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WAG Screens Deco Dawson’s Films on Art

Winnipeg, MB, October 30, 2012: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to present an evening of Deco Dawson’s award-winning films on art on Friday, November 2 at 8pm, free to the public. Presented in partnership with On Screen Manitoba and Manitoba Film & Music, the event will feature Dawson’s...

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Oct 30, 2012

WAG’S CENTENNIAL BALL RAISES $330,000!

Winnipeg, MB, October 25, 2012: The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Centennial Ball on October 20 was an outstanding success, raising over $330,000 in support of the Gallery’s art and learning programs for children and youth. Close to 500 guests at the black-tie event dined in the galleries, which were...

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Oct 25, 2012

Take an Architectural Tour of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

 

Built in 1971, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is regarded as one of the finest late-modernist buildings in the country. Join architectural historian Susan Algie from the Winnipeg Architectural Foundation for an in-depth tour and learn about the architect, the design, and the history of this...

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Oct 18, 2012

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 Winnipeg Now. It takes place from 6 to 9pm...

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Oct 17, 2012

Shawna Dempsey to Read “Bedtime Stories” in WAG Exhibition

Bedtime stories aren’t just for kids! Certainly not when they are told by performance artist Shawna Dempsey as she reads from the very adult book Bedtime Stories for the Edge of the World at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The readings spin a tale of North American history as you’ve never imagined and...

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Oct 17, 2012

WAG Calls for Nominations for Centennial Recognition Awards

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the Winnipeg Art Gallery? Perhaps they have worked long volunteer hours, donated artwork or initiated new projects at the Gallery. The WAG is calling for nominations for its Centennial Recognition Awards—100 awards for 100 years. The...

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Oct 15, 2012

Explore the WAG’s 100 Years on wag100.ca

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and you can learn all about the past century at wag100.ca. See images, newspaper clippings, watch video, and listen to audio interviews—you can even share your WAG story on this

interactive timeline.

From 1902, when an art...

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Oct 11, 2012

WAG Inuit Art Curator Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree

Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) at the University of Manitoba’s Fall Convocation on Wednesday, October 17.

As curator and art historian, Coward Wight’s work has centered on preserving, promoting, and...

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Oct 10, 2012

WAG Task Force Meets to Discuss Inuit Art and Learning Centre

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce the creation of a national Inuit Art Task Force to help inform and guide the planning of the Inuit Art and Learning Centre (IALC). The product of an international architectural competition, the Centre will house the WAG’s celebrated collection of...

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Oct 3, 2012

WAG Walking Tour Looks at Downtown Modernist Buildings

 

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is considered one of the finest examples of Modernist architectural buildings in the country. However, there are many more Modernist buildings in Winnipeg and the WAG has organized an hour-long walking tour of the city’s core at 2pm on Sunday, October 14 with Serena...

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Oct 2, 2012

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