Oct 19 '20

6:00pm – 7:30pm

A conversation on the WAG Inuit Art Centre is a panel discussion on the new Centre being built at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Designed by Los Angeles-based firm Michael Maltzan Architecture, in collaboration with local Associate Architect Cibinel Architects Ltd., the Inuit Art Centre connects to the southern edge of the original museum building designed by Gustavo da Roza in 1971. As part of the design process, Michael Maltzan joined WAG Director Stephen Borys, Curator of Inuit Art Dr. Darlene Coward Wight, Associate Architect George Cibinel, and architectural photographer Iwan Baan on a trip to Nunavut to visit Inuit communities and active artists’ studios.

The WAG holds in trust the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. To celebrate the art, the people who make it, and the lands from which they come, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre with the guidance of the WAG Indigenous Advisory Circle. The Centre is innovating the art museum and will be the first of its kind in the world.

Moderator: Terry MacLeod

Panelists: Stephen Borys, Heather Igloliorte, Michael Maltzan


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Stephen D. Borys, OM, PhD, MBA Stephen D. Borys, OM, PhD, MBA Heather Igloliorte Heather Igloliorte Michael Maltzan Michael Maltzan



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