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WAG to Host Symposium on for Indigenous Futures

Speakers coming to Winnipeg from around the globe Nov 28-Dec 2 to discuss Indigenous art, media, scholarship, and cultural innovation

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 23, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is pleased to be a host for the third annual Symposium on the Future Imaginary, bringing...

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Nov 23, 2017

WAG Hosts Winnipeg Premiere of Cannes Lions 2017 – World’s Best Commercials

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 14, 2017:  Tickets are now on sale to see the winners of the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This annual compilation of the world’s best commercials is being screened December 14 to 16, 22, 27, and...

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Nov 14, 2017

Living with Cancer Graphic Memoir to be Exhibited at WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 24, 2017: Teva Harrison was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37. To honour her inspiring story, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to feature drawings from her graphic novel. In-Between Days: A Memoir about Living with Cancer documents, through graphic...

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Oct 24, 2017

2017 CRAFTED: Show + Sale Expands with Artists from Labrador and Northwest Territories

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 19, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba Craft Council, and Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association, along with this year’s new partner, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, are thrilled to present the third annual juried CRAFTED Show + Sale at the WAG. Running...

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Oct 19, 2017

WAG to Host First Solo Exhibition of Pitaloosie Saila

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 17, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to showcase the first retrospective exhibition celebrating Pitaloosie Saila in a public gallery. Over the decades this remarkable Cape Dorset artist has created an incredible body of work. She is the sole remaining active...

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Oct 17, 2017

WAG Welcomes Bill Pratt as New Director of Development

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 29, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is pleased to announce the appointment of William (Bill) Pratt as Director of Development. Pratt’s experience includes 20 years of work in the charitable sector with organizations that engage Canadians on issues that are...

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Sep 28, 2017

WAG Announces Big Plans for Nuit Blanche and Culture Days

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 26, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is gearing up for Nuit Blanche Winnipeg and Culture Days Manitoba on Saturday, September 30. All galleries will be free from 11am-5pm for national Culture Days. The Gallery will re-open from 6pm-4am for Nuit Blanche, a free,...

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Sep 26, 2017

WAG Opens Gallery’s Largest-Ever Exhibit of Contemporary Indigenous Art

INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE turns Gallery inside out, covers over 17,000 square feet

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 22, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is honoured to open INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, a groundbreaking exhibition focused on leading and emerging Indigenous artists from across Canada who...

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Sep 22, 2017

WAG and Nunavut Art Collections at New Iqaluit Airport

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 14, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) in partnership with the Government of Nunavut (GN) is pleased to announce a display featuring Inuit art at the new Iqaluit International Airport, which celebrated its grand opening yesterday.

Billed as ‘big and beautiful,’...

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Sep 14, 2017

WAG Hires Jaimie Isaac as Curator of Indigenous and Contemporary Art

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 6, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jaimie Isaac as Curator of Indigenous and Contemporary Art. Over the past two years, Isaac served as the Gallery’s Aboriginal Curatorial Resident, funded by the Canada Council for the...

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Sep 6, 2017

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