My Daily Art

At right, Mayoral Candidate Brian Bowman with Stephen Borys, Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery by Salvador Dali poster, after Bowman made a policy announcement outside the Winnipeg Art Gallery Friday morning. Aldo Santin story Wayne Glowacki/Winnipeg Free Press Sept.26 2014

Art is a voice, and a powerful one.

Art also brings us together and helps us communicate with each other, and learn – as a community, a city, province, country, as nations, and as peoples. As Director & CEO of the WAG, I’ve had the privilege of welcoming many special visitors to the Gallery – and among them those who serve in elected and appointed offices across the country.

On my visits with these individuals, I’m always impressed by how quickly I can learn something about them when we turn to art. They all have something to say, to share – something to offer about their experiences and perspectives.

It’s really an amazing thing, the way art is able to give each of us a voice, and inspire us. I value greatly the stories that have been shared with me – and I salute those who are serving and leading during these difficult and uncertain times.

At right, Mayoral Candidate Brian Bowman with Stephen Borys, Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery by Salvador Dali poster, after Bowman made a policy announcement outside the Winnipeg Art Gallery Friday morning. Aldo Santin story Wayne Glowacki/Winnipeg Free Press Sept.26 2014

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery breaks ground for the new Inuit Centre in Winnipeg on Friday, May 25, 2018.
Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press 2018. Sheila North, Dan Vandal, Mayor Brian Bowman, Premier Brian Pallister.

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

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Cathy Cox, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister and Stephen Borys, director and CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery at the funding announcement for Manitoba’s museums, archives and heritage organizations held at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada Tuesday morning. Nick Martin story Dec. 19 2017

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery breaks ground for the new Inuit Centre in Winnipeg on Friday, May 25, 2018.
Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press 2018. Sheila North, Natan Obed, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Dan Vandal.

RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Minister Jim Carr at Announcement for Canada’s first Inuit Art Centre to be installed at the Winnipeg Art Gallery which took place on the main floor of the WAG Tuesday. Aug 02, 2016

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L-R: WAG Director and CEO Stephen Borys and city councillor Devi Sharma at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s VIP launch on May 8, 2019 of Manitoba’s first major exhibition celebrating contemporary artists with roots in India, Vision Exchange: Perspectives from India to Canada, at the WAG. (See Social Page)

In foreground, Premier Greg Selinger and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna,at left, shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding extension between Manitoba and Nunavut for trade, energy and culture at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Thursday. In back from left is Stephen Borys, director, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Nunavut Culture and Heritage Minister George Kuksuk and Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson by a wall hanging by Irene Tiktaalaaq that is be part of the collection of of fine art from Nunavut that will be coming to the WAG as a temporary home for the art work. Larry Kusch story Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Nov. 19 2015

Janice Filmon, Lieutenant Governor.

Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Member of Parliament, Honore-Mercier, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

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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2 responses to “My Daily Art”

  1. Ruth Swan says:

    That is a great photo of Stephen Borys and the Mayor, Brian Bowman, in front of the funny face. Good vibe here. The collection of smaller photos hits all the main politicians in recent memory. How about one of Princess Margaret opening the new WAG building? You must have some good shots in your archives. I forget the date.

    • Winnipeg Art Gallery says:

      Thanks for your comment Ruth! Yes, Princess Margaret was here in 1971 and we have some great archival photos from her visit!

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