A little art in the Glenbow

Calgary’s Glenbow Museum in downtown Calgary had a small art gallery, but the paintings contained in the gallery were worth a look.

There was a David Thauberger exhibition, Road Trips and other Diversions, showing during my visit. The colourful paintings gave a sense of the prairies with mainly buildings set on a flat landscape.

Canoes in the Fog, Lake Superior, 1869 by Frances Ann Hopkins

Unbeknown to me, my favourite Canadian painting was in the gallery. When I peered into Frances Ann Hopkins’ Canoes in a Fog, Lake Superior, I could almost hear the oars swish through the still water and feel the fog on my face. What a treat.

The Stampede (1883) – Frederick Verner

To me, it put Vancouver and Victoria’s art galleries to shame and Calgary isn’t even the province’s capital city.

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