Join us for the first #FirstFridaysRedDeer of 2024!

See the recently opened photography exhibition, Louie Palu: Distant Early Warning, and have a last chance look at Lost Liberties – The War Measures Act (last day to see it is Saturday, Jan 6th).

Drop-in; all are welcome.

About #FirstFridaysRedDeer

On the first Friday of every month, join the galleries in downtown Red Deer in celebrating local, regional and national artistic talent. The galleries buzz with art experiences, open gallery spaces, social mingling and maybe some entertainment. Suitable for adults, youth, families, date nights, music lovers, culture-vultures and anyone who enjoys kicking off their weekend with a Friday night party.

View the monthly First Fridays schedule on the Red Deer Arts Council’s website.

Join us as part of #FirstFridaysRedDeer this December to see our current exhibits; Shirley Rimer’s A Chronicle in Clay (last chance!) and Lost Liberties – The War Measures Act from the Canadian Museum of History.

Drop-in; all are welcome.

About #FirstFridaysRedDeer

On the first Friday of every month, join the galleries in downtown Red Deer in celebrating local, regional and national artistic talent. The galleries buzz with art experiences, open gallery spaces, social mingling and maybe some entertainment. Suitable for adults, youth, families, date nights, music lovers, culture-vultures and anyone who enjoys kicking off their weekend with a Friday night party.

View the monthly First Fridays schedule on the Red Deer Arts Council’s website.

Resonance of Remembrance

Remembrance Day Tribute with Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

Join us from 1-4 pm on November 11th for an afternoon of remembrance.

At 2 pm the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra will perform Quartet for the End of Time written by French composer, Olivier Messiaen, who was a Prisoner of War soldier during WWII. While this performance is free to attend and will be heard throughout our galleries, there is limited seating available, so please pre-register to reserve a spot if seating is desired.

Also available throughout the afternoon are informal tours of the exhibition Lost Liberties: The War Measures Act, a Poppies in a Field art activity, and light refreshments.

This drop in event is free to attend; all are welcome.

Reserve seating: Red Deer Symphony Orchestra Performance

Join us for the opening reception of Lost Liberties – The War Measures Act as part of #FirstFridaysRedDeer this November.

Drop-in; all are welcome.

About #FirstFridaysRedDeer

On the first Friday of every month, join the galleries in downtown Red Deer in celebrating local, regional and national artistic talent. The galleries buzz with art experiences, open gallery spaces, social mingling and maybe some entertainment. Suitable for adults, youth, families, date nights, music lovers, culture-vultures and anyone who enjoys kicking off their weekend with a Friday night party.

View the monthly First Fridays schedule on the Red Deer Arts Council’s website.

Join Dr. Xavier Gélinas, Curator of Lost Liberties: The War Measures Act, for a virtual talk and tour of the exhibit.

This talk will stream live via Youtube and Facebook (link coming soon).

To receive a reminder email, please pre-register.

Register: October 28 Virtual Curators Talk

About Dr. Xavier Gélinas

From 2002 to 2012, Xavier Gélinas was the curator of Face to Face – The Canadian Personalities Hall. In 2012, he developed another exhibition, A Queen and Her Country. He was then part of the curatorial team creating the Canadian History Hall, the Museum’s signature gallery. Lastly, Xavier Gélinas was co-curator of Lost Liberties: The War Measures Act, presented at the Museum in 2021-2022 and actually touring across Canada.

De 2002 à 2012, Xavier Gélinas a été le conservateur de Tête-à-tête – La salle des personnalités canadiennes. Il a également développé, en 2012, l’exposition Une reine et son pays. Il a fait partie de l’équipe de conception de l’exposition emblématique du Musée, la Salle de l’histoire canadienne. Enfin, Xavier Gélinas a été co-conservateur de l’exposition Libertés sacrifiées – La Loi sur les mesures de guerre, présentée au Musée en 2021-2022 et actuellement en tournée à travers le Canada.

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