WAG Offers Out-of-Town Promotion for September

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sept 3, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to offer half off admission to out-of-town visitors every Friday night for the month of September 2015. From 5-9pm, visitors will have access to all the galleries at two-for-one pricing, including the WAG’s blockbuster exhibition Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin.

“This promotion for out-of-towners continues a new tradition that makes Friday nights at the WAG even more accessible,” states Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO. “Five Dollar Friday Nights and BOGO were popular over the summer months, and now we’re pleased to give visitors from outside the city another great reason to travel to Winnipeg.”

Olympus is a rare opportunity to see ancient Greek and Roman art on the prairies. Whether you’re an art lover, scholar, family with kids, or never been to a museum, you’ll be inspired by this extraordinary collection and the many different ways you can experience it. Olympus also includes viewports built by the Manitoba LEGO® Users Group, which are delighting visitors of all ages.

On view until October 4, NGC@WAG: Ron Mueck comments on the cycle of life with an enormous newborn baby girl and a shrinking old woman, along with resin maquettes, sketches, and other preparatory materials. The famed contemporary artist got his start as a puppet-maker, later working with Jim Henson on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, and eventually moving to film special effects.

Seven exhibitions of work from the WAG collection span six centuries from the Renaissance to the contemporary. Canadian art is highlighted in Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven, The Modernist Tradition, 1900-1950, and The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture. Abstract paintings and sculptures produced by artists south of the border in the 1960s and 70s are featured in American Abstraction, which closes October 18.

Proof of out-of-town address with driver’s license is required at time of visit. Tickets to Olympus may be purchased online at olympus.wag.ca or at the WAG front desk. For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram #OLYMPUSWPG.

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

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.



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