Join us through the months of July and August as we think through memories of the Art Gallery of Alberta (formerly The Edmonton Art Gallery) with a focus on the Mike MacDonald medicine and butterfly garden. The garden was first planted in May 1999 on the front patio of the old Edmonton Art Gallery, and consisted of 50 half barrels filled with butterfly-attracting annuals and perennials. The garden was replanted for 3 summers, and on its close, the barrels were offered to members of the community. If you remember the garden or adopted a barrel, please post pictures, a word or a paragraph conveying your memories of MacDonald's garden at the art gallery. We want to think through how collective memories add to an artist's archive and learn more about the presence of the garden at the Edmonton Art Gallery. You can email photos and memories to email@example.com.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.