WAG Offers BOGO Friday Nights this August

Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 5, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to offer Buy One Get One free (BOGO) admission every Friday night for the month of August 2015. From 5-9pm, visitors will have access to all the galleries at two-for-one pricing, including the WAG’s summer blockbuster exhibition Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin.

“The WAG’s Buy One Get One free promotion comes on the heels of last month’s Five Dollar Friday Nights, which proved very popular with thousands of people making the WAG part of their Friday night plans,” states Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO. “We are always looking for ways to engage more members of the community. BOGO Friday Nights enable more people to visit the WAG and experience our outstanding summer line-up, from Zeus, Athena, and Venus in Olympus to Ron Mueck’s five-metre long baby to Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven, featuring some of the WAG’s most popular Canadian paintings.”

On view all summer, Olympus is a rare opportunity to see ancient Greek and Roman art on the prairies. Whether you’re an art lover, scholar, family with kids, or never been to a museum, you’ll be inspired by this extraordinary collection and the many different ways you can experience it. Olympus also includes newly opened viewports built by the Manitoba LEGO® Users Group, which are delighting visitors of all ages.

The idealised human forms found in Olympus provide an interesting juxtaposition with the hyper-realistic sculpture in NGC@WAG: Ron Mueck. In this exhibition, the famed contemporary artist who got his start as a puppet maker comments on the cycle of life with an enormous newborn baby girl and a shrinking old woman, along with resin maquettes, sketches, and other preparatory materials.

The Collection on View presents several exhibitions that appeal to diverse interests. Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven features landscape paintings by the iconic group that have become symbols of a distinctly Canadian cultural identity. More Canadian perspectives are seen in The Modernist Tradition, 1900-1950, highlighting paintings, sculptures, and photographs that together demonstrate the new creative directions seen in the first half of the 20th century. The WAG’s celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art is showcased in The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture. Ongoing exhibitions also include Wanda Koop: VIEW from HERE, American Abstraction, and more.

Tickets to Olympus may be purchased online at olympus.wag.ca or at the WAG front desk. For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram #OLYMPUSWPG.

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery
204.789.1767
Media-Manager@wag.ca

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery
204.789.1295
Publicrelations@wag.ca


The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery, and inspiration.

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