Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

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Winnipeg Art Gallery represents a public art gallery in the heart of the city; it claims the title of sixth largest gallery in Canada. The grey façade adopts a minimalist and contemporary design, forming a triangle from a bird’s-eye view. Inside you'll have the opportunity to view a permanent collection of nearly 24,000 works, emphasising Manitoban and Canadian art. The gallery also holds the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art. Visit the extensive in-house art library, home to more than 24,000 books. Finish with a meal on the penthouse level; the restaurant serves Mediterranean-inspired food. Plan to visit Winnipeg Art Gallery during your Winnipeg vacation using our convenient Winnipeg holiday planner.
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  • David Atlmejd : The vessel is totally amazing. You cannot even explain the feeling and emotion you have when see this piece. The flow of beauty in incredible. It is a must see several time because you...  more »
  • WE stopped by here for less than an hour. It had some great Inuit art, a small but worthwhile collection of sculptures, and a couple of good short videos.  more »
  • I love this place. I got married here once, I raised my kids here on rainy Saturday mornings, dragging them all truculent and reluctant...and once in a blue moon, in awe... part strange displays of st...  more »
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  • My friends who just celebrated their 25th anniversary were married at the WAG so I love that weddings are still being held here. After living in other cities and coming home, I also really appreciate the unique architecture that is so distinctly "Winnipeg". The gallery itself is lovely for showcasing art. It has a nice media area to display cinematic presentations (I remember watching the Cannes commercial festivals here). There are amazing jazz concerts to check out too.
  • Lovely building and versatile galleries that attract exceptional shows. But it doesn't take long to go through because it's altogether kind of small. It'll be much bigger once the Inuit Art Centre is added on. The WAG also offers a good selection of public art classes.
  • I really enjoyed the Winnipeg Art Gallery during my visit in early January, 2018. For me, the most moving experience was walking into the Academic Tradition from Europe and Canada 1600-1900 room on the 3rd floor. As I entered, I felt an overwhelmingly eerie sense of chills run down my spine. The settler-style art lined up around the walls, and the Indigenous art in a row along the middle, surrounded by (or caged in by) glass casings. It also felt reminiscent of colonization and my hopes for contemporary reconciliation. Overall, my favourite part was, of course, the massive collection of Indigenous art from various nations across the country. Next to this, The Vessel exhibit by David Altmejd, was definitely one of the most powerful exhibits worth taking in. I thought it representative of the contemporary world and the mind of man: vast, expansive and confusing, ridden with synthetic material. Defiantly worth checking out!
  • I visited the gift shop. I can't say enough about the staff. friendly, helpful & down to earth. excellent selections. great place to buy a one of a kind for you or as a gift!
  • It's a decently large art gallery, and the collection itself is quite big so the displays change frequently. They host a lot of interesting events too. There's a restaurant on the top floor which can be booked for special occasions as can the main hall on the first.

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