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Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1V1, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
+1 204-786-6641
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Ranked #12 of 110 attractions in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Calgary
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Happened to be visiting our son in Winnipeg from Calgary and was venturing down to the Legislative Building when I stumbled upon this exhibit. I had seen the sign up on the outside of the Winnipeg Art Gallery previously and could not believe my good luck that it was still on and is until the 1st of September 2014. I... More

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Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I came there to see and understand more about the praised Inuit Art and where it comes from, but instead only a very tiny fraction of the whole exhibit is on the famous sculptures - a way bigger part was on "Inuit Art Inc,", a group of artists with First Nation background. I could not follow the way the pictures... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We planned an overnight in Winnipeg specifically to visit the WAG and were not disappointed. The "7:Professional Indian Artists" exhibit was a real gem,an eye-opener for those of us unacquainted with this group. We also enjoyed the school tours in the building at the time, bringing eager young students to this wonderful place and engaging them in meaningful dialogue. My... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After one gets past the politically correct murals on the ground floor in which the prime ministers of Canada and Australia are quoted in 2000-point type apologizing for the treatment of native peoples—a more nuanced situation than the quotations would suggest—the rest of the collection, a combination of European old masters and Canadian art, is well worth a visit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The WAG Art Gallery's collection is housed on three floors. Art consists of sculptures, Inuit paintings and sculptures, antique furniture pieces, religious art, modern art, porcelain china, and a variety of famous artists' masterpieces. They also have benches located in the middle of each room for those that would like to soak it all in. Located on the Main Floor... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was alone but arrived on family day so there were lots of kid-oriented activities but they did not get in the way of my enjoyment of the museum which was featuring the aboriginal 'group of seven.' Well organized both by individual artists and themes. Nice space.

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very good exibition. Enjoyed so much. At that moment there were 3 additional exibits, and I loved them. Favourite was inuit art.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

After the "Manitoba Museum' I expected a lot from the art gallery. Must say I was a bit disappointed. The art that was there was engaging but I found the museum very small and the range limited. I thought I had a missed a floor at one stage. It may appeal to those with stronger and more specific art appreciation... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Amazing new shows every time you visit. The gift shop has beautiful gift at reasonable prices. The largest collection of Inuit sculptures and art. The building itself is one of the nicest in Canad as an art gallery. A worthwhile collection of contemporary art. Make sure you visit the Gallery when visiting Winnipeg.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The WAG has an excellent collection of Canadian and inuit art on display from its own collection along with galleries featuring travelling exhibits.

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