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Government of Nunavut and WAG promoting Inuit art in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba, (May 25, 2016) – The Government of Nunavut (GN), through the Nunavut Development Corporation (NDC), is supporting a new retail space in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) to promote and sell Inuit art. Opening on June 25, WAG@The Forks will be located in the...

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May 25, 2016

WAG to Exhibit First Retrospective of Oviloo Tunnillie

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 11, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to showcase the first retrospective exhibition of carvings by Oviloo Tunnillie. The artist is one of the most respected Inuit sculptors from the Canadian Arctic and one of very few female carvers to achieve international...

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May 11, 2016

Mayor Bowman Announces Funding to Support Inuit Art Centre

WINNIPEG, May 6 2016 – Winnipeg is one step closer to becoming an international leader in Indigenous arts and culture with a City of Winnipeg investment into the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s (WAG) Inuit Art Centre, Mayor Brian Bowman announced today.

Beginning this year, the City of Winnipeg is...

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May 6, 2016

Jeff Liba Joins WAG Team as Major Gifts Officer

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 2, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Liba as Major Gifts Officer to the Inuit Art Centre Capital Campaign.

Liba brings a wealth of fundraising knowledge and   over 15 years of successful philanthropic development. As...

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May 2, 2016

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

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