The Glenbow Museum Shop is winding down operations as we prepare to renovate and reimagine the building.
Almost everything is 75% off! To make it even easier to shop local, we’ve extended our hours and have hand-picked some excellent finds. Get all of your Christmas shopping done at a fraction of the price!
The Glenbow Shop will close as of October 31, 2020.
Extended Shop Hours:
Made in Calgary: An Exploration of Art from the 1990s to the 2000s
Now $12.49 (Retail $49.95)
Published March 2016 by Glenbow Museum
Made in Calgary began as a series of five exhibitions developed by Glenbow that presented a survey of the visual arts in Calgary from the 1960s to the 2000s. As we look back on these five decades of Calgary’s artistic heritage, it is clear that the arts in Calgary have diversified as much as the city itself.
Through the artwork documented in this publication, made by hundreds of artists who have called Calgary home, one can come to appreciate the larger interconnected story of the visual arts in Calgary, and the many individuals and organizations who have contributed to its creation.
Made in Calgary includes vivid colour photographs of artwork by more than 200 artists; through these images and the context and commentary provided by the book’s authors, this publication captures the history and vibrancy of Calgary’s visual arts through the eyes and experiences of those who lived it.
Necklace by Glenbow 2018 Artist-in-Residence Albertine Crow Shoe
Now $425 (Retail $850)
Albertine Crow Shoe incorporates traditional symbolism, designs and material into her work her as jeweller, blending it all with new materials and her own unique vision. This approach made Crow Shoe, a member of the Piikani Nation, an ideal participant for Glenbow’s Artist in Residence program, in which an artist is invited to research an area of the collection and create new work based on their findings.
During her time as Artist in Residence throughout 2018, Crow Shoe found inspiration in traditional Blackfoot motifs, including floral designs and quillwork, as well as Haida and Inuit materials.
In the resulting exhibition, Sik sika tsi ta pi sini / Sa kaiss skoo na tapiwa / Kii pait ta pii sin noon (The Blackfoot People’s Way of Life is Still Strong), Crow Shoe’s art works are displayed alongside the objects by which they were inspired.
Limited Edition Guy Weadick Belt Buckle
Now $34.50 (Retail $138)
This is a replica of a belt buckle owned by Guy Weadick which is in Glenbow’s collection. The original buckle was crafted in 1912 to honour Weadick’s efforts to promote Calgary’s first Stampede. Gold belt buckles such as this one were popular prizes with rodeo competitors who lived on the move.
The replica belt buckles were produced for the Glenbow Shop in 2012 to mark the Stampede’s 100th year.
Sybil Andrews Utility Bag
Now $11.25 (Retail $45)
Official Sybil Andrews merchandise was developed to accompany Glenbow’s 2019 exhibition Sybil Andrews: Art & Life.
Glenbow’s connection with Sybil Andrews began in the early 1980s, when the museum organized an exhibition of her linocuts. As a result of this interest in her work, Andrews gifted more than 500 of her artworks to Glenbow, as well as the contents of her studio, which included personal papers and objects, making Glenbow the major study centre for Andrews’ life and work.
Inuit Stone Seal Hunter by Pootoogook Ashevak, 1996
Now $235 (Retail $470)
Inuit carvings were produced prior to contact with the Western world. Today, Inuit carvers continue to carve pieces entirely by hand. Power tools are occasionally used, but most artists prefer to use an axe and file, as this gives them more control over the stone. The final stage of carving is the polishing, which is done with several grades of waterproof sandpaper, and hours and hours of rubbing. The most common material is now soapstone, serpentine, either deposits from the Arctic, which range from black to light green in colour or orange-red imports from Brazil. Inuit soapstone carvings have become the most well known of all Inuit stone carvings however, other materials are used in Inuit sculptures and they include; caribou antlers, ivory from marine mammals, and the bone of various animals.
Vase by Tyler Rock
Now $27.50 (Retail $110)
“Tyler (Rock) is one of Canada’s premier glass artists. His work has received recognition from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Alberta College of Art and Design and the Canada Council for the Arts. He has also been selected as “Artist in Residence” at the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. Tyler is also an instructor in the glass program at the Alberta College of Art and Design as well as at the Corning Museum of Glass. He has exhibited work extensively in galleries both in Canada and the United States. Rock’s work can be found in many private, corporate and public collections in Canada including the private collection of the Premier of Alberta, the offices of the Prime Minister in Ottawa and the Department of Foreign Affairs.” – Fibrebrand Glass Studio
Ammolite Earrings from the Korite Collection
Now $220 (Retail $440)
Korite is the largest, most trusted source for the world’s finest ammolite.
Founded from a passion for paleontology and an entrepreneurial spirit – in 1979 Rene Vandervelde purchased a young business from the Kormos family and named it Korite. Rene’s vision was to introduce the world to the beautiful and captivating Ammolite. Discovered in 1906 by the Geological Survey of Canada, Rene had heard of Ammolite and was fascinated by its history, rarity and cultural significance. Indigenous Canadians refer to Ammolite as the “Buffalo Stone”, others refer to Ammolite as the “Energy Stone” or “Spirit Stone”. Ammolite comes from the fossilization of Ammonite Cephalopods, which are found around the world yet, only in the Bearpaw Formation of Southern Alberta did they mineralize and become the rare and colourful gemstone.
Eagle Woodcut by Ted Baker, Squamish Nation
Now $147.50 (Retail $295)
Ted Baker was born in 1966 and grew up on the North Shore near Capilano River.
He is a member of the Squamish Nation and started carving when he was 14 years old. His first teacher was his father Albert Baker and his brother Fred Baker Jr. Ted’s family of artists is known for their carved masks, smaller totem poles, rattles, and figurines.
Things They Don’t Teach You in School
Now $8.75 (Retail $35)
Why doesn’t the Mona Lisa have eyebrows? In what year was shampoo invented? What is the maximum number of holes a bowling ball is allowed to have?
Things they don’t teach you in school is definitely not your traditional trivia game with boring questions. Instead, this is a hilarious and addictively entertaining trivia game with more than 400 unexpected questions and answers you’ll never see coming!
Now $77.50 (Retail $310) – SOLD
From Wikipedia: Zuni fetishes are small carvings made from primarily stone but also shell, fossils, and other materials by the Zuni people from the Zuni Rive Valley in what is now New Mexico, United States. Within the Zuni community, these carvings serve ceremonial purposes for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture. As a form of contemporary Native American art, they are sold with secular intentions to collectors.
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos Exhibition Catalogue
Now $13.75 (Retail $55)
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos was on exhibit at Glenbow in 2018. This is the catalogue that accompanied that exhibition.
Frida Kahlo’s distinctive, colourful self-portraits and extraordinary life have made her one of the most recognized artists of the twentieth century. Less well known is her special relationship with photography. Throughout her life, Kahlo meticulously collected photographs of herself and her loved ones as well as scenes of Mexican culture, politics, art, history and nature. The exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos gives us the opportunity to better understand the woman behind the artist: her origins, her roots, her friendships and romantic relationships, her constant fight with her fragile health, her political tendencies, and the strong role that photography played in her life and work.