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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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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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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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Shore Figures, Sylvan Lake - Canada Day, David More

Shore Figures, Sylvan Lake - Canada Day, David More

Wednesday, July 1st 2020

Posted in: Exhibits MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: David More, Shore Figures, Sylvan Lake - Canada Day, oil on canvas, 2019 Happy Canada Day! We are closed today for the holiday, but officially reopen TOMORROW, July 2nd from 10 am - 4:30...

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Papilio demofocus #2, Robert Chelmick

Papilio demofocus #2, Robert Chelmick

Thursday, June 25th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Robert Chelmick, Papilio demofocus #2, 6/9, cibachrome print on paper, Gift of Bob Chelmick, 2004.89.43 Bob Chelmick is an award winning radio host - you may be heard him on CKUA. But he’s...

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Historic Baking: Twilight Lodge Cookbook

Historic Baking: Twilight Lodge Cookbook

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

This is Part 1 of a two-part baking series. See how MAG member Elizabeth V.'s Tomato Soup Cake from the Twilight Lodge Cookbook turned out here! We've been loving all the time for baking and trying out some new (or old...

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The Future, Past and Present of Big Bear 1885

The Future, Past and Present of Big Bear 1885

Sunday, June 21st 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

The Future, Past and Present of Big Bear, 1885 by Frederick R. McDonald In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day we wanted to share with you a painting in the MAG's collection by Indigenous Artists Frederick R. McDonald. Here are...

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Man Carrying Child on Shoulder with Pack #3

Man Carrying Child on Shoulder with Pack #3

Thursday, June 18th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Unknown, Untitled (Man Carrying Child on Shoulder with Pack #3), n.d., whale bone, Estate of Kathleen Anderson Swallow, 1984.89.28 (a-b) Happy Father’s Day! This whale bone carving of a father...

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Hoop Dancer, Daphne Odjig

Hoop Dancer, Daphne Odjig

Thursday, June 11th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Daphne Odjig, Hoop Dancer, 1974, 30/50, silkscreen print on paper, Gift of Dr. Kathleen Anderson Swallow, 1984.87.40 Consider this print to be a teaser of what’s to come in the fall! Hoop Dancer...

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Western Spring, Jean Pilch

Western Spring, Jean Pilch

Thursday, June 4th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Jean Pilch, Western Spring, 1997, pastel on paper, Bequest of Wendy Martindale, 2010.15.18 Jean Pilch is a talented Calgary artist whose depictions of Alberta’s varied landscapes are well...

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Untitled (Lilacs), Victoria Unwin

Untitled (Lilacs), Victoria Unwin

Thursday, May 28th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Victoria Unwin, Untitled (Lilacs), n.d., watercolour on paper, Gift of Joyce Walsh, 2019.30.17 Victoria Unwin was a Lacombe school teacher, who along with her sister, lived in an historic home on...

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