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!

Museum Blog

After a long winter, it looks like we'll be reopening this June!

Looking back at the past 6 months, we've:

  • had the exhibits Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins and Anne Frank: A History for Today cut short; and the Red Deer College Visual Art Student's Annual Exhibition, ADAPTATION, and Jennifer Wanner and Teena Dickerson's Carbon Copy, come and go

  • installed the exhibition A Prairie Vernacular: Folk and Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies, which contains 120+ artworks from 20+ lenders
  • offered weekly live art instruction on our Facebook and Youtube channels along with numerous virtual programs - Curator's talks, exhibit tours, and more! Many of these programs are available as recordings on our Youtube channel.

Looking ahead as we prepare to re-open our doors in the coming weeks (assuming Alberta's May 26, 2021 reopening plan goes accordingly), we will:

  • continue offering A Prairie Vernacular virtual tours throughout the summer (Facebook/Youtube) - view a full listing of them here 
  • open our galleries for visiting beginning June 15 (Tuesday-Saturday; 10 am-4:30 pm)

  • resume in-person MAGSaturday classes on Saturdays from 1-4 pm beginning July 10, and in-person MAGsparks classes on Mondays from 1-3 pm, beginning July 12
  • continue offering weekly art instruction via Facebook and Youtube Live as part of Live Art Tuesdays until the end of June (program will then resume in the fall)
  • offer our in-person Week @ the Museum: Summer Camps for ages 6-12 as scheduled, as well as two weeks of virtual camps for teens (ages 13-17) 

Similar to our re-opening last year, gallery visits and attendance in programs will be by appointment only until further notice. Check out the programs page to register in your program of choice, or book your gallery visit using the scheduler below!

As COVID-19 restrictions are further loosened, we will open drop-in availability to our art programs again. Pre-registration continues to be encouraged.

At this time, visitors are still required to wear a mask while visiting the museum.

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