The library maintains over 10,000 artists’ biography files, focusing on Manitoban and Canadian artists. Files contain clippings and pamphlets and other ephemera on artists represented in the WAG collection, as well as Canadian and international artists. Access to this collection is available on the Canadian Heritage Information Network database, Artists in Canada.
The Periodicals collection includes magazines, newspapers, and other serial publications available for browsing and research. Our library subscribes to scholarly and general art magazines, featuring key Canadian, North American, and international titles as well as the Art Index database.
The WAG Archives collection represents the activities of the Gallery from its inception to the present. In addition to institutional records, the collection also includes the archives of individuals uniquely connected to the Gallery. Access information about our archives collection here.
Rachel BaergHead of Learning & Programs
The WAG supports the right of all citizens to engage in peaceful protests and calls for an end to police brutality. We recognize that galleries have historically been part of the colonial structure of perpetuating racism and oppression, and we are committed to dismantling these systems. We see you and we are listening. Art institutions have the power to be part of the solution. We pledge to do that work.