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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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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: History Historic Baking MAG Collection

This is Part 1 of a two-part baking series. See how Kim's Lemon Sponge Cake from Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book turned out here! More time spent at home means more opportunity to bake! Pictured is a very early...

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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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