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The Collections Team has partnered up with local artists and artisans to develop a unique Indigenous Arts and Crafts exhibit, now open in the Gallery. Stay tuned to this page and our Facebook page for info on an official opening date with our partners.
The exhibit features items on loan from local collectors as well as pieces from the Grande Prairie Museum's collection. The various artifacts in the new display highlight the unique artistic style and technical creativity of each contributor.
First Nations and Métis cultures created their own artistic traditions and styles. Special ceremonial objects and embellished everyday items featured beads, quills, bark, sinew and natural pigments to create beautiful objects inspired by the natural world. Later contact with Europeans expanded Indigenous materials to include colourful glass beads and printed cloth.
The exhibit aims to honour the First Nations and Métis cultures strong ideas of respect and sharing and runs until
September 30, 2018.
Indigenous Peoples in Canada are the First Nations, Inuit and Métis. The Grande Prairie Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Treaty 8 territory, traditional land of the First Nations and Métis peoples. These people were the original settlers of this land and have been here for thousands of years.
Our most recent travelling exhibit, Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight has come to a close. We would like to thank the Museum Assistance Program (MAP) for providing the financial assistance required to bring this great feature to Grande Prairie.
We would also like to thank the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre for the travelling portion of this exhibit.
The Grande Prairie Museum is grateful to the Grande Prairie and Lake Saskatoon Masonic Lodges for contributing local items that enhanced the exhibit. Thank you to the many members who joined us to prepare and take down the exhibit, attended our meet and greet events, and spoke at the lunch and learn.
One of the newest additions to the Grande Prairie Museum Gallery is a funeral parlour dipicting one of Grande Prairie's longest standing businesses, Oliver's Funeral Home.
A permanent exhibit showcasing artifacts and interpretive displays of the pioneer and early years of our community
This unique area features a replica archaeological dig site of the Edmontosaurus and aboriginal artifacts.
The gallery also features Mural based exhibits by Alberta mural artist Tim Hiemdal.
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