March 4 - April 30, 2017
From compelling artworks by both established and emerging artists to fascinating artifacts and documents from Glenbow's Indigenous Studies, Cultural History and Military History collections, the exhibition Recent Acquisitions exemplifies the depth and breadth of Glenbow's vast and varied collection.
For 50 years, Glenbow has collected art and objects that represent the culture and history of our region and beyond. Every item (whether donated or purchased), is acquired into the collection with the intention that it should be used to learn, understand and inspire. This exhibition is an opportunity to share some of the special items that Glenbow collected in 2016.
This exhibition presents the stories behind a fascinating array of art and artifacts, ranging from a former circus worker’s ventriloquist dummy to a bedazzled Stampede blouse designed for Calgary philanthropist Martha Cohen, to Lawren Harris’ iconic landscape Algoma Waterfall, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Katie Ohe, Evan Penny, and Carl Beam. Additionally, this exhibition will feature multiple photographs by Barbara Spohr – the 2016 donation of work spanning Spohr’s career means that Glenbow now holds the largest public collection of works by the influential late photographer