The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is re-opening on Tuesday.
The MAG is ready to welcome back visitors on June 15, based on Stage 2 of Alberta’s Open For Summer Plan.
Visitors will be able to check out the travelling art exhibit A Prairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies, which will be showing until Aug. 16.
This travelling exhibit features the work of 50 Western artists and examines the relationship between historic folk and contemporary art in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It’s organized by Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery in partnership with Medicine Hat’s Esplanade and is funded by the Government of Canada and Department of Canadian Heritage.
The museum’s opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visits can be booked on the MAG website www.reddeermuseum.com.
The museum’s executive-director Lorna Johnson said the Prairie Vernacular exhibition shows how so-called folk artists have inspired some of Canada’s best-known artists to create works that celebrate prairie sensibilities.
“It is a lively and expansive show… All of the artworks reflect a deep love of place, and the personal memories, reflections and fantasies that are rooted in the prairie landscape.”
Artist talks and mini-tours will be held on Saturday, June 5, June 26, July 10, July 24, and Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. And also on July 22 and Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, Red Deerians can see 3-D photos of the previous Ochiwin: Origins exhibit of pow wow costumes on the museum’s website.
For more information, please contact Kim Verrier, the museum’s exhibitions coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 587-797-4032.