Reopening Protocols

Following the good news from the Government of Manitoba to gradually restore services across the province, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce it will begin reopening to the public the week of May 5, 2020. New protocols will be in place to protect both visitors and staff, following the government guidelines.


The WAG will maintain the required occupancy level allowing staff and visitors to keep a physical distance of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges. The following steps will be enforced under public health orders:

Social Distancing

• Strict social distancing protocols limiting building capacity including floor markers and signage to prevent congestion
• Touchless payment (i.e. credit and debit cards) is preferred over cash
• Please leave backpacks and large purses at home
• All tours and activities to accommodate physical distancing
• One person (or one household unit) per elevator

Health Precautions & Onsite Cleaning

• Hand-sanitation and stringent cleaning practices throughout the galleries
• Staff and patrons must self-screen before visiting the Gallery
• Washrooms have frequent sanitization and are restricted to 2 individuals at a time
• Water fountains are temporarily closed, water bottles are permitted in the Gallery. Please be careful around the art
• Both staff and patrons are welcome to wear self-provided masks

We ask all visitors to be mindful of social distancing practices and to prepare to wait in a line as we manage building capacity.

In an effort to reduce physical contact, download our May-August visitor guide and a map of the Gallery!

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope to see you back at the WAG soon!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us


8 responses to “Reopening Protocols”

  1. David Sutherland says:

    What are your hours now that you have reopened? When is the next free Sunday?

    • Winnipeg Art Gallery says:

      Hi David, our regular hours have resumed, we are open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm, and until 9pm on Fridays. Our next Free Sunday event has not been confirmed yet but we will make an announcement when we can! Thank you!

  2. Susan says:

    Do you plan any docent-led tours of the exhibits? In particular, we would be interested in a docent for the Lemoine Fitzgerald exhibit.

    • Winnipeg Art Gallery says:

      Hi Susan, thanks for your question – we are currently looking at a few options for tours of exhibitions, keep checking back for an announcement!

  3. Rob & Michelle Benedict says:

    If someone doesn’t own a bank account? Would you still take cash?

  4. Angelos says:

    We know when art classes starts again

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