Art for Lunch
Join us for bi-monthly talks, videos, and tours over the lunch hour!
Coffee and tea is provided. You're welcome to bring a bag lunch if a video is being screened. If the event that day is an exhibiton tour, we suggest you come early to eat your lunch since no food is allowed in the galleries. Talks and tours are included with Gallery admission. Video programs are free.
Tour: Baker Lake Carvings with Dr. Stephen Borys
Wednesday February 4 at 12pm
Join WAG Director and CEO for a fascinating look at this stunning exhibition featuring the carvings of twelve Baker Lake artists whose careers span the last five decades, the earliest piece from 1960 and the most recent from 2002.
Tour: Yesterday and Today by Elisapee Ishulutaq with Darlene Wright
Wednesday February 18 at 12pm
Enjoy an enlightening tour with Inuit curator, Darlene Coward Wright, highlighting a newly commissioned mural by Inuit artist, Elisapee Ishulutaq-recently honored as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2013. The 20 foot mural entitled, Yesterday and Today, was commissioned by the WAG in October 2014 when Darlene Coward Wight travelled to Pangnirtung, Nunuvut to take art supplies and work with the 90 year old artist for a week.
Wednesday February 25 at 12pm
Located just outside Rio de Janeiro, Jardim Gramacho, Brazil, is the world's largest garbage landfill. Modern artist Vik Muniz works with the so-called catadores, the men and women who pick through the refuse, to create art out of recycled materials. Muniz selects six of the garbage pickers to pose as subjects in a series of photographs mimicking famous paintings. In his desire to assist the catadores and change their lives, Muniz finds himself changed as well.
Run time: 90 mins.
Trailer for Wasteland.
Talk: Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 with Architects Lola Shepherd and Mason White
Saturday March 7 at 12:45pm
Join architects Mason White and Lola Shepherd from the design-research studio, Lateral Office to learn about the exhibition, Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15, featuring the work of Inuit carvers who have created masterful scale models of some of the best-known buildings in the territory: schools, churches, homes, hotels, research stations. Developed as a celebration of Nunavut’s fifteenth anniversary as a territory, this project, representing Canada’s entry at the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture, highlights the Artic for the first time.
Tour: L.L. FitzGerald’s Impressionist Decade, 1910-1920 with Andrew Kear
Wednesday March 18 at 12pm
Join WAG curator of Canadian Historical Art for an enlightening tour of the exhibition, L.L. FitzGerald’s Impressionist Decade, 1910-1920. The exhibition highlights a selection of figure studies, industrial scenes, and landscapes—paintings, drawings, and prints—created by the highly celebrated Manitoba artist during the first decade of his professional career.
Video: The Private Life of a Masterpiece: Sandro Botticelli
Wednesday April 1 at 12pm
Enjoy an episode from the award-winning BBC series revealing the full and fascinating stories behind some of the most famous works of art of all time, including tales of revolution, wartime escapes, ego clashes and scandal.
Run time: 50 min
Tour: Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin with Angeliki Bogiatji
Wednesday April 29 at 12pm
Enjoy an inspiring tour of this monumental exhibition of ancient Greek and Roman art, the first of its kind in Canada! Dating from the 5th century BC to the 2nd century AD, Olympus features 160 magnificent treasures from the National Museums in Berlin classical antiquities collection including marble and bronze statues and reliefs, terracotta vases and jewellery presented through the theme of gods and goddesses.