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New Year, New Bloom of WAG Events

Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 11, 2017: While Winnipeggers ring in the New Year, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is reflecting on the past year and looking forward to more of a fresh new initiative, Art in Bloom.

From April 20 to 23, this festival celebrating spring, art, and creative community, will...

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Jan 11, 2017

5 Things to do at the WAG over the Holidays


Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 20, 2016: Looking for something to do over the holidays? Whether on your own or with family and friends, look no further than the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Drop by the WAG to see amazing art, make crafts, view the best commercials of the year, or find that last minute...

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Dec 20, 2016

WAG Unveils Rodin’s The Thinker - One of the Most Recognized Sculptures in the World

Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 16, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery received an early holiday present when Auguste Rodin’s monumental sculpture The Thinker arrived last week. One of the most recognized sculptures in the history of art, The Thinker complements the Starting with Rodin exhibition...

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Dec 16, 2016

WAG’s Art + Soul: Beyond Tomorrow – Tickets on Sale Now!

Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 9, 2016: Art + Soul is the must-attend costume party of the year, and this year will be no different. The Winnipeg Art Gallery will be transformed into the world of the future on January 21 for Art + Soul: Beyond Tomorrow.  Propelling guests into the future, this WAG...

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Dec 8, 2016

RBC Announces $500K Donation to WAG’s Inuit Art Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 6, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce the financial support of $500,000 from RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artists Project for the WAG’s new Inuit Art Centre. RBC’s investment in the community will enrich and enhance Winnipeg and the North, while...

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Dec 6, 2016

WAG Celebrates Holiday Season with Free Party for Families

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 24, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is gearing up for its annual Holiday Party on Sunday, December 4. This festive event is a free, fun-filled afternoon for the whole family, running from 1:30 to 4pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to...

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Nov 24, 2016

Winnipeg Premiere of Cannes Lions 2016 – World’s Best Commercials

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 22, 2016:  Tickets are now on sale to see the winners of the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This annual compilation of the world’s best commercials is being screened December 15 to 18, 27, and 28.

Representing...

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Nov 22, 2016

WAG Brings Land Issues to the Forefront with Pair of Boarding Exhibits

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is proud to present Boarder X and Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant, two exhibitions demonstrating how Indigenous art, culture, and land intersect. Boarder X reveals skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing as vehicles that challenge...

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Nov 18, 2016

Inaugural MATTER Lecture Brings Artist David Salle to Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 10, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Border Crossings magazine are pleased to introduce the MATTER lecture series. Featuring two speakers per year, this new series explores contemporary art and ideas. The inaugural event on November 24 brings to Winnipeg...

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Nov 9, 2016

WAG Celebrates Rodin’s Birthday with New Exhibition

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 7, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating the November 12 birthday of Auguste Rodin with an exhibition of work by the 19th-century French sculptor and other artists he inspired. Starting with Rodin brings together nearly 30 works of art from the WAG’s...

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Nov 7, 2016

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