Art for Lunch
New dates coming soon!
Join us for bi-monthly talks, videos, and tours over the lunch hour!
5 Week Online Painting Course
Jun 4 Jul 6 '20Learn the art of acrylic painting, including colour theory, shading, ways to describe space, use of light, composition, and the particularities of painting with acrylics.
Thursday, Jun 4 '20Explore a variety of artwork and stories to learn about the powerful Inuit creator of sea creatures, Nuliajuk, then be inspired to create your own sparkling illustrated narrative.
This event is cancelled until further noticeThis MakerLab has been cancelled.
Online Art Classes
with Seven Oaks + Winnipeg School Division
Monday, Jun 8 '20
Welcome to our online sponsored art classes! Each Monday, we’ll be posting a video with an online art lesson from artist instructors Curtis Wiebe and…
Tuesday, Jun 9 '20Discover the stunning architectural marvels and fun secrets of the WAG building and be inspired by the new Inuit Art Centre under construction, and then create your own cardboard building.
Books & Brushes
Louis Riel by Chester Brown
This event has been cancelled
Visit the WAG to participate in discussions of artworks related to popular reads! These conversational tours led by Gallery experts and guides are both fun and informative.
Thursday, Jun 11 '20Be inspired by the Master painters exhibited at the WAG from L.L.FitzGerald to Riopelle and complete your own painted masterpiece.
Weekend Drop-in Tours
Saturday, Jun 13 '20Uncover the stories behind the art and artists with a 45-60-minute guided tour by our trained volunteers.
Sunday, Jun 14 '20Landscape Escape: Discover the painters of Canada’s Group of Seven including their well-loved Winnipeg member through Into the Light: Lionel Lemoine FitzGerald.
Tuesday, Jun 16 '20Discover the stunning architectural marvels and fun secrets of the WAG building and be inspired by the new Inuit Art Centre under construction, and then create your own cardboard building.
Exhibitions on Now
Reimagining the Collection
OngoingSee old favourites in an exciting new way! Discover some of the oldest and best loved artworks in the WAG collection in salon-style fashion, featuring some rarely seen gems from the 16th-to-19th centuries.
Nov 10 '18 Aug 9 '20Androgyny expresses his view of the fluidity and interconnectedness of life, as well as gender. In 1983 he offered this mural, in a decolonizing gesture of reconciliation, to the people of Canada.
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…
Inuit Miniature Carving
Jul 20 '19 Aug 9 '20This exhibition brings together more than 100 miniature carvings by Inuit artists from over a dozen communities across Nunavut including Cape Dorset, Kugaaruk, and Rankin Inlet.
Carving Out a Tradition
Sep 1 '19 Aug 9 '20This collection of carvings produced by Inuit artists from across the country offers a window into traditional life and ways of knowing in the North.
Until Winter 2021This symbol in both Inuktitut and Anishininiwak translates into ‘I’ , embodying self-determination and solidarity in collective reclamation.
Nov 30 '19 Aug 30 '20Prayer is an ongoing project, remade around the world since its first presentation in the artist's home city of Cape Town in 2000.
Nov 30 '19 Aug 30 '20subsist brings together a selection of works that reflect political, economic, and social systems of subsistence in individual and collective continuation of cultural practices for survival.
The Natural Element
Art Nouveau in the Work of W.J. Phillips
Art Nouveau, one of the most popular European movements of the period, was highly influential to Phillips's work.
Eyre in Comparison
Personal Experience and the Universal Subject
The Manitoba artist Ivan Eyre has concentrated on objectively exploring universal themes throughout his career.
Feb 7 '20 Jan 3 '21Storytelling is one of the most important aspects of Inuit culture, passed down by elders through generations to enrich and enlighten.
Through the Eyes of a Child
WAG Studio’s annual celebration of children’s art is an opportunity for the students in our art classes to express themselves in creative ways for all to see.
Into the Light
Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald
Apr 4 Sep 7 '20Into the Light is the first exhaustive survey of the influential Manitoba modernist, and Group of Seven member, in 40 years.
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