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Winnipeg Art Gallery

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Address: 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-786-6641
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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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The Winnipeg Art Gallery or "WAG", located at 300 Memorial Boulevard in Winnipeg is a treasure. The first thing most visitors will notice is the striking architecture made up of... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Winnipeg Art Gallery or "WAG", located at 300 Memorial Boulevard in Winnipeg is a treasure. The first thing most visitors will notice is the striking architecture made up of angular shapes. Built in 1971, the WAG is regarded as one of the finest late-modernist 20th Century buildings in Canada. There is a resident collection of ancient masters, but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the gallery late in the day and did not have sufficient time to do a full tour at a pace which art deserves. The gallery had a fairly large show of lesser Chagall paintings which I understand they own. They also had a great exhibit of Inuit carvings which had some truly outstanding pieces. The building is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very lucky to catch two special exhibits -- Inuit sculpture by a female artist and the Marc Chagall pictures of one of the Greek myths. We also appreciated the section of Canadian artists. You will need about two hours to cover this museum. It is well organized and the art includes high quality pieces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful little museum with big aspirations for an Inuit Art Centre. Highly recommended. Plan to spend about two hours here to fully explore all exhibits and the shop.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for a special ancient greece exhibit wich was very good ...but not too excited about the rest of the gallery ...some new and old mixed up that do not fit ...better have category flowing in my opinion.

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Thank Laurie307
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chagall exhibit very nicely done. The surprise was how much we liked the other special- Inuit art. The museum is small enough to see all of it in a couple hours. Features Canadian artists displayed in context with similarly styled (mostly European)artists.

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Thank birkie24
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 20, 2016

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 July 18, 2016 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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