WAG Offers Seminar on Collecting Art

Are you interested in art? Have you thought of starting a collection, but are not sure how or where to begin? Sign up for Collecting 101 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and learn from the experts. Join Shaun Mayberry, from Mayberry Fine Art, and Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art at the WAG, as they shed some light on collecting art in Winnipeg in this special two-part series.

A pass to both sessions is $27 for adults or $21 members/students/seniors. Individual sessions are $15 adults, $12 members/students/seniors. To register please call 789.0516. The deadline for registration is March 8. This event will be held in the WAG boardroom so please call early as space is limited.

Collecting 101: Canadian Art
Sunday March 14, 2-3:30pm
How do I collect art with a very limited budget? What should I look for in a work of art? Do I go through a dealer or can I buy directly from the artist? Shaun Mayberry of Mayberry Fine Art has been involved in the art world most of his life and is one of the best guides to help you get started. This session will introduce you to some of the ins and outs of collecting Canadian art.

Collecting 101: Inuit Art
Sunday, March 28, 2-3:30pm

With approximately 14,000 pieces, the Winnipeg Art Gallery has the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. As the WAG’s Curator of Inuit Art for over 20 years, Darlene Coward Wight is considered one of the world’s experts on the subject. She will help you navigate your way through the often confusing world of collecting this increasingly popular form of art.

 

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