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Winnipeg Art Gallery

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Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
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Address: 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1, Canada
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+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
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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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A lot of great exhibits

The WAG is always a joy to explore. I find myself drawn to it time and again, the exhibits that come in are always a joy to see. and worth spending a day at!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Travis R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The WAG is always a joy to explore. I find myself drawn to it time and again, the exhibits that come in are always a joy to see. and worth spending a day at!

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Gimli, Manitoba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Finally made it to the Winnipeg Art Gallery for an afternoon. We particularly enjoyed the Inuit art exhibits and very much look forward to the new Inuit Art Centre. A diverse range of exhibits meant it was very easy to spend over two hours at the gallery. Love the gift shop- though it would be very easy to spend a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent selection of unique pieces in the gift shop. Shop from local artists and others across Canada.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were given free passes to the WAG and had not been here for over a year. We have visited many of the major art galleries throughout the world and on past visits I have found that although trying hard the WAG just could not compete. Of course not like the Louvre or Met, winnipeg should still be proud of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They amp you up on the main floor to look forward to whats upstairs like the surf and skate exhibit.... LAME. Please don't make me go back.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why is it that you never do the tourist things in your home town until you have visitors come to visit. I took my niece and nephew to the art gallery this week. I was very impressed with the new exhibits. Our Land showed different techniques and artists from the north. Some of the contemporary art was very interesting. Rodin... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Loving art I was looking forward to seeing what was in store. I was not disappointed. The first floor has some ancient tapestries that are gorgeous. Moving up to the third floor, its sectioned into various time periods. The gallery that impressed me the most was the one that contained works by the Ground of Seven. I love their work!... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Need to add something interesting, maybe more European and Asian art. The Inuit art is interesting but takes up an entire floor and isn't very popular, need to consider expanding the place. After 30 mins, you will have seen most of the good stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Saw a remarkable Inuit Art Exhibit including painting, textiles, beadwork, clothing, sculpture in wood and stone and traditional prints. The interpreters on-site in the evening seemed to have knowledge of specific facts about individual pieces, but not much in-depth knowledge about Inuit art - may have been volunteers. The spaces in the building are large and open and conducive to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We visited WAG hoping to see traditional Canadian Art, however we were disappointed by the art exhibits. The range of art was limited and the displays lacked explanation. We visited the rooftop restaurant and were appalled to bite into unstoned olives hidden inside a wrap/sandwhich. There was little recognition from the staff that this was a problem.

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