Picasso in Canada
Get ready for Manitoba’s first major showcase of work by Pablo Picasso in over 40 years. This summer, the WAG presents Picasso in Canada and Picasso: Man and Beast, two exhibitions highlighting the many sides of Picasso, who remains one of the greatest artists of all time.
As part of the WAG's Canada 150 celebrations, Picasso in Canada brings together 35 artworks by the artist, including paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, and ceramic works. Drawn from art museums across Canada and private collections, the exhibition spans five decades of Picasso’s artistic production, offering a range of well-known themes and images, including intimate portraits of five of Picasso’s lovers. Among these pieces is Seated Woman, arguably the most renowned painting by Picasso in a 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
Campers will explore gallery exhibitions, create art, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.
Tuesday, July 4 to Friday, August 11
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