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Nov 25 '17 Apr 8 '18
NGC@WAG’s 12th exhibition to date brings the work of David Altmejd to Winnipeg. The Vessel (2011) features plaster casts of the artist’s hands which serve as heads of graceful swans in flight.
A Personal Journey
Oct 28 '17 Apr 15 '18
For over 60 years, Pitaloosie Saila has contributed to the Cape Dorset print collections. She is the sole remaining active artist from the earliest years of printmaking in the community with a remarkable body of work: roughly 1,450 drawings and over 165 prints.
Sep 22 '17 Apr 22 '18
This collection considers political insurgency and cultural resurgence to radically shift our understanding of Canada, now and in the future.
Landscapes and Still Lifes
Sep 15 Dec 31 '17
Landscapes & Still Lifes incorporates a selection of 11 paintings from the WAG’s permanent collection by one of Manitoba’s most renowned artists.
A Woman's Story in Stone
May 21 Sep 11 '17
This exhibition is the first retrospective of work by Oviloo Tunnillie (1949-2014), one of the most respected Inuit sculptors from the Canadian Arctic.
Picasso: Man and Beast
The Vollard Suite of Prints
May 12 Aug 13 '17
Acquired in 1957, the entire Suite is rarely displayed due to its fragility, and only a handful of the original complete sets remain in the world. Exploring the tension between man and beast that often characterized Picasso and his work, The Vollard Suite represents both the civilizing nature of art and provocative yet quintessential representation of Picasso’s “beast within.”
Picasso in Canada
May 12 Aug 13 '17
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.
The Governor General’s Awards
in Visual and Media Arts 2017
Apr 8 Sep 4 '17
Celebrating the best and brightest in Canadian contemporary art and craft, this year’s Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts exhibition will showcase the work of eight outstanding laureates: Michèle Cournoyer, Mike Hoolboom, Shelagh Keeley, Glenn Lewis, Landon Mackenzie, Philip Monk, Shelley Niro, and Pamela Ritchie.
A Century of the Still Life at the WAG
Feb 17 May 23 '17
Artists have been creating still life paintings for centuries. In fact, it’s one of the oldest genres in the history of art. At first glance, the still life may appear uncomplicated. Its components – flowers, plants, domestic articles, and foodstuffs – are familiar with everyday life.
Starting with Rodin
Jan 7 Apr 30 '17
Starting with Rodin brings together nearly 30 works of art from the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s permanent collection to reflect on the looming presence of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) in art history, his adaptation of earlier classical themes, and impact on later modernists.
Dec 16 '16 Apr 10 '17
Using a pantograph-like device that aided with the reproduction of sculptures in various sizes and materials, Rodin created a colossal version (double in size to the original) in 1902 as an independent work.
Vernon Ah Kee
Nov 19 '16 May 21 '17
This large video, text, portraiture, and surfboard exhibition is by Australian contemporary artist Vernon Ah Kee. Ah Kee relies on his Aboriginal identity as a framework to produce art; his Indigenous familial identities are intrinsic to his work.
The Man Who Made Time Stand Still
The Photographs of Harold Edgerton
Oct 16 '16 Mar 13 '17
The iconic photographs of American artist and engineer Harold “Doc” Edgerton (1903-1990) offer a view of the undetectable.