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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 #13 of 111 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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New Jersey
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit to see Inuit and Native art. Centrally located downtown with street parking, this gallery is a must for all art lovers.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Excellent gallery; able to purchase art that reflected Winnipeg and the local scene. World city gallery

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Amazing facility. My girlfriends stepfather celebrated his 80th birthday party, and had it catered in the private room. The rooftop garden had amazing sculptures by Moore and others. Strolling through the gallieries, I was delighted to find Group of 7, and wanted to stay for hours just looking at those. So many other great pieces are located here.

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Arviat, Canada
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were fortunate to catch the group of seven aboriginal artists. Also very nice display of Inuit art. Lots to see and appreciate! We had a lovely lunch and coffee on the rooftop cafe to top off our tour.

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Dauphin, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While art is in the eye of the beholder, I wasn't at all impressed with the majority of the exhibits (went while "Fairy Tale Monsters" was at the exhibit). I don't consider "slapping yarn and cloth into wire rods in a sloppy fashion" to be "art," however that's just my opinion. If this is a showcase of local art, then... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

An good collection of treasures from both Canadian and international contributors. The building itself is an architectural treat. Definitely worth the visit. Don't miss it!

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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