4525-47a Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6
The Group of Seven is Canada’s best-known collective of landscape painters. In the early part of the 1900s, recognizing the beauty and the singularity of the Canadian landscape, this group of painters broke with established art conventions to find new ways of capturing the varied textures of Canada.
Though primarily based in Eastern Canada, the Group’s influence extended across the country. Alberta and the Group of Seven features engaging works by the Group of Seven as well as works from Alberta’s first generation of professional artists – home-grown talents who either worked with, studied under or painted together with Group members. This exhibition explores the connections, influences and sources of inspiration Alberta has provided.
Through oil paintings, watercolours and sketches, experience the history of Alberta through the eyes of the individuals who painted the Rockies, Foothills, Peace River Country and Central Alberta.
The Opening Reception is a part of First Fridays Red Deer, from 7-9pm on Friday December 2nd, 2016.
January 29, 2017 2:00-4:00pm
Curator’s Talk with Mary-Beth Laviolette, Alberta and the Group of Seven.
March 5, 2017 2:00-4:00pm
Group of Seven: Following in their footsteps with Lisa Christensen, an award winning author of 3 books about hiking and the Group of Seven.
December 11 & 18, 2016 1:00-4:00pm
The Need to be Different - Group of Seven Inspired Printed Cards, $5/person; $10/family.
January 22, 2017 5:30-7:30pm
MAG Sampler - Defining the West: Watercolours with Susan Woolgar
Socialize, experiment with art mediums and learn from professional local artists at our art-making workshops. Register online: $20 Member/25 Regular, register online. Age 18+.
*Special guided tour on the First Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 6pm.
February 13, 2017 7:00-8:30pm
Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris
Tickets are $10 regular/$8 Members, and the film screens at Carnival Cinemas. Buy your tickets online or in person at our Front Desk.
Activities are free to attend, at the MAG and geared to all ages, unless otherwise noted.