Exhibitions

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies acquires, preserves, interprets and makes accessible the history and culture of the Rocky Mountains of Canada by inspiring and cultivating the exchange of knowledge and ideas through our collections and exhibitions.

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MANSIONS TO MOUNTAINS: IN CONVERSATION WITH CATHARINE ROBB WHYTE

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SUMMER 2021
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Mansions to Mountains will re-engage with the remarkable life of Catharine Robb Whyte from a fresh perspective. Instead of relying solely on scripted construal’s from curatorial, Catharine’s story is voiced through uninhibited diary entries to her fictious friend Buz (1921 – 1928), duty-bound, yet loving letters to her mother Edith Morse Robb (1929 – 1962), and from her ambitious annual Christmas messages (1963 – 1978). Along with her words, Catharine’s legacy is observed through her renderings and canvases, as well as archival photographs and personal artifacts.

Images: WMCR, Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds (V683/III/A/1/PA/032, V683/III/A/1/PA/006, V683/IV/A/PA/342, M36/I/A/2B/I/90/7/001, and M36/II/F/3/2016)

RECENT ACQUISITIONS

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SUMMER 2021

Our collections are the foundation of what we do; they are what makes us unique.

 

Exhibitions, research, events, and programs germinate from their content to inspire and enthrall our audiences. We compliment our collections with related loaned objects and memorabilia to create meaningful connections with our visitors.

For the Art and Heritage collections we were honoured to receive stunning artifacts, paintings, drawings, and sculpture from numerous sources and it is with sheer joy and gratitude that we accept these exceptional treasures.

THOMAS W. FRIPP (1864 – 1931, BRITISH BORN CANADIAN)

Mt. Stephan, B.C.

1925

38 x 51 c.m.

Gift of Rod Green, 2021

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GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES

ONGOING
Indigenous Exhibition, Heritage Gallery.
Gateway to the Rockies shares Canadian Rockies history through art, artifacts and archives and library materials.
 
A new section, Hobnails, Beads and Pearls addresses how women from diverse cultures and backgrounds encountered and explored our Rocky Mountain landscape.

This gallery also has information on Indigenous Peoples, surveying, guiding and outfitting, travel, tourism and more!

TREASURES WITHIN:
50 Years of Collecting

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As well as being talented artists, Peter Whyte and Catharine Robb Whyte combined their resources to create this gem of a museum. The land came from the Whyte family and the money from the Robb family. Peter and Catharine painted, purchased, or donated the paintings contained within this exhibition, and some of the artists exhibited here became mentors, friends or confidants.

The Founders' Gallery features rotating exhibitions that celebrate the vision and creativity of the Whyte Museum's founders, Peter Whyte and Catharine Robb Whyte.


Image: Peter Whyte, Bear Street Alley, Banff, 1933, oil on canvas, 27.5 x 35 cm, WyP.01.052
 

Upcoming Exhibitions