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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

Two Winnipeg Premieres Kick Off New Season of Decolonizing Lens Film Series

Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 29, 2017: The Decolonizing Lens film and discussion series is back this fall at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Mark your calendar with upcoming dates to take in free screenings of work by Indigenous filmmakers through a collaboration with the National Centre for Truth and...

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Aug 29, 2017

35 x 41-foot Artwork to be Installed on WAG Building Tonight!

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New installation by Winnipeg artist Kenneth Lavallee is part of INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE exhibit

Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 16, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery invites you to witness the unveiling of Creation Story, a new artwork by Kenneth Lavallee and the first piece to...

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Aug 16, 2017

Calling All Knitters! CRAFTED 2017 Supports Winnipeg Children and Youth

Two-day juried show and sale features artisans from Manitoba and Canada’s North

Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 3, 2017: Handmade toques, mitts, and socks will provide a colourful backdrop to this year’s CRAFTED: Show + Sale on November 3 and 4 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The third annual craft...

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Aug 3, 2017

WAG Announces Extended Hours for Final Two Weeks of Picasso

Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 27, 2017: “Absolutely amazing!” “Thought provoking.” “Love it!” Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) visitors are raving about Picasso in Canada and the National Gallery of Canada’s Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints. Both exhibitions are on view until August 13, and...

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Jul 27, 2017

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