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Upcoming Programs at the Whyte!

Updated: Mar 16

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The Whyte Museum will be offering a series of monthly online book talks, online film screenings, in person outdoor workshops, and more. Here is a glimpse of what we will be offering in March and April!

Book Talks

Ayesha Clough Presents:

Red Barn Books: The Story So Far

March 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. on Zoom


Meet Alberta's Emerging Publisher of the Year, whose books focus on horses and western living. Ride along as Ayesha Clough, the owner and operator of Red Barn Books, shares some of the neat wins, light-hearted episodes, and many obstacles she's encountered along the way. Hear excerpts from Rocky Mountain Rangers, Horse Woman, Howdy, I’m John Ware, and Leadersh*t. Grab a drink, get comfy, and let's make this a fun interactive evening between friends.

Image Courtesy of Ayesha Clough 2021

Website: RedBarn Books

PearlAnn Reichwein Presents:

Uplift: Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts

April 15, 2021 at 7 p.m. on Zoom

$5 or Free for Members

PearlAnn Reichwein and Karen Wall recount this engaging history. Over its first four decades the school produced and circulated ideals of culture and liberal democratic citizenship that were intrinsic to the development of modern Canada. Uplift traces the role of the school in shaping arts and cultural education, as reflected in its array of interests from the artistic to the political, economic, and ideological. Situated within Banff National Park, the school and its surroundings combined stunning natural scenery and cultural capital in a symbolic national landscape.

Y2Y + Whyte Speaker Series:

Protecting Nature to Prevent Pandemics

April 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. on Zoom


Dr. Raina Plowright works on preventing pandemics of wildlife origin and is focused on World Health Organization priority pathogens that are emerging from bats into humans, including henipaviruses and coronaviruses, as well as other wildlife-pathogen systems that have human health and conservation implications. Hear how she investigates environmental drivers of disease emergence, dynamics of pathogens in bat populations, and nature-based solutions to stop pathogens spillover.

Image of Dr. Raina Plowright, courtesy of Y2Y

Website: Y2Y

Film Screening and Discussion:

A Fireside Chat with Lloyd "Kiwi" Gallagher

Lloyd "Kiwi" Gallagher is a mountaineer, guide, and rescue specialist. He is also a devoted husband and father. A pioneer of helicopter skiing and mountain rescue he has climbed some of the greatest peaks around the world. In this film, created from previously recorded interviews, Lloyd tells his adventurous tale. This is another in the very popular Fireside Chat series, hosted by Chic Scott.

This film was generously sponsored by Margaret and Conrad Gmoser, Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation, and Lake Louise Ski Resort.

Join Chic Scott and Glen Crawford Film Discussion and Q&A about the film on April 22, 2021 at 7 p.m.

$5 or Free for Members (Registration includes the film, film discussion, and Q&A on April 22)

*Upon registration participants will receive:

• Private link to view the film between April 7 and April 22

• Zoom link for the discussion and Q&A

Lloyd Gallagher on Mount Everest in 1982, taken by Pat Morrow

Sign up for Upcoming Spring Workshops

Stoney Language Basics: Indigenous Ties to the People, Land, and History in Banff

Mondays, May 17 – June 21, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

$215 per participant for 6 weeks

**In-person or on Zoom depending on COVID restrictions at that time.

Learn about the rich culture and history of the Stoney Nakoda including the basics of Stoney language – from sounds to short phrases, as well as the history and the importance of Banff to the Stoney Nakoda. Learn the names for the seasons, animals, and plants in the Bow Valley.

Join Nakoda Historian and Language Instructor Buddy Wesley as he incorporates photos and living objects from the Whyte Museum collection into the class, sharing his perspective about Stoney Nakoda life before and during Banff Indian Days to today in indoor and outdoor classroom settings.

Buddy Wesley teaching, image courtesy of Dawn Saunders Dahl

Drawing Equine Models of Banff with Maureen Enns

May 18, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

$200 per participant without supply kit

$350 per participant with supply kit

Join Maureen Enns for a fun filled afternoon drawing and painting the famous equine models of Banff – the sublime carriage horses. The horse will model behind the Whyte museum. Drawing it’s tack and the carriage will be part of the fun too! No previous art experience necessary, only ability to play in a sketchbook! Maureen will begin the afternoon with a short talk addressing her well known series of equine artworks from her book, Wild Horses, Wild Wolves – Legends at Risk at the foot of the Canadian Rockies – available in the Whyte Museum shop.

Participants can either purchase only the workshop ticket and bring their own supplies. Or they can purchase a ticket that includes an art supply kit. The art supply kit will be provided on the day of the workshop and includes the items listed in the suggested supply list. Suggested art supply list available upon the request.

Image courtesy of the artist, Maureen Enns

Artist Website: Maureen Enns

Please note that space is limited for in-person workshops. Masks and physical distancing will be mandatory. Registration is required for ALL programs. Please check whyte.org/events for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you online!

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