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Western Canadas oldest public art gallery, the WAG is world renouned for its collection of Inuit art but also showcases work by Manitoban, Canadian and international artists.
A distinctive triangular building of local Tyndall stone, the Winnipeg Art Gallery houses one of the world's largest collections of contemporary Inuit art. Other collections focus on historic and contemporary Canadian art, as well as British and European artists. The decorative art collections feature works by Canadian silversmiths and studio potters, while the photography collection contains... more
The art gallery brings in alot of interesting shows. I really enjoyed the norman rockwell exhibit. I'm not an art expert but I do enjoy wandering around the galleries. Some of the modern art exhibits I don't fully understand but there is always a little something for every one.
The locals simply refer to this museum as the "WAG". It is one of many cultural gems that the City of Winnipeg has to offer.
The building is an architectural delight - inside and outside. The collections and displays are tastefully mounted and arranged. Allow plenty of time to "drink in" what the WAG has to offer.
Note: parking can... more
The WAG is also at the forefront in promoting Manitoba artists nationwide and abroad As it expanded, the WAG relocated premises several times to accommodate its growing collection, including its former residence in what is now the Manitoba Archives Building on St. Mary Avenue
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a great place to spend a whole day and watch it slip by so beautifully, amidst contemporary and fine art, as well as photographic and cultural delights. The special Inuit art collections ranging over 60 years are an impressive display. This place not only believes in preserving its local culture, but promotes and initiates art and photography, with its classes and... more
The Winnipeg Art Gallery's home is one of the most unusual buildings in town, and was designed by native son Gustavo Da Roza. The gallery primarily showcases contemporary and historical Canadian artists, but there's also a fine collection of Gothic and Renaissance panel paintings and a rooftop sculpture garden. The most impressive offering is its selection of modern Inuit art the largest... more