Art Gallery Of Windsor, Windsor

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History of the AGW

The AGW began in 1943 in Willistead Manor, where exhibitions borrowed from other galleries and organizations could be displayed. Incorporated in 1944, the Gallery soon began building its own collection and presenting exhibitions and education programs. The AGW moved into a renovated brewery warehouse on the riverfront in 1975, gradually earning its status as one of Ontario's most significant galleries. The Gallery temporarily relocated to the Devonshire Mall in 1993 when its Board of Directors made the decision to rent its riverfront location to the Province of Ontario. Bringing the Gallery into the mall moved art a little closer to the world that inspired it. In shopper's paradise, the Gallery offered one of those few things in life you did not need to purchase in order to possess. In 2001, the AGW returned to its former downtown waterfront site by way of a new building -- a state-of-the-art facility by which the AGW has reasserted its presence in downtown Windsor.
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  • We did a paint ans sip class that was offered here and we were not let down. As for the art gallery itself, we didn't find the time to actually take a walk through. But the classes are worth it.  more »
  • With not much to see, it sure doesn't take that long to view everything. I wouldn't waste my time going back there.  more »
  • There is really not a lot to see at this gallery. I have been to many that are a lot larger. The exhibits are nice. There is also a 2 for 1 deal if you add the museum which takes more time to view tha...  more »
  • The main floor with the permanent exhibits is pretty cool. They go from ancient all the way to modern history. Definitely worth going just for that. The upper floors art gallery is nice, but you'd need to be a fan of modern art to appreciate it. It might be different when you go, but when I went it was mostly full of clever photographs and art class type stuff. They have a student discount on admission though, so that was nice.
  • Some times artworks are so powerful, they makes me sweat. Other times I weep with joy, ecstasy or sorrow. Like I know God and have conversed with him. Art so powerful that will accompany me to my grave. These where not that kinds of works. I was not moved, touched or inspired by the present exhibitions. I walked out feeling empty and meaningless.
  • Less then $10 to kill two hours of your day if your a student
  • I stopped going since they charge $10 a person now.
  • The Art Gallery of Windsor is an amazing resource for anyone interested in learning about the cities past as throughout the year they have different exhibitions that are often based on the local area. The building is beautiful and offers an amazing view of the Detroit skyline.
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