to connect with the best of our city through fun, interactive and unique events.