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WAG Offers $5 Friday Nights this July

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 30, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to offer $5 admission every Friday night for the month of July 2015. From 5-9pm, visitors will have access to all the galleries for this reduced fee, including the WAG’s summer blockbuster exhibition Olympus: The Greco-Roman...

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Jun 30, 2015

WAG and SIR Bring Antony and Cleopatra Amongst Olympus

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 25, 2015: In collaboration with Shakespeare in the Ruins, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to present a special edition of Antony and Cleopatra that will move you through the WAG… literally. The classical tale is right at home at the WAG, running alongside the...

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Jun 25, 2015

WAG and Artist/Curator Jaimie Isaac Awarded Canada Council Grant for Aboriginal Curatorial Residency

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 19, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce that artist and curator Jaimie Isaac has been named the WAG’s new Aboriginal Curatorial Resident. Starting in September 2015, the two-year position is the result of a successful grant application to the Canada...

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Jun 19, 2015

WAG Celebrates Launch of LEGO® Viewports

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 10, 2015: Everything is awesome, even Greco-Roman antiquities! The Winnipeg Art Gallery is hosting a special Kids’ Launch to celebrate the unveiling of the LEGO viewports found within the Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin exhibition. This fun-filled...

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Jun 10, 2015

WAG Director Stephen Borys Named Leader of the Year

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 5, 2015: On June 2, Dr. Stephen Borys, Winnipeg Art Gallery Director & CEO, was announced the 2015 Leader of the Year at the annual Winnipeg Tourism Awards of Distinction, hosted by Tourism Winnipeg.

Tourism Winnipeg’s Leader of the Year award honours a person who...

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Jun 5, 2015

Winnipeg Art Gallery and National Gallery of Canada Bring Ron Mueck to Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 22, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is pleased to present an exhibition of work by internationally-renowned contemporary artist Ron Mueck as part of an ongoing partnership with the National Gallery of Canada. NGC@WAG: Ron Mueck opens at the WAG on May 23 and runs...

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May 22, 2015

Behold Olympus! Family Sunday at the WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 20, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery invites families to experience ancient Greece and Rome at Behold Olympus! Family Sunday. This fun-filled afternoon takes place Sunday, May 24, from 1:30 to 4pm.

Inspired by the WAG’s monumental exhibition Olympus: The Greco-Roman...

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May 20, 2015

Winnipeg Art Gallery and University of Winnipeg Launch Search for First Chair in History of Indigenous Arts

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 14, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg announce the search for the first Chair in the History of Indigenous Arts of North America, a new, shared position. Scheduled to begin August 1, 2015, the Chair is at the rank...

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May 14, 2015

WAG Unveils Ancient Treasures with Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 24, 2015: Zeus, Venus, Athena, Hercules–the gods and heroes of Mount Olympus have arrived at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin opens at the WAG on Sunday, April 26.

Olympus is Manitoba's first major exhibition of classical...

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Apr 24, 2015

WAG Showcases Elisapee Ishulutaq Mural, Yesterday and Today

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 10, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to showcase a newly commissioned mural by Elisapee Ishulutaq, Yesterday and Today. The twenty-foot oil stick drawing illustrating everyday life in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, is on view until May 31.

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Apr 10, 2015

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