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Winnipeg Art Gallery

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Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
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Address: 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1V1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-786-6641
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada's oldest civic art gallery, celebrates...
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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A great collection of art and a fine location for large private events

I have been to the WAG for many large charitable events, very good dining and a nice changing collection of exhibits. The Curator keeps the place very nice and interesting for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been to the WAG for many large charitable events, very good dining and a nice changing collection of exhibits. The Curator keeps the place very nice and interesting for such a small praire town.

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Arviat, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A good gallery with a decent collection. Their collection of Inuit art is excellent, and the Salvador Dali exhibit was fantastic.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Everywhere that you go there are monster museums with blockbuster shows; but I think that I prefer "bite sized" institutions. This is in no way a put down. WAG has relatively small spaces - but they are used to great effect - especially the stairways and the lobby. Marvel at the genius of Brian Jungen's "Vienna" a prehistoric shark-like creature... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I thought it was great to be able to lay beneath a Dali and experience the dimension of his work and I felt the exhibit had great variety. His most popular work wasn't there, but I like what they had even better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A fantastic mid afternoon experience. We had to take in the Dali exhibit and it did not disappoint! The WAG continues to bring in some great artists and we look forward to seeing more in the future!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was disappointed with the art gallery. So run down. The ceiling was leaking and there were two buckets placed underneath the leaks to catch the water. The leak was near two displays which if I was the artist whose work was on display beside a leaking ceiling I would be appalled to see that my artwork was not moved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Love the WAG. Thoughtful curation. I had the good fortune of seeing the Group of 7 Native Indian art as well as some pieces commemorating the opening of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. The selection and positioning of the art pieces in this quietly assured building makes a visit to the WAG truly pleasurable. I miss the WAG.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Most recently visited their Dali exhibit but am more appreciative of their ability to bring in some of the other great Masters of the art world. Their current exhibit of Inuit carvings is also a great way to see works usually only seen if visiting the home villages of the artists in the North. Good value for the admission price... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went to see the Dali exhibit. The gallery is awesome and reasonably priced. Lots of great exhibits. Keep aside at least 4 hrs. One can even buy admission along with brunch on the roof top. Guided tours are available and the audio tour is very informative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I haven't been to many art galleries but it seemed a bit pricey compared to most museums. I did enjoy many of the pieces. Next time I will be more choosey about what exhibit is being highlighted

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