The Blog

This event is now over.
2 O’Clock Tour @ the Museum: The Witness Blanket & Kinship

Visit Red Deer / Events / 2 O’Clock Tour @ the Museum: The Witness Blanket & Kinship

2 O’Clock Tour @ the Museum: The Witness Blanket & Kinship

Add To My Trip

Create Your First Trip

Organize all of your destinations by adding 2 O’Clock Tour @ the Museum: The Witness Blanket & Kinship to your personal online trip planner!

You are not logged in. Sign up below to plan multiple trips, personalize your schedules, share trip itineraries with friends, and access your trips on multiple devices. An account is not required, but if you clear your browser data your trip will be lost.

Sign Up + Create Trip
Continue Without an Account

Google Calendar iCal Export Share

Join a MAG staff member for a guided tour of The Witness Blanket and Kinship. Guided tour starts at 2 pm. Free to attend.
About The Witness Blanket:

The Witness Blanket is a powerful art installation created by master carver Carey Newman. It is a monument that recognizes the atrocities of the Indian residential school era, honours the children and symbolizes ongoing reconciliation. This cedar-framed artwork, inspired by a woven blanket, includes hundreds of objects recovered from 77 communities across Canada where residential schools were located.

The Witness Blanket is currently undergoing conservation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, after touring Canada for three years. Newman and the CMHR have partnered to create this reproduction of the Blanket, allowing its Stories and messages to continue to be shared with Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

About Kinship:

The MAG holds an impressive collection of Indigenous and Inuit art thanks to a generous bequest by donor Dr. Kathleen Swallow in the 1980s. Works from this bequest as well as works from the museum’s broader art collection celebrate the kinship of family and community relationships. Paintings, prints and sculpture tell stories of parenthood, childhood and friendship.

Event Dates

Dates Times
June 9, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue Details

  • Address: 4525 - 47A Street, T4P 6Z6, Red Deer
  • Phone: 1(403)3098405

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Enjoy being inspired?
Sign up for our
e-Newsletter
Get the latest articles, travel offers & events in your inbox.
JOIN TODAY
close-link