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Winnipeg Art Gallery

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Address: 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1V1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-786-6641
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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

The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada's oldest civic art gallery, celebrates its...

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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Interesting art work

Even the building itself is a work of art. I'm not particularly an art enthusiast, though I do enjoy looking at it. This gallery was perfect for me. Not too big or overwhelming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even the building itself is a work of art. I'm not particularly an art enthusiast, though I do enjoy looking at it. This gallery was perfect for me. Not too big or overwhelming. Simple layout. I especially loved the Karl Funk exhibit. Make sure to make a pit stop on the rooftop as well.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This gallery is perfect in size and openness. It has a great collection of its own and rotates these displays in a timely manner while also displaying works of travelling contemporary and classic art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the better Canadian galleries. Not only is it interesting in its architecture (built in 1971, and is regarded as one of the finest late-modernist buildings in the country), the curator always presents unique shows. I have been there many times, and am never disappointed. It houses one of the best Inuit art collections you will ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to hunt for parking but it turned out that we parked in a nearby street close to the museum. There were two wonderful exhibits that were Impressive one Chagall and two a Canadian artist who was obtaining his MFA in New York, his theme were people on the subway very unique and creative. His name is Karel Funk .... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some really interesting works by indigenous people. we went on a sunny sunday and it was not at all busy. if you like museums, it's definitely worth stopping at.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The paintings are really beautiful and I was lucky that when I was about to pay for my entrance fee, it was free! I'm not sure if it is always free after 5 pm or 6 pm, but yea, you should go and take a look at the antique paintings on 3/F. There might be other exhibitions from time to... More 

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Montreal, Qc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I recently visited the WAG during while I was in town for a convention because an exhibit of my favourite artist, Marc Chagall, was opening. The exhibit is absolutely beautiful! Their permanent exhibits are very good, the museum itself is gorgeous and all of the staff members that I interacted with were very nice and friendly. I would visit again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a good local museum, but they have a world class Inuit collection. And the new addition they have planned to exhibit its Inuit collection is stunning. It has vision and clearly articulated purpose, and it is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I has here for a private group viewing in the winter of 2016. The museum is in a large beautiful building located in downtown Winnipeg. I was not fond of the modern art pieces. The museum did have a nice First Nations selection. The staff was helpful, knowledgable, and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We visited the Sculptures on loan from Berlin, and were floored by the quality of the exhibit and the wonderful staff and volunteers of WAG. Lots of perches throughout for us to rest on while viewing these magnificent pieces. We then checked out the Group of Seven exhibit which was finely put together. Overall, and enthusiastic and knowledgeable group put... More 

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