Vacationing in Manitoba

Authored by: Nicole Fletcher on July 11, 2013

Mom checking out The Kiss by Auguste Rodin.

My mother visited Winnipeg for the first time this past week all the way from North Carolina. We had a great time and crammed in as much as possible, visiting the Assiniboine Park gardens, hiking the Hunt Lake Trail, spending the day at Lower Fort Garry, having lunch at The Forks, and shopping at IKEA. As she was the person who first got me interested in art it was only appropriate that she see 100 Masters while in the city (she actually scheduled her trip so that she could see the exhibition).

We visited the WAG on Tuesday morning and already the galleries were buzzing. We picked up our audio tours and headed into the exhibition. To my amazement, my mother's favourite works in the exhibition were Alex Janvier's Lubicon and L.L. Fitzgerald's Poplar Woods. Mom is an avid fan of the Old Masters and coming out of 100 Masters her favouite paintings were Contemporary and Modern Canadian artworks!

Alex Janvier, Lubicon, 1988.

L.L. Fitzgerald, Poplar Woods, 1929.

Have you visited 100 Masters yet? If so, did some of your favouite works of art surprise you? Please leave your comments below!


Nicole Fletcher works in the Education and Communications departments at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and is in the Joint Masters Program at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.

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