WAG Art Hangs at Government House

Authored by: Andrew Kear on September 24, 2009

Government House

Indeed, the Second and Fourth Estates were peaceably united this past Tuesday, through an exchange occasioned by art. His honour, Manitoba’s newly ensconced representative of the Queen, Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee, oversaw that hanging of 6 historical paintings from the WAG’s permanent collection – works by Robert Brown Blair, Ernest Sellors, Eric Bergman, Pauline Boutal, and Frederick H. Brigden throughout Government House. Scrutinizing and documenting the whole endeavor, Larry Kusch (reporter) and Mike Aporious (photographer) conducted interviews with his honour and WAG Chief Curator, Helen Delacretaz on the sidelines. Meanwhile, as far as I’m concerned, the main event showcased the august talents of two of the WAG’s biggest assets: Carey Archibald and Dan Dell’Agnese hauling, holding, leveling, and securing all 6 of the paintings in the bedrooms, dining room, living room, and grand stairway of Government House.

Well done men; now, its back to the gallery to hang Karsh!


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