WAG Rolls Out Holiday Pricing

Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 6, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating the holiday season with special pricing from November 15 to January 10, 2016. Visitors will have access to all the exhibitions for 20% off, including Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin. The deal comes just in time for the November 15 Brick Building Workshop, an afternoon for the whole family with LEGO® (1-3pm).

The holiday rates are: Adult $18, Senior/Student $14, Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children under 18) $46, Children 5 and under free, Member $4. 

“Lowering the cost of admission is one small way for the WAG to say thank you to the community during the holiday season,” states Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO. “Our mission is to make art available to all and this offer enables even more people in Winnipeg and Manitoba to experience the Gallery, their art gallery.”

Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin is a striking showcase of statuary, ceramics, and artefacts dating from the seventh century BC to the second century AD. Visitors come face to face with ancient treasures from one of the most important collections in the world, rarely seen in North America. Olympus is Manitoba’s first major exhibition of classical antiquities in over half a century. Learn about Greek and Roman mythology and prepare for a captivating encounter with Zeus and his fellow gods and goddesses, including Venus, Apollo, and Athena.

Moving from the ancient to the contemporary, We Are On Treaty Land is a new exhibition of Indigenous artistic reflections influenced and informed by Treaty No. 1 Territory. Artwork is complimented by historical items lent by The Manitoba Museum.

Home to the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world, the WAG is featuring The Inuit Art Centre Project with architectural renderings, sculpture, and photography outlining the vision for a centre to celebrate the art, culture, and land of the Inuit. Sculpture is also on display in both The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture and Highlights of Inuit Sculpture.

Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven is a selection of some of the WAG’s most popular examples of Canadian art. The Modernist Tradition: 1900-1950 exhibits paintings, sculpture, and photographs that reveal new creative directions, alongside large-scale work in Abstract Objectives: Painting and Sculpture, 1950-Present.

Also on view is European Renaissance and Baroque Art: 1500-1700, a rich group of 16th to 18th century work and The Academic Tradition in Europe & Canada, 1700-1900, a collection reflecting European art academies, and the emergence of an artistic tradition in Canada.

Families who sign up for a new membership in December receive their first visit to the Gallery at no cost. Gift memberships to the WAG are also available at the front desk, 204.789.1764 or membership@wag.ca.

The Gallery is open Tuesday–Thursday, 11am-5pm; Friday, 11am-9pm; and Saturday–Sunday, 12pm-5pm.
With inspired gifts for all ages, the Gallery Shop is open extended hours until December 22: Monday–
Wednesday, 11am-5pm, Thursday–Friday, 11am-9pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 11am-5pm.

For details, visit olympus.wag.ca and for the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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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.

LEGO®, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, the Brick and Knob configuration, and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this building event.



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