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Robert Archambeau Exhibition at WAG Focuses on the Artist’s Drawings

Robert Archambeau Exhibition at WAG Focuses on the Artist’s Drawings

Artist Robert Archambeau is best known for his functional pots with their confident profiles, subtle wood-fired glazes, and meticulous finishes. But a new exhibition opening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on February 15 turns in...

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Jan 28, 2013

Igloos on the WAG Rooftop!

The Winnipeg Art Gallery has been collecting Inuit art since 1957 and now has the largest collection of contemporary art in the world. So what better place to build an igloo. Two, in fact, courtesy of the Manitoba Urban Inuit Association (MUIA). A visit to the igloos is included with the cost of...

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Jan 24, 2013

Paul Butler Appointed WAG’s New Curator of Contemporary Art

 The Winnipeg Art Gallery has announced the appointment of artist and curator Paul Butler as Curator of Contemporary Art effective May 1, 2013.

Paul Butler will be responsible for expanding the WAG’s collection of regional, national, and international contemporary art, which encompasses...

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Jan 23, 2013

Critically acclaimed sound sculpture opens new NGC@WAG program

On February 1 the Winnipeg Art Gallery will present the inaugural exhibition of the NGC@WAG program. A brilliant sound sculpture, Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet, reworks Spem in Alium by 16th century English composer Thomas Tallis. Involving 40 separately recorded choir voices played back...

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Jan 23, 2013

WAG Announces New Director of Development & Marketing

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Slivinski as Director of Development and Marketing effective January 14, 2013.

Working with the Executive Director, Slivinski will oversee all aspects of a comprehensive development program with emphasis on major gifts and...

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Jan 23, 2013

Art Eats Offers Dinner at Storm Bistro and a Winnipeg Art Gallery Exhibition Tour

 Looking for a different night out? How about a delicious dinner in a rooftop restaurant followed by a tour of an art exhibition? The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Art Eats offers a three-course dinner at Storm Bistro, followed by a tour of the exhibition Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in...

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Jan 22, 2013

WAG’s Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: One Hundred Celebrates a Century of Heroes, Sins, and Has-beens on February 23


 The Winnipeg Art Gallery is letting the clock run wild on February 23 for Birchwood BMW Art & Soul: One Hundred. Celebrating the most memorable moments, iconic personalities, and scandalous events of the past century, the theme of this year’s annual fundraiser honours the WAG’s 100th...

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Jan 16, 2013

Inuit Film Night at the WAG

Inuit traditional face tattoos, forbidden for a hundred years, are an almost forgotten part of the culture. In Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos, screening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery at 7pm, Saturday, January 26, Inuit filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril records her journey to learn...

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Jan 7, 2013

WAG Exhibition Traces Development of Inuit Art

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is known internationally as the home of the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world which it has been collecting since 1957. It is only fitting, therefore, that the WAG celebrates this wonderful collection during its Centennial year. Creation &...

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Jan 7, 2013

WAG Symposium Discusses Inuit Art

On Friday, January 25, leading artists, art historians, and curators will gather at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for a one-day symposium to discuss the history of Inuit art and the work of several key contemporary Inuit artists. Inuit Art: Trajectories and Transformation is held in conjunction with...

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Jan 7, 2013

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