Picasso in Canada

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) , Femme assise, 1927. oil on canvas .130.8 x 97.8 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario, purchase, with assistance from the Women's Committee and anonymous contributions, 1954. 63/44 © Picasso Estate / SODRAC (2016) 

MAY 13-AUGUST 13, 2017

For more information on Picasso at the WAG and related programming, visit picasso.wag.caPurchase tickets online here.

Get ready for Manitoba’s first major showcase of work by Pablo Picasso in over 40 years. This summer, the WAG presents Picasso in Canada and Picasso: Man and Beast, two exhibitions highlighting the many sides of Picasso, who remains one of the greatest artists of all time. 

As part of the WAG's Canada 150 celebrations, Picasso in Canada brings together 35 artworks by the artist, including paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, and ceramic works. Drawn from art museums across Canada and private collections, the exhibition spans five decades of Picasso’s artistic production, offering a range of well-known themes and images, including intimate portraits of five of Picasso’s lovers. Among these pieces is Seated Woman, arguably the most renowned painting by Picasso in a Canada. 

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Arnold Newman

Related Programs & Events

Past Programs & Events

  • Picasso Members' Preview

    See the best of Picasso from collections across the country in Picasso in Canada, alongside Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints, featuring the artist's rarely displayed, masterpiece etchings and drypoints.

    Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm

  • Film: Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Genius

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • AGM of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

    Annual General Meeting of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

    Thursday June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

  • The Great Scavenger Hunt: Picasso & the WAG Collection

    Bring your friends for a night of strategy and sleuthing in the galleries and enjoy drinks on the WAG rooftop.

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm

  • Summer Art Camp

    Campers will explore gallery exhibitions, create art, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017


    The WAG’s signature dinner-and-tour program features a three-course, exhibition-inspired meal at TABLE Restaurant, on the Penthouse Level.

    Thursday, July 6, 2017 to Thursday, August 10, 2017

  • Winnipeg Festivals

    Find us at the festivals this summer for Roll-a-Picasso Portrait, a FREE art-making workshop for kids and families!

    Saturday, July 8, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Members’ Day

    Join us for Members’ Day!

    Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 11am to 9pm

  • Talk: Christianity in Picasso’s Art

    This lecture will examine Pablo Picasso's use of Christian iconography, imagery, symbolism and meaning of some of his secular and religious paintings, a theme usually ignored and misunderstood by art critics and unknown to most people.

    Thursday July 13, 2017 at 7:30pm

  • Special Guided Tours

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • Paint Party: Mix+Match Mini Paintings

    Try out a bunch of different painting styles!

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 7pm to 9:30pm

  • Summer Rooftop Pop-Ups

    New series of summer events on the WAG’s rooftop. Featuring games, mixology, movies, and more!

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 to Thursday, August 24, 2017

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