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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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Verdant Landscape, Pat Matheson

Verdant Landscape, Pat Matheson

Thursday, May 21st 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Pat Matheson, Verdant Landscape, 1994, ceramic, low fire oxidation, Gift of Pat Matheson, 2007.46.1 Local artist, Pat Matheson, created a series of ceramic sculptures and handmade paper wall sconces...

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Transparent Landscape #2, Pierre Oberg

Transparent Landscape #2, Pierre Oberg

Thursday, May 14th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This week's Work of the Week is: Pierre Oberg, Transparent Landscape #2, Artful Appeasements, mixed media, Canada Council for the Arts, 1998.27.2 Pierre is a proud prairie boy and has always referenced his love for the land in his...

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Historic Baking Pt 1: Universal Electric Mixabeater, 1918

Historic Baking Pt 1: Universal Electric Mixabeater, 1918

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

This is Part 1 of a two-part baking series. Visit the blog next Tuesday to see how Kim's Lemon Sponge Cake from Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book turned out! More time spent at home means more opportunity to...

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Mother and Child, Jane Ash Poitras

Mother and Child, Jane Ash Poitras

Thursday, May 7th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

With Mother's Day just around the corner, we wanted to share an artwork that celebrates the special connection between mother and child. This Week's Work is: Jane Ash Poitras, Mother and Child, n.d., mixed media on canvas, Gift of...

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4742 - 56 St, David Plumtree

4742 - 56 St, David Plumtree

Thursday, April 30th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Happy Thursday, MAG community! This Week's Work is: David Plumtree, 4742 - 56 St., watercolour on paper, Gift of David & Elizabeth Plumtree, 2019.32.3 David Plumtree and his late wife, Elizabeth, immigrated to Red Deer...

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From the Collection: Corona & Toilet Paper?

From the Collection: Corona & Toilet Paper?

Tuesday, April 28th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

We came across these two little gems in our recent re-organization and shuffle of our MAGCentral Lending collection. With the Corona virus on the top of our minds – we were surprised to see a typewriter with the brand name Corona in...

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Morning Heat and Steeple, David More

Morning Heat and Steeple, David More

Thursday, April 23rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Welcome to our first Work of the Week post! Well, not actually. You may have seen similar posts on our Facebook page over the years, but this is the first of a series of posts you can look forward to seeing weekly right on our blog. Check back each...

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Fashion Timeline with the MAG Collection

Fashion Timeline with the MAG Collection

Friday, December 15th 2017

Posted in: MAG Collection

Check out our Fashion Timeline with images showcasing part of the MAG's Clothing Collection!

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Prisoner of War Uniform

Prisoner of War Uniform

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Posted in: MAG Collection

Prisoner of War Uniform 1975.356.18a Collection of the Red Deer & District Museum Society This Prisoner of War Uniform was standard issue to both civilian and POW's in Canada between 1939 and 1945. Manufactured by the Great...

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Arlington Egg Cup

Arlington Egg Cup

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Posted in: MAG Collection

Arlington Egg Cup 1979.203.46 Collection of the Red Deer & District Museum Society Gift of Mrs. M. Gertrude Richards This porcelain egg cup is from the Arlington Hotel c. 1899. The Arlington Hotel was built by the owners of...

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Toy Train Engine

Toy Train Engine

Monday, November 24th 2014

Posted in: MAG Collection

Toy Train Engine Acc: 1876.432 1a Collection of the Red Deer & District Museum Society Gift of Mrs. Catherine M. Lerouge This treasured toy belonged to three brothers, Camille, Robert and Pierre Lerouge. Using their first initials...

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