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The Origin: Women's Jingle Dance

The Origin: Women's Jingle Dance

Monday, December 7th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Knowledge Keeper Shelda Thom of Whitefish Bay, Ontario shares the story of the Women’s Jingle Dress. This healing dance came as a result of a Grandfathers dream. The jingle dress and dance is an Ojibwe healing dance...

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Trimming the Christmas Tree I, Margaret Seelye

Trimming the Christmas Tree I, Margaret Seelye

Thursday, December 3rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

For this month's Work of the Week we will be celebrating the work of Red Deer artist Margaret Seelye. Check back each Thursday to see another of the four prints in her Country School Christmas series that we have in our collection! While...

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Tarantulas

Tarantulas

Wednesday, December 2nd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

miniMAG at home - Tarantulas Did you know that Tarantulas are burrowers and typically live in the ground? Also they are hairy!!! In honour of these super cool arachnids you’re going to create your very own giant tarantula out of PAPER...

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COVID-19 Program Cancellations

COVID-19 Program Cancellations

Tuesday, December 1st 2020

Posted in: News & Announcements

Good afternoon MAG Community, Due to the November 24th declaration of a public state of emergency by the Alberta Government, and the enhanced public health measures that have come with that announcement, the following MAG programs are...

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Historic Baking: Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

Historic Baking: Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

Tuesday, December 1st 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

Making Mint & Chocolate Chip Macaroons, Recipe c.? with Joanne, MAG Art Curator I made a recipe from this tiny cookbook in our museum library called Family and Party Fare from the Gaetz Memorial Evening Group. I can only assume this was a...

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Artisan Spotlight: Curtis Miller Joe

Artisan Spotlight: Curtis Miller Joe

Monday, November 30th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Curtis Miller Joe (pictured left) was born December 28, 1960, in Shishalh (Sechelt), British Columbia, and is a member of the Coast Salish Nation. He began carving in 1988 with his cousin, Sid Lamarche, a highly regarded artist from the Bella Coola...

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Patterns and Polyhedrons

Patterns and Polyhedrons

Saturday, November 28th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - November 28, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Patterns and Polyhedrons In light of today’s in-studio MAGnificent Saturdays...

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Cavalry Twill Riding Jacket

Cavalry Twill Riding Jacket

Thursday, November 26th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

What is this item of clothing? What was it used for? How old might it be? Sleuth out clues for this clothing item with the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery's (MAG) Katelin Karbonik, Associate Curator of Clothing &...

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The Origin: Men's Traditional Dance

The Origin: Men's Traditional Dance

Monday, November 23rd 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Knowledge Keeper Cecile Nepoose of Pigeon Lake, Alberta shares the story of Men’s Traditional Dance. With over 40 years of dancing experience, Cecile weaves the story of Men’s Traditional with Powwow...

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Artisan Spotlight: Eric Mentuck

Artisan Spotlight: Eric Mentuck

Wednesday, November 18th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Eric Mentuck (pictured left) learned the bustle making craft from Andrew Mecas, who was a fancy dancer who lived in Waywayseecappo, MB. Eric is also a member of the Waywayseecappo First Nation. Waywayseecappo is located in the north east corner of...

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Artisan Spotlight: Yahsti Perkinskiller

Artisan Spotlight: Yahsti Perkinskiller

Monday, November 16th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Coming from a traditional family, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn our ways from my father. He taught me how to tie my own bustle at the young age of ten years old. By the time I was 15, I was beading my own outfit. From there...

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Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

Wednesday, November 11th 2020

Posted in: History

Remembering Three Central Albertans Eneas Makokis Eneas Makokis was born in Saddle Lake, Alberta on August 9th, 1897. From documents, we know his father's name was John, and he had a sister named Mary. Eneas was a student at the...

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