Picasso: Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada
Get ready for Manitoba’s first major showcase of work by Pablo Picasso in over 40 years. This summer, the WAG presents Picasso: Man and Beast and Picasso in Canada, two exhibitions highlighting the many sides of Picasso, who remains one of the greatest artists of all time.
Through his work, Picasso was instrumental in shaping the art of the 20th century. Although perhaps best known for his Cubist paintings, Picasso was also a skilled printmaker, exploring myriad ideas and influences in virtually every known technique from intaglio to lithography. The 100 etchings and drypoints in The Vollard Suite are collectively considered one of his printmaking masterworks, and constitute one of the treasures of the national collection. Acquired in 1957, the entire Suite is rarely displayed due to its fragility, and only a handful of the original complete sets remain in the world. Exploring the tension between man and beast that often characterized Picasso and his work, The Vollard Suite represents both the civilizing nature of art, and a provocative yet quintessential representation of Picasso’s “beast within.” The exhibition is brought to Winnipeg through the NGC@WAG partnership with the National Gallery of Canada.
Related Programs & Events
Past Programs & Events
See the best of Picasso from collections across the country in Picasso in Canada, alongside Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints, featuring the artist's rarely displayed, masterpiece etchings and drypoints.
Friday, May 12 from 7pm to 10pm
Saturday, May 13 to Sunday, August 13
Annual General Meeting of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Thursday June 22 at 6:30pm
Bring your friends for a night of strategy and sleuthing in the galleries and enjoy drinks on the WAG rooftop.
Thursday, June 29 from 8pm to 11pm
The WAG’s signature dinner-and-tour program features a three-course, exhibition-inspired meal at TABLE Restaurant, on the Penthouse Level.
Thursday, July 6 to Thursday, August 10
Find us at the festivals this summer for Roll-a-Picasso Portrait, a FREE art-making workshop for kids and families!
Saturday, July 8 to Sunday, August 13
Join us for Members’ Day!
Thursday, July 13 from 11am to 9pm
This lecture will examine Pablo Picasso's use of Christian iconography, imagery, symbolism and meaning of some of his secular and religious paintings, a theme usually ignored and misunderstood by art critics and unknown to most people.
Thursday July 13 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, July 26 to Wednesday, August 9
Try out a bunch of different painting styles!
Thursday, August 3 from 7pm to 9:30pm
New series of summer events on the WAG’s rooftop. Featuring games, mixology, movies, and more!
Thursday, August 24 to Thursday, August 24
- Tuesday 11am-5pm
- Wednesday 11am-5pm
- Thursday 11am-5pm
- Friday 11am-9pm
- Saturday 11am-5pm
- Sunday 11am-5pm
- Closed Monday