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Tape Resist Birch Trees

Tape Resist Birch Trees

Saturday, July 25th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - July 25, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Tape Resist Birch Trees Today you will be creating marbled ‘lollipops&rsquo...

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Hand Knit Yellow Sweater

Hand Knit Yellow Sweater

Thursday, July 23rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Here’s something sunshiney and bright for today's Work of the Week! Hand knit yellow sweater, late 1930s, Corticelli Knitting book. Gifts of Doris Ballantine, 1999.48.20. This sweater was made by Mrs. Ballantine for her...

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Stained Glass Frames

Stained Glass Frames

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Stained Glass Frames Family Art Wednesdays Today is a stained glass day. Kites or collages? It's up to you! This is a fun project that will end up with as much detail as you want to put into it. Feel free to make any shape! Today...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 2)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 2)

Monday, July 20th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

MAG Summer Camps: July 13-17 Virtual Exhibit At last week's camp, attendees were treated to a tour of our collections (and absolutely loved it!). The 6-8 group were inspired by Historical landmarks in Red Deer and they did block printing with...

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Marbled Lollipop

Marbled Lollipop

Saturday, July 18th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - July 18, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Marbled Lollipops Today you will be creating marbled ‘lollipops’! Colourful enough...

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Western Parade Suit

Western Parade Suit

Thursday, July 16th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

In the spirit of what is typically the Westerner Days Fair & Exposition week here in Red Deer, today's Work of the Week is: Western parade suit, 1950s, Made by Vaquero, California. Gift of Francis “Choppy” Steiner...

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Rangoli Designs

Rangoli Designs

Wednesday, July 15th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Rangoli Designs Cultural Heritage Wednesdays Rangoli is a colourful art form from India; the intention of these designs is to bring good luck. Patterns are constructed from materials such as sand, flower petals, grains and more, and used...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 1)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 1)

Wednesday, July 15th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Our first summer camp of 2020 ran last week from July 6-10th. Thank you to all the attendees who joined us for our first camp of the year! Check out the photos below for some of the artworks kids created during the camp! July 6-10, 2020...

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20th Anniversary of Pine Lake Tornado

20th Anniversary of Pine Lake Tornado

Tuesday, July 14th 2020

Posted in: History

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Pine Lake tornado. The Pine Lake tornado was a deadly tornado in central Alberta which occurred on Friday, July 14, 2000 and struck a campground and a trailer park. Twelve people were killed, making it the...

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Summer Camps: Single Days Now Available!

Summer Camps: Single Days Now Available!

Tuesday, July 14th 2020

Posted in: News & Announcements

Good afternoon, MAG Community! Our Week @ the Museum: Summer Camps got started last week. Check out participants' virtual exhibit here! Due to the unprecedented times we are living through, we understand it may be challenging to commit to...

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Garden or Monster in Watercolour

Garden or Monster in Watercolour

Saturday, July 11th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - July 11, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Garden (or Monster) in Watercolour Have you ever tried creating a flower garden from organic...

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Wild Owl, Kenojuak Ashevak

Wild Owl, Kenojuak Ashevak

Thursday, July 9th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Kenojuak Ashevak, Wild Owl, 1967, 47/50, Estate of Kathleen Anderson Swallow, 1984.87.9 Considered the first woman artist to draw in Cape Dorset and one of its earliest printmakers, Kenojuak...

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