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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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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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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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