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'Leave Your Mark' Throwback

'Leave Your Mark' Throwback

Thursday, August 20th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits History

For today's Work of the Week (with a hint of some #throwbackthursday), we are looking at a collaborative community project from over 10 years ago! Our gallery space was last renovated 2009-2010. Prior to seeing off the old space, we...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 6)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 6)

Monday, August 17th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

MAG Summer Camps: August 10-14 Virtual Exhibit We wrapped up our A Week @ the Museum: Summer Camps with our sixth and final camp of the summer this past week. The 9-12 group made a trip into our Downtown and did a scavenger hunt while...

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Blot Bug

Blot Bug

Saturday, August 15th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - August 15, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Blot Bug Have you ever wanted to make a painting out of squished paint? Here’s your...

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Silk & Satin Dress

Silk & Satin Dress

Thursday, August 13th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

This week we're looking at another piece that was last on display in the exhibit, Glamour: Fashionable Red Deer - we've seen the outside, let's have a look at the inside! Dress, 1891, silk, satin. Gift of the Estate of Mary Jane...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 5)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 5)

Thursday, August 13th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

MAG Summer Camps: August 4-7 Virtual Exhibit Our fifth Week @ the Museum: Summer Camp was pretty much completely opposite from last week's: our quietest yet, with just 2 campers joining us for the week! The weather was great for outdoor play...

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Abstract Tree

Abstract Tree

Saturday, August 8th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - August 8, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Abstract Tree Today you will be creating an abstract tree! Kids are never too young to be...

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19th Century Plaid Shawl

19th Century Plaid Shawl

Thursday, August 6th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Today's Work of the Week is: Plaid shawl, late 19th century, Wool. Gift of C.M. Lerouge, 1989.16.2 This shawl was originally worn by Mary Ann Van Dyke (nee Donovan), who brought it with her to Canada from Ireland. This shawl is a...

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Paper Bag Puppets

Paper Bag Puppets

Wednesday, August 5th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Paper Bag Puppets Family Art Wednesdays Today for Family Art Wednesdays, you will be creating paper bag puppets! Will you make an animal puppet? Person puppet? T-rex puppet? Download the instructions here. What you need: Paper bag...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 4)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 4)

Tuesday, August 4th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

MAG Summer Camps: July 27-31 Virtual Exhibit Our fourth week of A Week @ the Museum: Summer Camps was a busy one with 14 campers joining us for the week. With all the summer heat, kids played at the splash park most days and did lots of outdoor...

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Abstract Landscape

Abstract Landscape

Saturday, August 1st 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - August 1, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Abstract Landscape Is it a landscape? Is it a topographical map? Is it abstract art? Who...

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Embroidered Dress, Family Circle magazine

Embroidered Dress, Family Circle magazine

Thursday, July 30th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

For today's Work of the Week, we are looking at another lovingly hand-crafted garment from our collection! Embroidered Dress, polyester/wool blend, Family Circle magazine, 1972. Gift of Barbara Irwin, 1982.40.7 This dress was made by...

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Cardboard Robot

Cardboard Robot

Wednesday, July 29th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Cardboard Robot Family Art Wednesdays What sound does a robot make? Today you are going to assemble a variety of items to create your very own cardboard robot! Download the instructions here. What you need: Paper + pencil to plan...

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