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Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience
Sep 27 '19 Feb '23The artist's gender fluid, time travelling alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, takes you on a journey through Canada's history.
The North End
Jun 29 '19 Jan 5 '20Winnipeg’s North End occupies roughly 12-square kilometers built around the central Main Street artery north of the city’s vast urban railyards.
The Many Sides of Winnie-the-Pooh
This exhibition brings together objects, archives, books, and works of art to reveal the multiple identities and histories of Winnie-the-Pooh. “Pooh” is a hugely popular…
The Human Trace
WJ Phillips' View of Nature
Jun 7 Nov 15 '19In this exhibition drawn entirely from the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC)’s collection, you will experience Phillips’ typical scenic and tranquil representations of human presence within the natural environment.
Perspectives from India to Canada
May 11 Sep 1 '19Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada is Manitoba’s first major exhibition celebrating contemporary artists with roots in India.
Heroes, Ghosts, and Dreams
Apr 6 Oct 20 '19Step into the swirl of conversations between historical icons in portraits.
A Sense of Scale
The Art of Ivan Eyre, 1970-2000
Mar 15 Nov 24 '19This exhibition brings together paintings, drawings, and sculpture from a pivotal period in Ivan Eyre’s career, when he developed his most defining imagery.
Highlights of Inuit Sculpture
Jan 1 Nov 7 '19Experience a few stunning carvings from the world-renowned collection Inuit art at the WAG. The most common material used by Inuit artists is stone, and the type of stone is dependent upon what can be hand-quarried locally.
Ocean + Outport
Dec 11 '18 May 19 '19Ocean + Outport is the WAG's first solo exhibition of work by celebrated printmaker and painter David Blackwood.
Behind Closed Doors
Nov 30 '18 Mar 17 '19The latest exhibit from the WAG's New Contemporary series reveals what is rarely seen by the public—the artist's process in their studio and their research from the museum vault.
Nivinngajuliaat from Baker Lake
Nov 17 '18 Jul 21 '19The creative spirit of the Baker Lake community is epitomized in the art of wall hangings, or nivinngajuliaaq in Inuktitut.
A Conversation in Clay
Nov 17 '18 Jun 16 '19In their varied scale, form, and surface treatment, Robert Archambeau’s ceramic works offer a remarkable palette of colours, textures, and glazes.
Mary Yuusipik Singaqti
Back River Memories
Nov 10 '18 Mar 20 '19Learn about Inuit life on the land through this exhibition that features 26 captivating drawings recently purchased by the WAG, as well as striking wall hangings and sculptures.
The 80s Image
Sep 29 '18 Apr 14 '19The 80s Image explores the curious resiliency of painting and still-photography throughout the decade, and artists' responsiveness to the rapidly expanding media landscape-video, television, cinema, satellite and computer imagery, and billboard advertising.
VIEW From HERE
Sep 8 Oct 31 '18Wanda Koop’s new suite of paintings, VIEW from HERE, both affirms and disrupts two quite different genres: landscape and portraiture. Using ink and acrylic on canvas, these nine-by-seven-foot works use landscape tropes to compose immense and surreal human heads that seem to float in ambiguous space.
Linda Fairfield Stechesen
Feb 17 Jul 4 '18Fairfield Stechesen’s artistic project, which she referred to as “The Garden,” is a testament to the Portage la Prairie-raised artist’s passion for and knowledge of the flora of this province.
A Personal Journey
Oct 28 '17 Apr 15 '18For over 60 years, Pitaloosie Saila has contributed to the Cape Dorset print collections. She is the sole remaining active artist from the earliest years of printmaking in the community with a remarkable body of work: roughly 1,450 drawings and over 165 prints.
Sep 22 '17 Apr 22 '18This collection considers political insurgency and cultural resurgence to radically shift our understanding of Canada, now and in the future.
Landscapes and Still Lifes
Sep 15 Dec 31 '17Landscapes & Still Lifes incorporates a selection of 11 paintings from the WAG’s permanent collection by one of Manitoba’s most renowned artists.
Picasso: Man and Beast
The Vollard Suite of Prints
May 12 Aug 13 '17Acquired 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 provocative yet quintessential representation of Picasso’s “beast within.”
Picasso in Canada
May 12 Aug 13 '17Get 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.
A Century of the Still Life at the WAG
Feb 17 May 23 '17Artists have been creating still life paintings for centuries. In fact, it’s one of the oldest genres in the history of art. At first glance, the still life may appear uncomplicated. Its components – flowers, plants, domestic articles, and foodstuffs – are familiar with everyday life.
Starting with Rodin
Jan 7 Apr 30 '17Starting with Rodin brings together nearly 30 works of art from the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s permanent collection to reflect on the looming presence of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) in art history, his adaptation of earlier classical themes, and impact on later modernists.
Skate, snow, surf
Jan 1 Apr 2 '17A contemporary group exhibition bringing together artists from Indigenous nations across Canada who surf, skate, and snowboard.
Dec 16 '16 Apr 10 '17Using a pantograph-like device that aided with the reproduction of sculptures in various sizes and materials, Rodin created a colossal version (double in size to the original) in 1902 as an independent work.
Jun 11 Nov 2 '16In Anishnaabemowin, qua’yuk tchi’gae’win means “the honour of righting a wrong.”
Chagall & Winnipeg
May 28 Sep 11 '16In conjunction with Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé, this focus exhibit tells the little-known tale of friendship that developed between Chagall and former WAG Director, Dr. Ferdinand Eckhardt, through a series of letters, photographs, and artworks.
Contemporary Art from the Arctic
Apr 30 '16 Mar 27 '17Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic is the result of a collaboration between the GN and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The title, “Our Land,” is the translation of the Inuktitut word "Nunavut".
Modern Day Heroes
A Collection of Photographs by Ian McCausland
Dec 18 '15 Jun 7 '16As part of the Olympus exhibition, the WAG is partnering with local athletes and organizations to celebrate modern day gods and goddesses.
Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven
Sep 19 '15 Jun 19 '16The WAG holds in trust a total of 94 works of art by the founding members of the Group of Seven. Formed in 1920 as a friendly gathering of like-minded artists at Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club, the Group is today a celebrated institution within Canadian art history. Their reputation was forged at a crucial time, during this country’s coming of age following World War I. The Group’s legacy was secured after they officially disbanded in 1933.
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