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WAG Exhibition Highlights the Fantastic and Surreal in Inuit Art

An exhibition opening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on May 31 features work by several Baker Lake and Cape Dorset artists who let their imaginations loose to create surreal, fantastic art. Inuit Fantastic Art continues until October 12.

In 1967 American anthropologist Dr. Nelson Graburn...

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May 29, 2014

WAG Presents Diana McIntosh, Music In First Person

Distinctive. Original. Witty. Invocative. All these words describe Diana McIntosh’s active career as a composer and performer. Spend the afternoon with McIntosh on June 1, 2:30pm when she presents Music In First Person at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Eckhardt Hall.

Well known for her creative...

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May 22, 2014

WAG Offers Dinner and Tour of Native Artist Exhibition

One of the most popular programs at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is Flavours of Art (formerly Art Eats), an exhibition-themed dinner at Storm Bistro, followed by an exhibition tour. This summer Flavours of Art is featuring the new exhibition 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc on May 30, June...

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May 21, 2014

Catherine Maksymiuk to Lead WAG Media and Marketing Team

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce Catherine Maksymiuk as the new manager of media and marketing. She begins her position Thursday, June 5.

Maksymiuk served as interim manager of communications and marketing at the WAG from 2012-13 and she chaired the History committee for the...

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May 20, 2014

Registration on now for WAG Summer Art Camps and Workshops

Once again, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is offering a series of summer art camps and workshops for children, teens, and adults. Details of all summer camps and workshops can be found at wag.ca.

Summer Art Camps for children ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 13 run weekly from 9am to 4pm, July 7 to August 22...

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May 20, 2014

WAG, Arts Community Mourns Lynne Cohen

The Winnipeg Art Gallery joins the arts community in mourning the loss of Montreal-based photographer Lynne Cohen. Cohen lost her battle with lung cancer Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was 69 years old.

“The arts community has lost a true treasure today. Lynne Cohen led a full and prolific career...

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May 13, 2014

WAG Marks 100th Anniversary of Winnipeg Sketch Club

Since its founding in 1914 the Winnipeg Sketch Club has been intertwined with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, so it is only fitting that it celebrates its centenary with an exhibition at the WAG. 

From May 17 to July 27, The Winnipeg Sketch Club: A Look Back pays tribute to the Sketch Club by...

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May 12, 2014

Spring Fashion Show at WAG Gallery Shop

Designer fashions. Vintage handbags. Exquisite jewelry. Champagne and hors d’ouvres. New paintings by Michel Saint Hilaire.The Gallery Shop at the Winnipeg Art Gallery presents The Collection: A Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 21. 

Immerse yourself in art and fashion as models walk the runway...

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May 8, 2014

WAG’s 100 Masters Exhibition Wins National and Regional Awards

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s blockbuster exhibition 100 Masters: Only in Canada, which ran from May 11 to September 2, 2013, has recently won two major awards and was runner up for two other awards. The historic centennial exhibition, featuring 100 artworks borrowed from 30 galleries across the...

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May 5, 2014

WAG Opens Historic Exhibition of First Nations Artists

Gallery admission is free to youth 18 and under May 10 to June 30.

Canada’s first Aboriginal artist collective, the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (PNIAI) were a groundbreaking cultural and political entity that self-organized to demand recognition as professional, contemporary...

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May 1, 2014

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