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Winnipeg Art Gallery

Address: 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1V1, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
Phone Number: +1 204-786-6641
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Ranked #11 of 74 Attractions in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada's oldest civic art gallery, celebrates its 100th anniversary from Sept 2012 to Aug 2013. As one of Canada's leading art museums, the WAG has over 25,000 works of art ranging from 15th century European paintings to 21st century American multi-media art, and has toured exhibitions around the world-Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Taiwan, Norway, China, Italy, and the United States. At the forefront in promoting Manitoba artists nationwide and abroad, the WAG also represents artists from countries and cultures from across the globe.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I'm not big on cultural attractions but every once in awhile you just follow along with your spouse, well the Dali Show is great, we had a guided tour (which in hindsight) was even more beneficial as our guide provide very interesting insights not only to the artwork but also to the artists life and various idiosyncrasies. We both enjoyed... More

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Stratham, New Hampshire
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Current exhibit (Nov. 2014) of Dali and others currently on loan from Lord Beaverbrook collection is absolutely suburb. Government of Manitoba should have taken the $200mC they spent on the Museum of Human Rights (which locals have dubbed the Museum of Human Wrongs) and acquired some new works for the WAG's permanent collection.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Took in the Salvador Dali exhibit - amazing. Strange. And amazing. Was also pleasantly surprised at the breadth of the permanent exhibits - a wonderful selection and a perfect way to while away a cold Winnipeg afternoon.

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Souris, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Best gallery in Winnipeg. Lots of exhibitions. Not a 'typical' museum as they host a wide variety of activities. For instance just found out that they host 'supper on the roof'. Looking forward to trying that next summer.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

WAG offers thoughtful exhibits and permanent galleries. It is famous for its holdings of Inuit art, but at any given time you will not get to see most of it, at least for now. They have broken ground on a new Inuit art center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) a couple of times per year. Teen Boy and 10 year old boy find the Gallery as interesting as I do. The permanent gallery is not quite as exciting as some of the visiting ones, but the WAG really does bring some great things to Winnipeg. Our last visit was on Family Sunday... More

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London, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I have been to the art gallery several times and have found each experience to be mixed. This isn't a gallery you'd want to go to expecting consistent exhibits in terms of quality. One time I came and they had a rare collection of paintings, then the next, they only had a half gallery of stamps as the main "gallery"... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I enjoyed the exhibitions of Dali art and paintings from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Both were professionally done and the free audio guide was excellent. Unfortunately the Inuit art collection was closed, but the museum shop had a nice collection of Inuit art for sale. On street parking just outside the museum was easily available. A very good regional art... More

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Brights Grove, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Dali exhibit was organized and interesting. When we entered the gift shop I notices some gentlemen with carvings at the back of the store. They were Inuit carvers who now live in Winnipeg, interesting to talk to them and their representatives. They had amazing art for sale. Store stayed open after 9 which was very nice of them as... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

went to the Dali exhibition and more.. Beaverbrook all fantastic -very nice - Restaurant is hitten away upstairs ,weak service -had the asian rolls ,simple arranged ,little greacy ,comes with romaine lettuce to roll yourself ,good idea ,plate looked a little emty .Soup of the day (Mushroom ) was quite hot , nice and tasty.No dessert selection so we had... More

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