Art Stories

Sunsout by Jack Bush with Dr. Sarah Stanners

In this episode we are joined by Dr. Sarah Stanners, Director of the Jack Bush Catalogue Raisonné project, to learn about Sunsout, painted by Jack Bush in 1973. 

Dr. Stanners is an independent art historian, curator and an Adjunct Professor in the department of Art History at the University of Toronto. From 2015 – 18, she was the Chief Curator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and in 2014 she co-curated the Jack Bush retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada. Dr. Stanners is currently in the final stages of a decade long project to produce the Jack Bush Catalogue Raisonné, which is slated to be released in 2023 – 2024. 

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Celebrating 150 Years of Emily Carr with Ross King

In this episode, Governor General Award-winning author Ross King discusses the life of Emily Carr on what would be her 150th birthday. Ross King is the author of Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven (2012). 

We invite you to join us in the gallery to view Emily Carr: 150 Years, A Celebration, an exhibition of Emily Carr works from private collections, on display until December 18th, 2021.

A.Y. Jackson, Rocky Mountains featuring Lisa Christensen
In this episode, author and art historian Lisa Christensen discusses Rocky Mountains by A.Y Jackson. Lisa Christensen is the author of four award-winning books describing trail access to the spots where Canadian artists have sat to paint. Her latest book Truth and Beauty in the Canadian Rockies: An Explorer’s Guide to the Art of Walter J. Phillips was a finalist in the 2020 High Plains Book Awards.

To purchase books by Lisa, click here.

Ross King on Lawren Harris’ Icebergs, Disco Bay, Greenland

In this episode, Governor General award-winning author Ross King discusses Lawren Harris’ 1930 sketch, Iceberg, Disco Bay, Greenland (1930)Ross King is the author of Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven

Special thanks to the Estate of Lawren Harris and Library and Archives Canada for allowing us to share footage filmed by Lawren Harris on his 1930 trip to the Arctic on the S.S. Beothic.

The Whyte Museum Rocky Mountain Legends Online Auction

In this episode of Art Stories, Ryan Green talks with Anne Ewen, the Chief Curator of Art and Heritage at the Whyte Museum, and Rod Green, former President of Masters Gallery and current Board Member at the Whyte Museum, about the museum’s current Rocky Mountain Legends Online Auction.

Presented online courtesy of Levis Fine Art Auctions, the auction offers bidders objects with a strong connection to the Bow Valley. The auction will support the museum’s expansion of virtual access and enhanced Indigenous programming. Over 160 items are being offered, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, folk art, ceramics, and memorable mountain experiences. Featured items include a number of rare objects such as a signed first-edition book by Emily Carr, and paintings by H.G. Glyde, Walter J. Phillips, David Thauberger, Michael Cameron, Chris Flodberg, and many more. Of note to bidders, there is no buyer’s premium. The auction is open now, and will close on June 13th, the day of Catherine Robb Whyte’s 115th birthday.

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Glenbow Reimagined with CEO Nicholas Bell
In this episode of Art Stories, Ryan Green talks with Nicholas Bell, the President and CEO of Calgary’s Glenbow Museum about his journey with museums and heritage, what we can expect from the anxiously awaited Glenbow revitalization and how you can be a part of it. Bell has been the President of the Glenbow since 2019, and has previously held positions as the Senior Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, and as the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington.

Click here for more information on Glenbow’s Reimagined Campaign

For more information on how you can support the Glenbow, please contact:
Kim Kadatz, VP Advancement

Lisa Christensen on J.E.H. MacDonald’s Mt. Odaray, Lake O’Hara Area

Charles C. Hill on Autumn Hillside
by Franklin Carmichael

Ross King on Sketch in Algoma
by Frank Johnston

Lisa Christensen on Hazy Day, Mount Oderey
by J.E.H. MacDonald

Nancy Townshend on Chinook IV
by Marion Nicoll

Chris Flodberg on his Mountain series

Ian Dejardin on A Like Vision: The Group of Seven at 100 at the McMichael Collection

Lisa Christensen on Pair of Oxen and Deer in Winter
by Maud Lewis

Leslie Drisdale on Event in Ottawa
by Molly Lamb Bobak

Dr. Roald Nasgaard on Rouge, Mon Amour
by Jean McEwen

Monique Westra on Bijoux Broyés by Jean Paul Riopelle

David Silcox on Algonquin Park
by Arthur Lismer

Amy Dryer on Dwelling Place

Lisa Christensen on Cliff and Mountain Lake by J.E.H. MacDonald

Monique Westra on Silvers by Joe Fafard