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Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor

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Art Gallery Museum
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 went because a friend had an exhibit there. It was a very nice building, staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the pieces, and although it's not a huge place they really did have some in...  more »
  • I remember the Windsor Art gallery from a time it was housed in a former brewery, and there was plenty of space then, with many different exhibit halls and a very beautiful cafe where one could sit in...  more »
  • Such a lovely place! Wonderful collection of fine art. Excellent curation. Regularly updated exhibits.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Awesome tourist attraction! Love visiting it for all their interesting exhibitions.
  • Nice small collection of artwork. Takes a couple hours if you take your time. If you are downtown and looking for something to do its a good place to go. There is also a museum attached that would occupy more time but you will have to pay extra for that.
  • Really good collection and exhibits at this gallery. Absolutely worth a visit if in Windsor. Also take a stroll on the waterfront to see the sculpture Park.
  • Very nice modern museum with fantastic views. Also a really nice event space.

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