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Summer Rooftop Pop-Ups and Paint Parties at WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 28, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is the place to be this summer for a lively mix of summer events. Have a drink on one of the city’s best rooftops with scavenger hunts, live music, and film screenings, or enjoy a paint party inspired by Picasso and other artists....

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Jun 28, 2017

WAG Launches Epic ART EXPRESS’D Cross-Canada Adventure

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Canada 150 mobile art studios kick off in St. John’s, Winnipeg, Inuvik, and Alert Bay

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 9, 2017: What do you get when you combine four shipping containers, three artists, and a coast-to-coast-to-coast journey? A historic Canada 150 celebration!...

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Jun 9, 2017

ShopWAG Opens Jeff Chester’s This Curious Object

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 8, 2017: The Gallery Shop is excited to present new work by Winnipeg contemporary painter, Jeff Chester. Located at the Winnipeg Art Gallery the solo show runs at the Shop until July 9.

This Curious Object features 14 oil paintings by the artist that will be available...

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Jun 8, 2017

WAG to Open Inuit Art Exhibition at Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 7, 2017: On June 15, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is thrilled to open Ningiukulu Teevee: Kinngait Stories at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC, the first solo exhibition of renowned Cape Dorset artist Ningiukulu Teevee. The WAG’s first exhibition at the Embassy...

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Jun 7, 2017

Two Picasso Exhibitions Open at the WAG

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 12, 2017: Genius, lover, icon, artist. Pablo Picasso remains one of the most celebrated artists of all time. This weekend the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) unveils two exhibitions showcasing the art of Picasso. His best work from collections across...

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May 12, 2017

More than 2,500 Visitors to Art in Bloom

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 25, 2017: The grass was greener on the inside of the Winnipeg Art Gallery as thousands took in the sights and scents at Art in Bloom last weekend. After a 20-year hiatus, Art in Bloom blossomed just in time for spring, inviting a group of 20 professional florists to...

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Apr 25, 2017

Living Artworks Blossom for Art in Bloom

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 21, 2017: Spring has sprung at the Winnipeg Art Gallery with a lush exhibit of floral arrangements inspired by the WAG collection. A group of over 70 professional florists and local enthusiasts each designed a living masterpiece lining the walls of the WAG. The...

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Apr 21, 2017

WAG Hosts the 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Exhibition

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 7, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, along with the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Gallery of Canada, is pleased to present the 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts (GGArts) exhibition. The public is invited to...

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Apr 7, 2017

Andrew Kear and Radovan Radulovic Assume Key Roles at WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 30, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Kear as Chief Curator and Radovan Radulovic as Head of Museum Services, effective April 1. Kear will retain his position of Curator of Canadian Art, while Radulovic moves from Head of...

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Mar 30, 2017

Ann Hamilton to Speak at MATTER Lecture

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 28, 2017: BORDER CROSSINGS and the Winnipeg Art Gallery are pleased to present the next MATTER lecture with internationally acclaimed artist Ann Hamilton. The free event will be held on April 13, 7pm at the WAG’s Muriel Richardson Auditorium, followed by an onstage...

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Mar 28, 2017

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