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Winnipeg Art Gallery

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Winnipeg
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Address: 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 204-786-6641
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 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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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A must see place for any art lover. If you are in the area check it out. It was easy to find and had a beautiful look about it. Great time had!

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Inexpensive admission. Saw the Karel Funk exhibit and others but went for some funk. I got a free tour of the Funk exhibit held by a volonteer. Went around and saw all the other exhibits that were open too. Also went up to the roof for the garden roof top that has a few pieces there. The day was rainy... More 

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thunder bay ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

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

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

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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