Message from the Director & CEO

We assemble collections of art and work with artists, create exhibitions supported by programs and events, produce publications and learning tools. But without the interaction with you, our community, this is meaningless. It’s your participation with art and ideas that truly matter. It’s your voice that guides our exhibitions and your needs that shape our programs.

Your membership and donations allow us to create programming you and your family can participate in, engage with, and learn from.

With your support, more than 25,000 children visit the Gallery every year so they can see and experience more through art. You are an integral part of the day-to-day life of the WAG, and we thank you for your past support and for considering regular donations to the WAG.

While the WAG works to continue to play a vital role in the community, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds, we are reimagining and rethinking our role as a museum in the 21st century. This includes the aspiration to understand and embrace reconciliation, Indigenous communities, and their art.

Curatorial and studio staff — including three Indigenous specialists — are revitalizing exhibitions and WAG Studio with programming that is accessible to a wider audience. From the Government of Nunavut to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, we continue to build partnerships across the country to better reflect multiple voices and perspectives.

We look forward to seeing at the Gallery again soon! Thank you for being part of the WAG family and for your ongoing support.

Stephen Borys, PhD, MBA
Director & CEO

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