Authored by: Dr. Stephen Borys on July 17, 2015
On board the Ocean Endeavour for Adventure Canada’s 2015 Heart of the Arctic expedition, I have the pleasure of joining the resource staff – and offering some insights into contemporary Inuit art and the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s (WAG) collection and its longstanding relationship with the people and culture behind the art.
Authored by: Dr. Stephen Borys on July 9, 2015
In just a few short days, my family and I will board the Ocean Endeavour to explore Canada’s Inuit regions of Nunavik, Nunavut, and Greenland. This Heart of the Arctic voyage will be full of adventure, some of which will be highlighted here for you.
Authored by: WAG Staff on July 17, 2014
The sun is finally shining and the Winnipeg Art Gallery has successfully completed its first week of Summer Art Camps!
Authored by: WAG Staff on May 21, 2014
I was glad to see that the WAG had decided to put up a photography exhibit and was immediately interested. Between Something and Nothing was an enthralling experience, people who may not have a huge interest in photography can take a chance to look through Lynne Cohen’s perspective on life and experience for themselves her style of photography.
Authored by: WAG Staff on May 4, 2014
Through the Eyes of a Child is one of the most inspiring exhibits I have viewed this year. The exhibit consists of work done by the children involved in studio programs at the WAG. This exhibit was without a doubt, very colorful, lively, and refreshing. The art produced by these children is pure creativity.
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 21, 2014
Throughout the world, women and girls are the victims of countless types of violence. The range of this violence is heartbreaking, and sadly, it follows them from their conception, to their birth, and to their death. It does not matter to which culture they belong, their ethnicity, their social class...it pervades every aspect of their lives. These acts of violence are the main focus of Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art. It uses multimedia and art to promote awareness of what is going on in our ''oh so advanced'' society.
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 14, 2014
Lines of Thought continues...
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 1, 2014
Lines of Thought continues...
Authored by: WAG Staff on March 17, 2014
Given the thought-provoking and emotional nature of Off the Beaten Path we have hung a series of clotheslines in one of the galleries and have been inviting visitors to share their thoughts, comments and stories by writing them down and then pinning the card to one of these “lines of thought”. We have been overwhelmed and moved by the often very personal stories that have been shared.
Authored by: WAG Staff on February 24, 2014
The exhibition Looking Up is an intriguing mix of pieces created by Winnipeg artists and Inuit artworks from the WAG's collection. What I love about this is that it isn't just about being inspired by the Inuit art at the WAG, it also displays the work that inspired them.
Authored by: Aline Frechette on February 9, 2014
Ce n’est pas toujours facile de trouver des activités de qualité en français auxquelles toute la famille peut participer. Une visite guidée familiale du Musée vous offre la possibilité de faire quelque chose de différent, d’unique et d’éducatif avec vos tout petits et vos plus grands dans un environnement créatif.
Authored by: WAG Staff on January 19, 2014
How can you create an exhibition on math and art? Dallas Clement, WAG tour guide and math consultant for the exhibition explains how!
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on January 10, 2014
Exploring new mediums in From the Land: Materials and Message in Inuit Art.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on January 5, 2014
Last Fall the WAG partnered with Manito Ahbee Festival and Children of the Earth High School (COTE) to introduce the Aboriginal Arts Development Scholarship.
Authored by: WAG Staff on December 15, 2013
On Monday, December 9, the Canadian Olympic Committee held a press conference at the WAG to announce the 2014 Winter Olympic curling team.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on December 8, 2013
Cannes commercials are back at the WAG again this year.
Authored by: WAG Staff on December 4, 2013
This post is part of our ongoing WAG Student Art Board blog series. The Student Art Board (SAB) is a select group of high school students that are involved with the WAG. This blog series is intended to offer a teenager's perspective on the art currently on display at the WAG.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on November 25, 2013
Cocoa, ornaments, and Santa! My favourite time of the year is here with the WAG's annual tree trimming party, just for families.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on November 18, 2013
A brief look at what is involved in producing an art exhibition. It's harder than you think!
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on November 10, 2013
A brief introduction to The Clock. On display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from Oct 11, 2013 to Jan 5, 2014.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on October 14, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on October 7, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on September 30, 2013
Authored by: WAG Staff on September 9, 2013
Authored by: WAG Staff on September 4, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on September 2, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on August 26, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on August 19, 2013
Authored by: Gabriel Hurley on August 12, 2013
Authored by: WAG Staff on August 5, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on July 29, 2013
Authored by: Gabriel Hurley on July 23, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on July 15, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on July 11, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on July 3, 2013
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on June 24, 2013
What are your plans this Canada Day?
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on June 19, 2013
On Friday June 14th we held our first ever homeschool event at the WAG! We had a wonderful turnout with about 70 people attending.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on June 10, 2013
A brief history of German artist, Walter Gramatté...
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on June 3, 2013
In case you missed Family Sunday...
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on May 27, 2013
On April 11 we held an professional development art event for teachers called Through the Eyes of a WAG Studio Artist.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on May 20, 2013
"Great art is essentially useless, in the practical sense. It appeals purely to the spirit." - Bertram Brooker, 1929
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on May 13, 2013
After over 2 years of travel to secure loans by Dr. Stephen Borys and months of hard work to create programming and events by staff 100 Masters: Only in Canada opened last week.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on May 6, 2013
As you likely know, 100 Masters: Only in Canada opens at the end of this week. This is the largest exhibition that the WAG has ever undertaken and it will be a delight to visit. I thought this would be a good time to mention the process for actually compiling an exhibition.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 29, 2013
100 Masters: Only in Canada is less than two weeks away...
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 26, 2013
My last day at the WAG has arrived, is being uncrated and will soon be on display. These three weeks have flown by, but not without leaving an impression.
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 23, 2013
I don't get art...
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 22, 2013
This past week marked the end of Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art, the Winnipeg Art Gallery's centennial exhibition of Inuit art.
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 17, 2013
I will always be my own worst enemy as a photographer.
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 15, 2013
The 100 Masters exhibit is one month away...
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 15, 2013
Conservation is a lesser known aspect of work at art galleries but it can be one of the most interesting. Although much of the WAG's Head of Conservation, Radovan Radulovic's job consists of condition reporting and other administrative duties, he occasionally gets to work on large restoration projects such as the Way to Calvary.
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 11, 2013
Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal. Sort. Fold. Stuff. Seal.
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 10, 2013
In my public relations classes at Red River College, we often debate the different jobs worth pursuing after graduation...
Authored by: WAG Staff on April 9, 2013
My first impressions of working at the WAG can be summed up as controlled chaos...
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 8, 2013
During a tour of the exhibition, Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art, Curator of Inuit Art, Darlene Wight told the story behind Abraham Anghik Ruben’s stunning sculpture, Kittigazuit. In this work, Anghik tells the story of Kittigazuit, a community that sits on the Mackenzie River delta in the western Arctic.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on April 1, 2013
The most powerful spirit in Inuit shamanistic belief system is commonly known as Sedna, Taleelayuk, or Nuliayuk. Her story and name varies between different areas of the Arctic but the theme remains the same. Here is one version of the story.
Authored by: Leif Norman on January 30, 2013
The WAG that never was...We examine the Second, Third Prize designs and Honourable Mentions in the 1968 Architecture contest to find a new WAG.
Authored by: Leif Norman on December 17, 2012
We take a tour of the WAG. It has taken a while, and mostly because there were so many details to cover, but the second WAG podcast is live! And is over half an hour long. Phew!
Authored by: Leif Norman on October 15, 2012
The first of many podcasts is now available. Featuring the story of the big triangle building itself.
Authored by: Gabriel Hurley on August 7, 2012
Kids at the Construction Zone art camp had definite ideas about what a city should--and should not--have.
Authored by: Gabriel Hurley on August 2, 2012
Down at The Forks our summer art campers used twigs and stones to create intricate art patterns.
Authored by: Leif Norman on June 12, 2012
The WAG building as we know it...
Authored by: Leif Norman on May 29, 2012
Topic; the building itself. The big pointy triangle shaped building at 300 Memorial that all Winnipeggers know as the WAG.
Authored by: Leif Norman on May 29, 2012
For the 1ooth of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Leif Norman has been hired to produce a series of short podcasts. This is the first time the WAG has ventured into this area and will cover such topics as; what was going on in Winnipeg in 1912, to inuit art to what the future holds.
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on May 9, 2012
Even though the weather outside was dreary and rainy, things were very lively in the WAG on Sunday, May 6th. The gallery was full and buzzing with over 830 people enjoying the festivities of the Rockwell Family Sunday Pancake Breakfast!
Authored by: WAG Staff on May 6, 2012
What do Deepa Mehta, Mary Walsh and Rush have in common?
Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on March 21, 2012
Eckhardt Hall was packed full of families from all over the world who now call Canada home!
Authored by: WAG Staff on February 5, 2012
Do these faces look familiar? Help us find the people behind the images ...
Authored by: Erin McIntyre on December 19, 2011
A great time was had by all!
Authored by: Erin McIntyre on November 28, 2011
Hey Winnipeg! Don’t let the falling snow bring you down! Help the WAG get the holiday season off to a festive start!
Authored by: Kenlyn Collins on November 1, 2011
New Book: Picture House: the art of Bollywood A review by Library Volunteer Amy Burbank
Authored by: Debra Fehr on October 26, 2011
Do you have a fabulous recipe or a traditional family dish that you treasure? Join our faithful feasters and added it to our blog.
Authored by: Sam Jarmasz, Rachel Erickson, and Helga Jakobson on August 25, 2011
Kids just had a blast at our new summer art camps. We can't wait until next year!
Authored by: Daniel Buckland on July 21, 2011
Daniel Buckland had a very interesting year as a member of the WAG Student Art Board.
Authored by: Mira Le-Ba on July 15, 2011
Visit us in the kids' sections of all the summer festivals. Next up--the Fringe.
Authored by: Kaari Sinnaeve on June 17, 2011
If it’s summer, it must be time for Jazz on the Rooftop—our 34th year! Picture it—a brilliant prairie sunset, the splash of the fountain, BBQ by Storm, cool beer, and hot jazz! It doesn’t get much better than this.
Authored by: Mira Le-Ba on June 16, 2011
Hi. My name is Mira Le-Ba and I’m working as a summer student at the WAG. I love working with kids and I love working with art, so needless to say I’m very excited to start this position! Last week I started off at the Children’s Festival working with families all day.
Authored by: Heather Mousseau on June 14, 2011
Our special Quilt of Belonging contest for kids. Win prizes and see your work hanging at the WAG!
Authored by: Rachel Baerg on June 2, 2011
If you're bringing your kids to Winnipeg's summer festivals, be sure to look us up. We have lots of creative things for them to do.
Authored by: Anna Wiebe on June 1, 2011
Our new Rooftop Club is a great way to spend some precious outdoor time.
Authored by: Alisa Pihulak on May 20, 2011
Our members loved their special event yesterday, Why not not join them next time?
Authored by: Alisa Pihulak on May 10, 2011
Sign up as a WAG member and receive an invitation to the special May 19 member's only event.
Authored by: Anna Wiebe on May 6, 2011
Learn how major national and international corporations build stunning corporate art collections.
Authored by: Darlene Coward Wight on April 27, 2011
If you enjoyed our exhibition Nunavik North of 60º, you can see it all again on the Inuit Art Foundation's virtual website.
Authored by: Anna Wiebe on April 21, 2011
Learn how urban birds adapt the sounds of the city into their song as birding guru Rodolf Koes takes you on a birdwatching excursion through downtown Winnipeg.
Authored by: Heather Mousseau on April 15, 2011
It doesn't actually glow in the dark, but this tumbler is radioactive.
Authored by: Anna Wiebe on April 15, 2011
Join us on a visit to the studio of artist Tom Lovatt and learn more about the whole creative process.
Authored by: Heather Mousseau on April 13, 2011
A film that explores the creative world of Winnipeg painter Wanda Koop.
Authored by: Alisa Pihulak on April 7, 2011
There are so many reasons for becoming a WAG member. Like an exclusive exhibiton tour by Director Stephen Borys.
Authored by: Rachel Baerg on April 5, 2011
A look at real-life historical heroines through music, poetry, and art.
Authored by: Heather Mousseau on April 1, 2011
Don't miss our annual exhibiton of kids' art. You won't believe how gorgeous it is.
Authored by: Student Art Board on March 28, 2011
Everyone had a terrific time at the WAG Student Art Board painting party on March 25.
Authored by: Mary Reid on March 24, 2011
Curator Mary Reid is getting really excited as installation of the exhibiton by Winnipeg artist Erika Lincoln comes together.
Authored by: Heather Mousseau on March 21, 2011
We are creating a special new website just for our upcominmg exhibition William Kurelek: The Messenger, which opens in September.
Authored by: Heather Mousseau on March 17, 2011
The WAG has been nominated for three Manitoba Book Awards.
Authored by: Aline Frechette on March 14, 2011
Our Drawing Party was a great success! Now come to our Painting Party on March 24.
Authored by: Mary Reid on March 2, 2011
Authored by: WAG Staff on February 22, 2011
Today we got some exciting news that will help us celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2012. Mr. Rod Bruinooge, MP for Winnipeg South, announced that the Government of Canada, through the Canada Interactive Fund, will provide us with funding of $78,366 over two years for the creation of a dedicated, interactive centenary website which will be linked to this current site.
Authored by: on October 8, 2010
Girlie Cacao spent some time with the WAG this fall as part of the Employment Solutions for Immigrant Youth training program and had a great time!
Authored by: Heather Mousseau on September 28, 2010
We were expecting maybe 600 people for our September 25 all-night Nuit Blanche party. We got 4,600!
Authored by: Sarah Paradis on August 31, 2010
Authored by: Sarah Paradis on August 31, 2010
Authored by: Sarah Paradis on August 31, 2010
Authored by: Sarah Paradis on July 27, 2010
Artist Diana Thornyecroft discusses her current WAG exhibiton with Youth Programs Facilitator Sarah Paradis.
Authored by: Sarah Paradis on July 16, 2010
We Are Sorry is a site-specific installation by Canadian artist Cathy Busby that is on view until August 22, 2010 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Authored by: Sarah Paradis on July 16, 2010
Hi, I’m Sarah Paradis, the summer Youth Program Facilitator and annual Birthday Party Hostess for the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Authored by: Aline Frechette on March 30, 2010
Bugs Bunny is king of the WAG! The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons is an exhibition that kids will love. See authentic works of art from Warner Bros. animators featuring some of your favorite cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird and many more.
Authored by: Rachel Baerg on February 3, 2010
February has arrived...and so has the really cold weather! Remember, a frigid February day is the perfect opportunity to come and warm up in our galleries. We’ve got a number of fantastic exhibitions on view during the next couple of months, including an exhibition highlighting the work of Canadian encaustic artist Tony Scherman, who creates paintings with mixed color pigments and hot dripping wax.
Authored by: Aline Frechette on January 11, 2010
Ahhh…The new year has begun and there is excitement and creativity in the air at the WAG. The staff is stirring about, busily getting everything ready for yet another huge transformation of the galleries. Several of the exhibitions now up will soon go down to make way for new shows
Authored by: Rachel Baerg on December 1, 2009
We’ve had a pretty adventurous November with over 700 students touring the galleries with us and our many volunteer tour guides.
Authored by: Rachel Baerg on November 23, 2009
Greetings from your Youth Program Art Adventurers at the WAG, Aline Frechette and Rachel Baerg!
Authored by: Andrew Kear on September 24, 2009
If it can bring together amicably the upholders of viceregal tradition, on the one hand, and the defenders democracy, on the other, surely art can’t be that bad.
Authored by: Andrew Kear on September 8, 2009
Looking over his photographs (or, pictures of photographs - the real ones have yet to arrive here in Winnipeg), Karsh is undeniably old-school when it comes to portraiture.
Authored by: Andrew Kear on August 27, 2009
I’ve been reading curator David Travis’ catalogue Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes, which will be available to the public when the exhibition arrives at the WAG this fall. When I first heard about Travis’ exhibition, and the fact that its purpose was, in part, to “reassess” the Armenian-Canadian photographer’s output I was sceptical. Within the art world, especially as it pertains to historical shows, the prefix “re” is often an early indicator of a curator’s heavy-hand. Reassessment, reappraisal, reinterpretation, and revision are great so long as I can leave an exhibition feeling that the original assessment, appraisal, interpretation, and vision, logically implied, have been properly and fairly understood from the start.
Authored by: Andrew Kear on August 25, 2009
I’ll admit it: I have a soft spot for formal, well composed, portraits. I reserve – oddly, some would say – the official painted version, depicting political subjects, as my favorite category of portraiture. One of the things making formal portraiture, in general, so interesting is the fact that it can elicit disagreement between viewers about when and for whom a dignified portrait is warranted, and debate regarding what exactly makes for an appropriately reverential visual cue in a portrait.
Authored by: Andrew Kear on August 14, 2009
Continuing work on the layout of the Karsh exhibit. There is a whole chest of ways curators visualize the layout of an exhibition before they have an opportunity to see the actual work, the little-squares approach is currently my favourite trick.
Authored by: Andrew Kear on August 12, 2009
I have just spent the afternoon pushing little squares of paper around on a photocopied floor plan of galleries four and five.