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WAG Carves New Path for Indigenous Artwalk with Four Inuit Sculptures

Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 22, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery has joined the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s Indigenous Artwalk by adding four Inuit sculptures located at Portage Place Shopping Centre.

“We commend the work of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ in celebrating Indigenous art and culture in downtown...

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Jul 22, 2016

Get Out of the City and Explore Beach Cottages at the WAG’s 10th Annual Home Tour

Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 15, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating a decade of the Home Tour by taking the annual event to Victoria Beach on Sunday, August 7, 2016. The tour will feature some of the most interesting cottages and modern lake homes along the shoreline of the beautiful...

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Jul 15, 2016

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

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