As the MAG is in a City-owned facility, we will be adhering to City of Red Deer policy and taking part in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. All staff and visitors to the building must wear masks and practice social distancing at all times. Check out our recent blog post for recent announcements about visitation and program restrictions. Visit our Calendar of Events for What's On this month!

Indigenous Prairie Aesthetics - Virtual Mini Tour

Jun 5th, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Virtual Mini Tour:

Indigenous Prairie Aesthetics

Join MAG Education Coordinator Lynn LeCorre and co-host Marrisa Mitsuing for a mini tour of the current exhibition, A Prairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies.

Allen Sapp, 'Sharpening Willow Pickets', 1983. Acrylic on canvas, 40.6 x 50.8 cm Saskatchewan Arts Board SK Arts Permanent Collection

We will do a virtual ‘walk and talk’ through the exhibit and discuss specific artists whose artworks fits the Indigenous Prairie Aesthetic both past and present.  The Indigenous work in this exhibit focuses on the prairie landscape and their traditional and spiritual kinship with the land.

This program streamed live via our Youtube and Facebook channels on June 5, 2021. View the recording below:

A Prairie Vernacular

A Prairie Vernacular examines historic and contemporary representations of the vernacular in artistic practice on the Canadian prairies, considering the relationship of folk art to contemporary art produced in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

These representations of the vernacular not only adopt the materials, methods and/or motivations of a folk aesthetic, but speak to shared contexts and subject matter, either reflecting on memories and histories of life on the prairies or presenting visual narratives rife with humour, fantasy, myth, politics, religion, and the prairie gothic.

Learn More

This exhibition is on display at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) until August 16, 2021.

Image credit (top) L-R: Kenneth HouseGo, Casual Distress, Harvester, 1985, Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.  Ann Harbuz, Inside Views of Whitkow, 1980.  Jude Griebel, Grandmother, 2012.  William Panko, Happy Cabbages, n.d., Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.  Jane Zednik, Bull, 1980.  Amalie Atkins, Scenes from a Secret World, 2010.

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