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The Woodland School of Art

The Woodland School of Art

Thursday, February 25th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Two of the artworks currently on display in our hallway exhibit, Ojibwa Head Dress by Norval Morriseau (pictured left) and Hoop Dancer by Daphne Odjig (right), are silkscreen prints and beautiful examples of what was to become a style known as the...

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A Generous Gift: Sampson-Matthews Ltd Prints

A Generous Gift: Sampson-Matthews Ltd Prints

Thursday, January 28th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection

In this third and final week of celebrating the generous gift of Father Jozef Wroblewski, we’re looking at two prints based on well-known paintings by Group of Seven members, Lawren Harris and A.J. Casson. These are large silkscreen...

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A Generous Gift: Walter J. Phillips Prints

A Generous Gift: Walter J. Phillips Prints

Thursday, January 21st 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Welcome back to the second week of our look at Father Jozef Wroblewski’s generous gifts to the Red Deer MAG. This week we’re looking at four woodcut prints by Canadian artist, Walter J. Phillips. View Part 1 of A Generous...

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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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