Frances Anne Beechey Hopkins, Canoes In A Fog, Lake Superior, 1869, Collection of Glenbow.

JR Shaw Institute for Art in Canada

A centre of research and creative practice.

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The JR Shaw Institute for Art in Canada at Glenbow is dedicated to celebrating art in Canada by engaging communities in creative exhibitions and programs, advancing artistic practices, fostering research and inquiry and providing opportunities for diverse voices.

Created thanks to a $10 million endowment from Shaw Family Foundation, the Institute is devoted to supporting art and artists in Canada. It will feature annual exhibitions, an artist-in-residence program, a research fellowship, opportunities for further study through an internship program, programs for children and artist-in-conversation events. Through its programs, the Institute will represent stories of art and artists and engage with ideas and artistic expressions that shape Canada today.

In developing programming for the Institute, we are committed to exploring art from across the country, from time immemorial to the present. We recognize the centrality of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in this land, and we acknowledge our responsibility to work toward reconciliation. We are committed to becoming a centre where people can learn about each other, from each other, and where artists, creators, collections and community voices help us tell stories about art in Canada.

To explore art in Canada through Glenbow’s collections, please view our collections booklet. If you are interested in connecting with us about the Institute’s work, we’d love to hear from you—please contact Jocelyn Anderson, Director, JR Shaw Institute for Art in Canada at

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