Select a year
Thank you for your patience as we continue migrating content to our new site. For more exhibition information, email us.
Bisham Abbey Tapestries
Dec 15 '22 Jun 30 '23
The Bisham Abbey Tapestries are back on view in Eckhardt Hall!
The Art of the News Cycle
Dec 2 '22 Oct 1 '23
For 150 years, the Winnipeg Free Press has remained a staunchly independent news source and now, in celebration of this historic anniversary, Headlines: The Art of the News Cycle, explores the news and how we consume it.
The Idea of Trees
Nov 26 '22 Jun 3 '23
This exhibition celebrates the experience of rediscovery with Ivan Eyre’s landscapes, underlining the feeling that with each encounter, the same work offers something new, something unexpected.
Commemorating our Connections
Walter J. Phillips
Nov 12 '22 Apr 30 '23
In Walter J. Phillips: Complete Graphic Works by author Roger Boulet, we learn that many of Phillips’ artworks were conceived to be or later used as Christmas cards and greetings. These artworks point to the significance of Christmas for Phillips and the importance of connecting with family and friends.
The Presence of Melancholy
Oct 22 '22 May 7 '23
Kurelek’s unique realist painting style was applied to a diversity of subjects, including the Prairie landscape, new immigrants in Canada, life on the farm, spirituality, and mental health.
Oct 21 Nov 7 '22
The Red Amautiit Project was a three-year endeavour that brought together Inuit families from the Kivalliq, Nunatsiavut, and Manitoba regions to sew commemorative amautiit for their Inuit Missing and Murdered Women and Girls.
Red is Beautiful
Oct 8 '22 Apr 2 '23
Robert Houle is one of the most influential First Nations artists in the contemporary art world. Robert Houle: Red is Beautiful features over 90 large installations, paintings and drawings created between 1970 and 2020.
Jul 9 Dec 4 '22
Transmissions is an exhibition exploring the production and passing on of knowledge through embodied processes. Embodied knowledge is learned and shared through actions and practices, and recognizes the material experiences related to the body. Each of us holds embodied knowledge that we access through life experience. It may show up as emotional or bodily responses, or as connections to the world around us that are hard to describe.
To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat
Jun 25 Oct 12 '22
To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat is a celebration of diversity and an urgent call to action around issues of racial marginalization. Artist Esmaa Mohamoud explores the ways in which Black bodies at once appear—and yet are rendered metaphorically invisible—within the spaces they navigate.
Emerging from the Lines
The Drawings & Studies of Ivan Eyre
May 13 Nov 5 '22
The sketches, drawings, studies, repeated images, and unfinished works of Ivan Eyre allow us a glimpse into the artist’s process. Produced with a freer hand, using economical, malleable materials like paper, board, ink pens, graphite, and coloured pencils, drawing allowed for what Eyre described as “fewer distractions” for ideas to emerge.
Trees, Lakes, Prairies, Mountains
Western Canadian Landscapes in the Phillips Era
May 7 Oct 23 '22
At first glance, landscape paintings tend to conduct themselves as transparent historical documents, showing us a clear image of the environments upon which our contemporary lives were built. This exhibition explores the landscapes of western Canada through the aestheticized lenses of Walter J. Phillips and a selection of his contemporaries.
Inuit Embodied Practices and Meanings
Apr 23 Oct 18 '22
In many communities and nations, Indigenous cultural practices have been pushed underground by colonizing forces. Kakiniit Hivonighijotaa: Inuit Embodied Practices and Meanings highlights the strength and resilience of Inuit culture in the face of intense suppression.
A Hard Birth
Mar 19 Sep 5 '22
Kwaata-nihtaawakihk – A Hard Birth will prompt you to reflect on the Métis nation’s role in Manitoba’s creation and consider the significance of the events of 1869-70 in relation to our current times.
View from Here
Feb 28 Dec 11 '22
The first impressions of the enormous works in Wanda Koop’s View from Here are starkness and intensity. The evocative paintings feature prominent landscapes composed within the bald outline of a face, erasing the comfortable familiarity we have with both landscape and portrait.
Library of Babel - A Retrospective
Jan 22 May 15 '22
Cliff Eyland: Library of Babel – A Retrospective celebrates the life and work of the late Canadian artist, curator, writer and educator, Cliff Eyland. The exhibition mixes more than one thousand of Eyland’s signature 3×5″ paintings and drawings with videos, photographs, digital prints, and selected archival documents to explore his ambitious forty-year career.
Dec 18 '21 Apr 10 '22
This sculptural installation by contemporary Canadian ceramicist, Greg Payce is an exciting new acquisition to the WAG’s permanent collection generously gifted to the Gallery by the artist.
Winnipeg School Division x WAG Studio
Dec 16 '21 Jun 6 '22
This year marks the Winnipeg School Division’s 150 anniversary celebration and 86 years of partnership between the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Winnipeg School Division.
The Surrealist Impulse: Ivan Eyre & Dalla Husband
Nov 20 '21 May 8 '22
This exhibition pairs a selection of Ivan Eyre drawings and paintings from the APC Collection with paintings, prints, and drawings by Dalla Husband from the WAG Collection to explore the techniques and influence of Surrealism on the creative practices of both artists.
Manitoba as Muse
Walter J. Phillips
Nov 6 '21 Apr 24 '22
Walter J. Phillips lived and worked in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 1913 – 1940. This exhibition celebrates Phillips’ depiction of the province during this period by featuring a selection of his paintings, prints, and drawings referencing Manitoban related subject matter – particularly landscape imagery, and botanical foliage.
Your permanent collection is back on view! Revisit old favourites from our European & Canadian collections, plus a few lesser-seen works.
To Draw Water
Aug 14 '21 Feb 6 '22
Naadohbii: To Draw Water reflects on international Indigenous connections to water – spiritually, environmentally, socially, and culturally, looking into collective histories and fragilities of the future.
Qaumajuq's inaugural show
Mar 26 '21 Feb 12 '23
INUA is the inaugural exhibition of Qaumajuq. See work by over 90 Inuit artists working across Inuit Nunangat and beyond.
WAG-Qaumajuq is LEED certified.
Winnipeg Art Gallery—Qaumajuq
204.786.6641 // Gallery
204.789.1769 // Shop
Fri // 11am–9pm
Sat-Sun // 11am–5pm