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Dec 1 '22

11:00am – 5:00pm

WAG-Qaumajuq members get a sneak peek of Headlines: The Art of the News Cycle honouring the historic 150th anniversary of the Winnipeg Free Press on December 1!

You’re invited to a member’s only sneak peek of Headlines: The Art of the News Cycle!

No RSVP needed. Visit the WAG between 11am – 5pm, receive a members tag from the front desk, and enjoy a preview of the exhibition before it opens to the public.

Don’t miss the public opening celebration on Friday, December 2 at 7pm featuring live music, cash bar, and speeches from Paul Samyn, editor of the Winnipeg Free Press, Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG-Qaumajuq Director & CEO and Dr. Riva Symko, WAG-Qaumajuq Head of Collections & Exhibitions and Curator of Canadian Art.

About the Exhibition

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.

While the show is inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Winnipeg Free Press, the exhibition casts a wider net. “Rather than starting with the history of the Free Press, I started with the idea of news itself, news media in the 21st century, right now – and what are artists thinking about in relation to this?” says Symko. “I looked to artists first.”

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