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Public Invited to the WAG for Guy Maddin Film Shoot

Noted Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin will be shooting a portion of his project Seánces at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the public is invited to come and watch.

Maddin is one of the artists appearing in the exhibition Winnipeg Now which has a free public opening at 7pm, Saturday, September 29. It...

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Sep 27, 2012

WAG Executive Director Dr. Stephen Borys to be Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Winnipeg, MB, September 25, 2012: In recognition of his outstanding work with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Stephen Borys, WAG Executive Director, has been named a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal ceremony will take place at 12:30pm at the kick off to the WAG’s...

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Sep 25, 2012

WAG Centennial Ball Sold Out but Online Auction Bidding Now On

Even though the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s October 20 Centennial Ball sold out months in advance, everyone else can still get in on the fun. By going to the Ball website at galleryball.wag.ca, you can bid on stunning custom-designed jewelry, a day at the spa, or a WAG 100 electric guitar. Gift...

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Sep 21, 2012

Nuit Blanche at the WAG Celebrates Art All Night Long

Can 4,500 people be wrong? Not likely! That’s how many people thronged the Winnipeg Art Gallery at last year’s Nuit Blanche, an all night arts extravaganza.  And with this being the WAG’s 100th year, the party will be bigger and better than ever, running from 6pm, Saturday, September 29 through...

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Sep 18, 2012

Help the WAG Celebrate Its 100th Birthday

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is having a birthday. And if you are having a birthday, particularly your 100th, you want to celebrate—and you want your friends to celebrate with you! So come down to the WAG’s birthday party from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, September 29 for a free family fun day.

There...

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Sep 18, 2012

WAG Announces International Short List of Architectural Teams for Inuit Art and Learning Centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 14, 2012: The Winnipeg Art Gallery has selected six architectural teams to be shortlisted for the design of its new Inuit Art and Learning Centre (IALC). The Centre will house the WAG’s celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest of its kind in...

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Sep 14, 2012

National Gallery of Canada and Winnipeg Art Gallery form partnership

OTTAWA, ON and WINNIPEG, MB, September 10, 2012 — The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) announced today that they have signed a three-year partnership. The two institutions will present exhibitions in a specially dedicated space called The National Gallery of...

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Sep 10, 2012

WAG Celebrates Centennial with Show of Contemporary Winnipeg Artists

Winnipeg, MB, September 5, 2012: The Winnipeg Art Gallery kicks off its Centennial celebrations with an exhibition that takes the pulse of our city’s vibrant arts scene. The 13 artists who are creating new works for Winnipeg Now all have one thing in common—they either live or have lived in...

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Sep 5, 2012

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