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WAG’s Gallery Ball Sold Out

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s premiere annual fundraising event, the Gallery Ball, is sold out—three weeks ahead of time! For the first time guests at the October 15 black-tie affair will dine and be entertained in the permanent collection galleries surrounded by 500 years of art. Winnipeg artist...

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Sep 29, 2011

New WAG Exhibition Features Art from Cape Dorset

The WAG has added a new component to its ongoing Collection on View exhibitions. New Art from Cape Dorset opens on October 8, continuing until April 8, 2012. The exhibition features drawings and sculptures created by second- and third-generation Cape Dorset artists in recent years.

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Sep 27, 2011

Special Web Site Ensures Lasting Legacy for William Kurelek: The Messenger

While most art exhibitions have a limited life span of only a few months, thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the William Kurelek: The Messenger exhibit will live on at www.kurelek.ca for at least five years as a captivating resource for the public, in particular students, educators,...

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Sep 21, 2011

William Kurelek Exhibition Coming to the WAG

If you ever enjoyed A Prairie Boy’s Winter as a child, or admired the covers of W.O. Mitchell’s book Who Has Seen the Wind, you’ll be familiar with the work of William Kurelek. William Kureluk: The Messenger is a stunning exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, running from September 30 to...

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Sep 21, 2011

Owen Clark Jass Band at WAG’s Jazz under the Rooftop

The WAG’s Jazz on the Rooftop takes it downstairs to the Muriel Richardson Auditorium when the Owen Clark Jass Band kicks off the Jazz under the Rooftop winter series at 7:30pm, Friday, October 7. Tickets are $21 for WAG members, $25 for non-members, and include free Gallery admission the day of...

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Sep 20, 2011

WAG Director To Take Part in Downtown Sleepout

Dr. Stephen Borys, Director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, is one of 30 business leaders who will be participating in the Downtown BIZ’s CEO for Downtown Sleepout on September 29. It is hoped the sleepout will raise $100,000. Monies raised will go to the BIZ’s Change for the Better project which...

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Sep 19, 2011

Iconic WAG Spaces Take on New Life for Gallery Ball 2011

Dust off that little black dress, break out the black tie and tux, and prepare for an extraordinary night at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s annual Gallery Ball on Saturday, October 15. This year’s theme, inspired by the WAG’s permanent collection, comes to life through the deft skills and creative...

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Sep 19, 2011

Nuit Blanche –An All-Night Party at the WAG

An all-night, continuous party will take over the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 6pm, Saturday, October 1 through to 6am, Sunday, October 2. It’s Winnipeg’s second annual Nuit Blanche, a free celebration of the visual arts. Last year the WAG’s Nuit Blanche attracted 4,600 people and organizers are...

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Sep 14, 2011

Youth Celebrated at WAG’s Gallery Ball 2011

Put on your little black dress and show it off at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s annual Gallery Ball on Saturday, October 15. For the first time, Gallery Ball guests will be dining in the artistic splendour of the permanent collection galleries, surrounded by masterworks. The evening includes...

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Sep 13, 2011

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