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A Generous Gift: Dorothy Knowles Paintings

A Generous Gift: Dorothy Knowles Paintings

Thursday, January 14th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Over the next three weeks, we will be looking at three generous gifts given to the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery by Father Jozef Wroblewski. Father Jozef is originally from Winnipeg but came to Red Deer as Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and...

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas I, Margaret Seelye

We Wish You a Merry Christmas I, Margaret Seelye

Thursday, December 24th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Merry Christmas Eve! The final Work in Red Deer artist Margaret Seelye's Country School Christmas series of monoprints that we've been looking at this month is, fittingly: We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Margaret Seelye. Monoprint...

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Teaching Billy to Dance II, Margaret Seelye

Teaching Billy to Dance II, Margaret Seelye

Thursday, December 17th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Next up in Red Deer artist Margaret Seelye's Country School Christmas series, this week's Work of the Week is: Teaching Billy to Dance II, Margaret Seelye. Monoprint, 1991 Margaret, born 1915 in Masset, in the Queen Charlotte...

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The Third Grade Chorus II, Margaret Seelye

The Third Grade Chorus II, Margaret Seelye

Thursday, December 10th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Each Thursday this December we are looking at the work of Red Deer artist Margaret Seelye via her Country School Christmas series. This week's Work of the Week is: The Third Grade Christmas Chorus II, Margaret Seelye. Monoprint...

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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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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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Alberta Culture Days at the MAG

Alberta Culture Days at the MAG

Monday, September 14th 2020

Posted in: News & Announcements MAG Collection

Dear MAG community, Did you know Alberta Culture Days runs all September this year? Our family friendly art program, MAGnificent Saturdays, started up this past Saturday, September 12th and is free to attend for the remainder of September in...

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1910s Handmade Cotton Blouse

1910s Handmade Cotton Blouse

Thursday, September 3rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Does handmade today mean the same thing it did in 1910? Have a look at this c. 1910s cotton blouse as the MAG's Associate Curator of Clothing & Textiles, Katelin, reflects upon the meaning of "handmade," today and 110 years...

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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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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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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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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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