Olympus Held Over to April 17

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 24, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is thrilled to offer a last chance to experience Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin. Scheduled to end April 3, the exhibition is extended for two weeks and must close April 17. An exciting final weekend is being organized April 15-17, giving the collection a farewell fit for the gods.

Olympus is having a significant impact in our community,” says Dr. Stephen Borys, Project Manager and WAG Director & CEO. “The sold-out school tours bring history to life for students and teachers. And for so many of our visitors, coming face-to-face with works created over 2,000 years ago is a transformative experience. We thank all of our exhibition partners, in particular Title Sponsor Cholakis Dental Group, for making this rare showcase of antiquities possible for all Manitobans.”

The final weekend will feature the following festivities included with Gallery admission:
• April 15, 5-9pm: Happy hour with a cash bar and a guided Olympus tour.
• April 16 & 17: Enjoy elegant dancers on the front WAG ramp, cinematic remix From Creation to Troy, and the
Agora market for Shop Olympus sale items. Snap a photo with the Roman chariot and watch the Berlin Dancer in the exhibition while having all of your questions answered by the in-gallery “Oracles.” Kids will have fun at the LEGO free-play and display workshop, building their own mini Roman chariots and sketching in the Roman garden. Visit olympus.wag.ca for all final weekend event details. 

Applauded by visitors as “epic,” “stunning,” and “a masterpiece,” Olympus represents the artistic triumphs of two ancient civilizations on loan from the prestigious Antikensammlung der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Collection of Classical Antiquities of the National Museums in Berlin). In a historic partnership, the WAG and the Musées de la civilisation in Quebec are the first and only two venues in North America to present the prized collection. More exhibit comments can be viewed at olympus.wag.ca/comment-cards.

Visitors go beyond the art with the free audio tour in English and French and a delightful series of viewports for kids and adults.

Tickets: purchase in person at the WAG or online at olympus.wag.ca. Special rates are available for groups of 15 visitors and more.

Exhibition Partners: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Musées de la civilisation.

Title Sponsor Cholakis Dental Group; Presenting Sponsor Border Glass & Aluminum; Supported by Government of Canada/Avec l’appui du gouvernement du Canada; Major Sponsors Anonymous Donor, Johnston Group; Benefactor Sponsors The Winnipeg Foundation, Friesens Corporation; Patron Sponsors Minerva Painting & Decorating, Gillis Quarries; Premium Supporters Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, STORM Catering, Red River Cooperative Ltd., The McCain Foundation, HUT K, Inn at The Forks, The Fort Garry Hotel, KPMG; Supporters The Embassy and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada, Manitoba Public Insurance, Alpha Masonry Ltd., The Asper Foundation, The Jewish Foundation, W.H.& S.E. Loewen Foundation, Banville & Jones Wine Co., Broadway Florists; Media Sponsors Winnipeg Free Press, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, CBC Manitoba and Radio-Canada Manitoba (Audio Tour Sponsor/Partenaire parcours audio), CTV, Virgin 103.1, CJOB, Travel Manitoba, Tourism Winnipeg, Winnipeg Airport Authority, Prairie Public Broadcasting, Classic 107; Creative Partners Doowah Design, Visual Lizard.

For Olympus news, events, and programming, visit olympus.wag.ca, and for the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube #OlympusWPG.

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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


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