WAG Quilt Honours Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls

At 2pm, Saturday, April 12, the Winnipeg Art Gallery in partnership with the Province of Manitoba will unveil a quilt/blanket wall hanging created by the families of Manitoba’s missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

Blankets are traditionally given to grieving families as a symbol of community support, caring, and love in moments of mourning and loss. This quilt/blanket wall hanging gives the public a glimpse into families’ trauma, pain, resiliency, and unconditional love for their honoured missing or murdered loved ones. It will be on view at the WAG until Sunday, April 13.

This event is held in conjunction with the WAG exhibition Off the Beaten Path: Women, Violence and Art, continuing until April 20.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery, and inspiration.

For more information, please contact:
Debra Fehr, Manager, Communications and Marketing

Nahanni Fontaine
Special Advisor on Aboriginal Women’s issues, Province of Manitoba



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