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WAG Celebrates Holiday Season with Free Party for Families

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 24, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is gearing up for its annual Holiday Party on Sunday, December 4. This festive event is a free, fun-filled afternoon for the whole family, running from 1:30 to 4pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to...

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Nov 24, 2016

Winnipeg Premiere of Cannes Lions 2016 – World’s Best Commercials

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 22, 2016:  Tickets are now on sale to see the winners of the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This annual compilation of the world’s best commercials is being screened December 15 to 18, 27, and 28.

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Nov 22, 2016

WAG Brings Land Issues to the Forefront with Pair of Boarding Exhibits

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is proud to present Boarder X and Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant, two exhibitions demonstrating how Indigenous art, culture, and land intersect. Boarder X reveals skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing as vehicles that challenge...

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Nov 18, 2016

Inaugural MATTER Lecture Brings Artist David Salle to Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 10, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Border Crossings magazine are pleased to introduce the MATTER lecture series. Featuring two speakers per year, this new series explores contemporary art and ideas. The inaugural event on November 24 brings to Winnipeg...

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Nov 9, 2016

WAG Celebrates Rodin’s Birthday with New Exhibition

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 7, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating the November 12 birthday of Auguste Rodin with an exhibition of work by the 19th-century French sculptor and other artists he inspired. Starting with Rodin brings together nearly 30 works of art from the WAG’s...

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Nov 7, 2016

In Conversation with Susan A. Thompson to Support Inuit Art Centre

Winnipeg’s First and Only Female Mayor to Share Insights with Fellow Trailblazer Shannon Sampert

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 20, 2016: During Canada’s 100th anniversary year of the vote for women, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is proud to present a one-on-one discussion between two inspiring...

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Oct 20, 2016

WAG Stops Time with Harold Edgerton Photography Exhibition

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 18, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to present, for the first time, photographs by American engineer Harold Edgerton. Acquired by the WAG from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Archives, the collection showcases Edgerton’s skill at capturing...

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Oct 18, 2016

2016 WAG Gallery Ball Spreads Joy of Art to Thousands of Youth

Arctic-themed gala highlights Inuit art

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 14, 2016 – This Saturday, the Winnipeg Art Gallery will be Arctic-inspired as it hosts its annual black-tie fundraiser. Gallery Ball 2016 takes its cue from the WAG’s collection of Inuit art and the Our Land: Contemporary Art...

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Oct 14, 2016

CRAFTED: Show + Sale Back by Popular Demand

Quilts and pillowcases support local child and teen patients


Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 6, 2016: Craft artists and the Winnipeg Art Gallery are preparing for the second-annual CRAFTED: Show + Sale, a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things handmade. Presented in partnership with Manitoba...

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Oct 6, 2016

Canadian Debut of Our Land Showcases Rarely Seen Inuit Art

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 30, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is honoured to present a powerful exhibition of treasures from the Government of Nunavut’s Fine Art Collections. Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic broadly showcases Inuit art and culture through an impressive selection of...

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Sep 30, 2016

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