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The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1971. Gustavo da Roza, architect.

The main limestone-clad stairway originating from the entrance hall of the WAG provides a gracious entree to the Mezzanine and Gallery levels, offering exhibition spaces on both floors.

A closer look at the stairs reveals lower handrails for kids, and a higher set for adults. With thousands of school children walking and running through the WAG each year, the architect’s attention to details like this rarely goes unacknowledged.

Arriving on the Gallery level, natural light returns in the central Skylight Gallery which connects visitors to the adjacent exhibit spaces. A large half-circle skylight offers a visual link to the Penthouse level, revealing another floor to be discovered.

The pathways laid out by architect Gustavo da Roza are marked by light, stone, and angles – ordered and yet somehow arbitrary.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1971. Gustavo da Roza, architect.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1971. Gustavo da Roza, architect.

While the WAG is temporarily closed, this series of posts from Director & CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys, shares an artwork from the collection every day until the Gallery reopens. Follow along on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, or visit our stories section for this and more WAG@Home content.



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