Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery

Melanie Berndt, collections coordinator at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, stands in a living room display from the 1960s or early ’70s. It’s part of the exhibit Upon Further Reflection: Highlights from the Past 50 Years. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

Eclectic museum display reflects Red Deer’s growing diversity

Upon Further Reflection exhibit runs to March 11

 

Wendy Meeres (left) and Carol Lynn Gilchrist painted central Alberta’s human-made and natural settings in the A Sense of Place exhibit at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Depictions of ‘home’ by two local artists are showing at the Red Deer museum

Carol Lynn Gilchrist and Wendy Meeres used different approaches to portray central Alberta

 

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Families invited to paleontology event at Red Deer museum

Experts will be identifying fossils

 

Staff at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, including (from left) Karli Kendall, Kim Verrier, and Melanie Berndt, are planning 50th anniversary exhibits and special events for this fall and in 2023. (Advocate file photo).
Staff at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, including (from left) Karli Kendall, Kim Verrier, and Melanie Berndt, are planning 50th anniversary exhibits and special events for this fall and in 2023. (Advocate file photo).
Karli Kendall, marketing co-ordinator for the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, shows an old-fashioned hair perming machine. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Karli Kendall, marketing co-ordinator for the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, shows an old-fashioned hair perming machine. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
FILE - Marrisa and Patrick Mitsuing commissioned authentic Indigenous dance regalia to be made for the exhibit Powwow! Ohciwin The Origins that ran at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery until February 2021. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery recognized again for Indigenous exhibit

Recipient of the Alberta Museums Association’s 2022 Leadership Award for Engagement

FILE - Marrisa and Patrick Mitsuing commissioned authentic Indigenous dance regalia to be made for the exhibit Powwow! Ohciwin The Origins that ran at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery until February 2021. (Photo by Advocate staff)
In a Class of his Own, figurative works by Jim Westergard are showing at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Former visual art instructor’s life drawings on display at Red Deer museum

Jim Westergard: In A Class of His Own continues to Nov. 19

In a Class of his Own, figurative works by Jim Westergard are showing at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Paul Boultbee has created new artworks in his sparse, modernist style that were inspired by paintings done by his ancestors. The Boultbee Project is showing until Dec. 3 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed image).

Red Deer artist taps into ancestral heritage to create new works inspired by old paintings

The Boultbee Project is showing at the Red Deer museum until Dec. 3

Paul Boultbee has created new artworks in his sparse, modernist style that were inspired by paintings done by his ancestors. The Boultbee Project is showing until Dec. 3 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed image).
The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is inviting families for skits and free environmental-themed art activities on Heritage Day Monday. One of the featured exhibits is Dawn Detarando’s In Adoration of the Precarious Bee, which can be seen at the museum until Aug. 20. (Advocate file photo).

Arts, skits and inflatable whale are featured on Heritage Day at Red Deer museum

Families are invited to have a “whale of a good time” this…

The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is inviting families for skits and free environmental-themed art activities on Heritage Day Monday. One of the featured exhibits is Dawn Detarando’s In Adoration of the Precarious Bee, which can be seen at the museum until Aug. 20. (Advocate file photo).
Tracing Tides, a sculptural exhibit on an environmental theme by Edmonton-based artist Lyndal Osborne, is showing at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery until Sept. 6. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Shoreline debris sculptures at Red Deer museum bring environmental themes to mind

Tracing Tides, an exhibit by Lyndal Osborne, is showing until Sept. 6

Tracing Tides, a sculptural exhibit on an environmental theme by Edmonton-based artist Lyndal Osborne, is showing at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery until Sept. 6. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
A rice paper weaving by Amy Loewan, as shown in a past exhibit at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer museum loses director, starts innovative leadership process

‘This is an opportunity for us to see how the organization needs to change’

A rice paper weaving by Amy Loewan, as shown in a past exhibit at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Advocate file photo)
Patrick Mitsuing, who guest curated an award-winning exhibit of powwow regalia at the Red Deer Museum with his wife Marrisa Mitsuing, is shown in this 2020 Advocate file photo adjusting a porcupine head dress.

Red Deer museum wins international acclaim for original exhibit of powwow regalia

Powwow! Ohcîwin the Origins exhibit can still be seen on the museum’s website

Patrick Mitsuing, who guest curated an award-winning exhibit of powwow regalia at the Red Deer Museum with his wife Marrisa Mitsuing, is shown in this 2020 Advocate file photo adjusting a porcupine head dress.
This painting by Larry Reese can be seen in the OUR West Country show at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (Contributed image)

Central Alberta artists paint Eastern Slopes of the Rockies to raise ecological concern

The OUR West Country exhibit is on at the Red Deer museum starting Dec. 11

This painting by Larry Reese can be seen in the OUR West Country show at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (Contributed image)
Vestiges is a photography exhibit by Yvette Brideau, of Benalto, who has captured traces of Central Alberta’s past. It’s running at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed image).

Traces of Central Alberta’s past captured by Benalto photographer

Yvette Brideau’s exhibit Vestige is on at the Red Deer museum

Vestiges is a photography exhibit by Yvette Brideau, of Benalto, who has captured traces of Central Alberta’s past. It’s running at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed image).
Arto Djerdjerian’s photography exhibit on the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, near Banff, is installed at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).
Arto Djerdjerian’s photography exhibit on the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, near Banff, is installed at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).
Kim Verrier, exhibits co-ordinator at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, examines the role women played in the war effort. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Special Remembrance Day-themed events this month at Red Deer’s museum

War sacrifices are being remembered through different events at the Red Deer…

Kim Verrier, exhibits co-ordinator at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, examines the role women played in the war effort. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Central Alberta artist David More. (Contributed image).

Central Alberta artist’s work explored in new book

Dave More’s garden and landscape art is celebrated

Central Alberta artist David More. (Contributed image).
Scott Marsden is the new executive-director of the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).

New director hired for Red Deer museum

The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery has a new executive-director. Scott…

Scott Marsden is the new executive-director of the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).
Old-fashioned games will be part of Heritage Day celebrations on Aug. 2 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).
Old-fashioned games will be part of Heritage Day celebrations on Aug. 2 at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. (Contributed photo).
The new Marguerite Lerouge Watson Reading Room in the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is now open to the public for research. (Contributed photo).

Century-old periodicals can be viewed at new Red Deer museum reading room

Mail-order catalogues and magazines dating back to the early 1900s can be…

The new Marguerite Lerouge Watson Reading Room in the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is now open to the public for research. (Contributed photo).