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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
11:00 am - 5:00 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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Great small gallery

Small but enjoyable gallery. Outdoor sculpture garden one of the highlights. You couldn't spend the whole day here but it is a fun place to spend a few hours and has a great gift... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
thunder bay ontario
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thunder bay ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small but enjoyable gallery. Outdoor sculpture garden one of the highlights. You couldn't spend the whole day here but it is a fun place to spend a few hours and has a great gift shop.

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North Orange County CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The permanent Inuit Art Exhibit is a changing one, we understood that but expected to see lots more than we did. Expensive for 1 hours visit (especially after spending 3 hours at the Manitoba Museum (and wishing we had stayed longer). Parking is expensive downtown ranges from $3-4.75 hour and then charges for additional hours. So even at Sr rate... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inuit art was superb and beautifully displayed. Beautiful gallery and gift shop. Inexpensive admission. Accessible. Highly recommend.

Thank yseult2016
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Fort Collins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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.

Thank Jerry I
Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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.

Thank Ybucs
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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.

Thank Laurie307
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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.

Thank birkie24
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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.

Thank Marsha B

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