Wednesdays at the Galt

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first & third Wednesdays monthly | 2:00 – 3:00 pm
admission rates apply $6 adults, $5 seniors | free for annual pass holders | registration not required | includes exhibit access

MAY 01  Portrait of a Métis Woman Dr. Doris MacKinnon presents her research on Marie Rose Delorme Smith (1861-1960), a woman of French-Métis ancestry born during the fur trade era, who spent her adult years as a pioneer rancher in the Pincher Creek area. Marie Rose raised 17 children, established a boarding house, took a homestead, and served as a medicine woman and midwife. In 1948, she published several articles in the early prairie ranch periodical, Canadian Cattlemen. Through close readings of these and her other writings, as well as interviews with her descendants, we get a rare glimpse into the life and identity of a Métis woman who negotiated the changing environment of the western plains during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

MAY 15  Artists on the Canadian Pacific Railway (ca. 1884-1914) Curator Roger Boulet shares an illustrated presentation based on his exhibit "Vistas: Artist on the Canadian Pacific Railway." From 1884-1914, a number of painters and photographers received passes or other forms of assistance to visit the mountain country between Calgary and the Pacific Coast. Anxious to explore the new Canadian landscape now made accessible to the Canadian travelling public, most were not commissioned to do specific work. Rather, it was hoped that their work exhibited at prestigious exhibitions in Eastern Canada and in the United Kingdom would attract prosperous tourists.

              Art Consultant, free-lance curator, writer, Roger Boulet has been more or less retired since 2008. Prior to that time his accomplishments include Curator at the Peter Whyte Gallery in Banff, Research and Technical Assistant with the National Gallery of Canada, Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Head Curator and Director at the Edmonton Art Gallery, and an instructor in Art History at Okanagan University College.

 

UPCOMING TOPICS:

 

JUN 05   First Nations Dancing with École St. Mary’s Dance Troupe

19          Galt Historic Railway Park: Historical Restoration Images of Canada’s Past

JUL 03   Communists in the Sugar Beet Fields? The Industry in the 1930s

17          Locating the Trickster in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Art

AUG 07  Downtown Walking Tour

21          The Right Chemistry: Colours in Fashion 1704-1918

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Monday, May 06, 2013