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WAG Bids Farewell to Record-Setting Olympus

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 26, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery bids farewell to the gods and goddesses of Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections from Berlin. The held over exhibition closed to record-setting levels of school outreach and partnerships. Olympus transported audiences to the ancient...

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Apr 26, 2016

WAG Gallery Shop Presents Maureen Watchorn Landscapes

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 20, 2016: Featuring stunning cliffs and valley landscapes, the Gallery Shop at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of work by Winnipeg-based artist Maureen Watchorn. The exhibit focuses on paintings created from 2008-2016 and opens April 21 with a...

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Apr 20, 2016

Olympus Held Over to April 17

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 24, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is thrilled to offer a last chance to experience Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin. Scheduled to end April 3, the exhibition is extended for two weeks and must close April 17. An exciting final weekend is being organized...

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Mar 24, 2016

City of Winnipeg Commits $5 Million to WAG’s Inuit Art Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 23, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is overjoyed by the City of Winnipeg’s commitment of $5 million over five years to the WAG’s new Inuit Art Centre. Passed Tuesday, the City’s 2016/17 operating budget includes the first $1 million. This support is a crucial step...

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Mar 22, 2016

WAG Offers Encore of World’s Best Commercials

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 11, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is presenting an encore of the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Back for a limited time only, this annual compilation of award-winning commercials is being screened on select dates in March at the WAG’s Muriel...

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Mar 11, 2016

WAG Studio Celebrates Milestone Year with Opening of Youth Art Exhibit

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 8, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery invites the public to an open house celebrating the 80th anniversary of WAG Studio and the 30th anniversary of the Through the Eyes of a Child exhibition. The Gallery will mark these milestones with a free event on March 26 from 1-4pm,...

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Mar 8, 2016

Rarely Seen Inuit Art Revealed for First Time in a Generation

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Thursday, March 3, 2016: The world got a first glimpse today at rare and valuable Inuit art – some that has been in storage for decades – as the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) began opening the 300 crates, holding nearly 8,000 Inuit treasures that the Nunavut Government has...

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Mar 3, 2016

WAG Gallery Shop Presents Winnipeg’s own Richard Finney

Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 25, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to present the stunning sculptural work of Richard Finney at the Gallery Shop. Containment opens Friday, February 26 with an artist’s reception from 6-9pm. The show runs until March 19 and all pieces are for sale.

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Feb 25, 2016

WAG Extends ‘Epic’ Olympus Exhibit to April 3

Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 23, 2016: Heralded by visitors as “epic,” “stunning,” and “a masterpiece,” the Winnipeg Art Gallery is extending Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin for an extra few weeks. Scheduled to run until March 6, the monumental show is being held over to April...

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Feb 23, 2016

WAG Offers Curator’s Tour of Richardson Collection of Inuit Art

Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 1, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce a guided tour of The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture on February 3 (12pm) with Darlene Coward Wight, WAG Curator of Inuit Art. The tour is free with Gallery admission.The exhibit,...

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Feb 1, 2016

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