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WAG@The Forks Opens at the Johnston Terminal

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 23, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is branching out with a new satellite location at The Forks. Officially opening June 25 at 10:00am, WAG@The Forks will bring a mix of shopping and art making to the Johnston Terminal.

Manitoban and Canadian art, including a special...

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Jun 23, 2016

New WAG Exhibit Acknowledges Residential School Legacy while Highlighting Strength

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 17, 2016: Winding its way through three levels of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Qua'yuk tchi'gae'win: Making Good acknowledges the residential school legacy and colonial trauma, but also reveals an enduring strength, resiliency, and courage through art. The exhibition opened...

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Jun 17, 2016

WAG Celebrates Winnipeg’s Own Karel Funk

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 9, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is proud to feature contemporary painter Karel Funk in the largest and first true survey of his work. The Winnipeg-born and -based artist has received international attention for his mesmerizing portraits of lone figures clothed in...

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Jun 9, 2016

WAG Screens THE PASS SYSTEM: Film Exposing Segregationist Policy Against First Nations

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 1, 2016: The Pass System, a new investigative documentary by filmmaker Alex Williams, exposes newly found documents and testimony about a segregationist practice that forced First Nations to carry a pass in order to leave reserve.

On the heels of sold-out screenings...

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Jun 1, 2016

WAG Launches Free First Friday Nights

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 27, 2016: Searching for something fun and free to do Friday night? Look no further than the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Starting June 3, the WAG is opening its doors with free Gallery admission on the first Friday of every month.

Complimentary entry to the galleries begins at...

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May 27, 2016

Marc Chagall meets Esther Warkov: WAG Opens Three New Exhibits

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 26, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is preparing for the opening of two exhibitions featuring famed 20th-century artist Marc Chagall, alongside a show highlighting Esther Warkov, one of Manitoba’s most distinctive painters. All three exhibits launch May 28 with a public...

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May 26, 2016

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

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