Shirfu has offered to give us our very own guided tour of the Glenbow’s Asian Exhibit! Although we know him as our teacher, Shirfu also teaches Asian studies at the University of Calgary and has extensive knowledge about this collection.
Here is a description of the exhibit from the Glenbow website:
“Many Faces, Many Paths: Art of Asia
Glenbow’s Asian Gallery, Many Faces, Many Paths: Art of Asia, includes more than 80 superb sculptures from Asia, some of which have been loaned and most of which have been gifted by the Bumper Development Corporation Ltd. of Calgary. Glenbow is especially pleased to be the steward of this outstanding collection because it gives the museum an unusual opportunity to represent the splendid artistic heritage of the growing population of Asian Canadians in our city and province. The Asian Gallery is an integral part of Glenbow’s effort not only to bridge cultures while building awareness of the diverse communities of Canada but also to make Calgary the home of some of the world’s most accomplished works of art.”
The first Thursday of each month is free so there should be no entry fee. However please have some money in case their policies have changed or there are unexpected expenses.
You can sign up for this event on our Meetup site.
Please meet by the ticket counter inside the Glenbow museum at 6:45 so can start the tour at 7pm. The tour will be about 1.5 hours.