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Recent Acquisitions
2013-2022

APRIL 4, 2022 -

The Whyte Museum collects objects from the cultural roots of Banff and beyond to ensure relevance and future preservation. Each object is a story unto itself, bearing marks of the past and giving insights into the fundamentals of life in eras gone by. We preserve objects for future study by making history and culture accessible through exhibitions and interpretation, and to share knowledge and inspire future generations.

 

With the successful response to the exhibition Astonishingly Alluring Acquisitions
recently on view in the Elizabeth Rummel Room, the curatorial team has installed
in the Founder’s Gallery an eclectic mix of acquisitions acquired over the past 7
years. While some are singled as staff favourites, all are integral to the story of our
mountain heritage. Stunning works of art, intriguing artifacts and archival materials
are showcased.


The Whyte is forever grateful to all our donors whose generosity enables us to
provide researcher’s and the viewing public with quality materials from proven
sources. The collections are fundamental to our engagement with our members
and to the many individuals we serve world-wide both in - house and online.

A angular mountain sits on the left of the image. The mountain is in shades of pink, purple and plain paper. The bottom of the work is dominated by a horizontal cloud, with the printed words “Beyond Exceptional Pass.” Extending from the tip of the mountain on the left, to a cloud on the right, is a fine black netting.

Patricia Askren (1951 – , American)

Beyond Exceptional Pass

string; ink; watercolour on paper

c. 1978

Gift of Anne (and John) Ewen, Banff, 2013

Silver binoculars with brown leather detail on body. Black metal circular adjustor sits between the two lenses.

Binoculars

metal; skin

n.d.

Gift of Bob Edwards, Banff, 2014

A pair of foundry-made metal (iron) bookends incorporating two Banff National Park Buffalo motor vehicle licence plates (1932 and 1933). (a) an L-shaped bookend painted black with the licence plate from 1932. It has a standing buffalo with CANADA’S NATIONAL PARKS 1932 underneath. Four holes have drilled into the plates so it can be attached to a vehicle.(b) an L-shaped bookend painted black with the licence plate from 1933. It has a standing buffalo with CANADA’S NATIONAL PARKS 1933 underneath. Four holes have drilled into the plates so it can be attached to a vehicle.

Bookends

metal, iron; paint

1933 – 1975

Gift of Joan Boyd for Dorothy Boyce (Estate), Banff, 2016

A mountain and river landscape scene on light brown paper.

Mary Augusta Catharine Heister Reid (1854 – 1921, American, Canadian)

Bow River near Exshaw, Alta

watercolour on paper

1921

Gift of Rod Green, Calgary, 2017

Eastman Kodak camera enclosed in leather case and lens extracts from leather body. Marked with “No. 1 A Folding Pocket Kodak.”

Camera

skin; metal

1908 – 1912

Gift of Bob Edwards, Banff, 2014

a colour landscape photograph taken at the top of c-level cirque hike

Douglas Clark (1952 – 1999, Canadian)

Cascade Basin

photograph

1990

Gift of Douglas Clark (Estate), Toronto, 2016

Castle mountain behind the bow river with evergreens on either side

Dorothy Elsie Knowles Perehudoff (1927 – , Canadian)

Castle Mt.

watercolour on paper

1984

Gift of Dorothy Elsie Knowles Perehudoff, Saskatoon, 2016

Watercolour, full face, bust portrait of Charlie Locke.

John Hartman (1950 – , Canadian)

Charlie Locke

watercolour on paper

2014

Gift of John Hartman, Tiny, 2017

Watercolour, three-quarter, bust portrait of Chic Scott in Banff.

John Hartman (1950 – , Canadian)

Chic Scott, Banff

watercolour on paper

2014

Gift of John Hartman, Tiny, 2017

A person stands beside a horse outside whitewashed wooden building with a red roof. A teepee with geometric design around the bottom dominates the left foreground. In behind the building are conifer trees and the sliver of a mountain [Cascade Mountain].

Walter Joseph Phillips, R. C. A. (1884 – 1963, Canadian)

Corral At Banff

woodblock print on paper

1941

Gift of Ralph Young, Edmonton, 2021

Watercolour, full face, bust portrait of Don Gardner.

John Hartman (1950 – , Canadian)

Don Gardner

watercolour on paper

2014

Gift of John Hartman, Tiny, 2017

A large wooden rack with multicoloured strips of fabric or hide draped over its rungs. Red background takes up two thirds of painting, brown ground takes up bottom third. The side of another rack is peaking into frame at right. “Drying Rack” and “Cardinal-Schubert ‘85” are written on the rack at left and at the upper edge of the ground at right.

Joane Cardinal-Schubert (1942 – 2009, Canadian)

Drying Rack

pastel on paper

1985

Gift of Robert Fulton, Calgary, 2022