Talks

Panel discussions, artist and curator talks, and more. Free entry.

 

Community-led Conversations in Kent Monkman's Shame & Prejudice

Friday, December 13, 2019 to Friday, January 24, 2020

Fridays, 7pm to 8pm | FREE with Gallery admission or for WAG members

Join us for a community-led tour of Kent Monkman's Shame & Prejudice: A Story of Resilience. Explore a range of Indigenous perspectives in this series of conversations that speak to issues based on specific chapters in the exhibition:

Nov 29  •  Dr. Lisa Monkman
Chapter VII - The Res House
Chapter VIII - Sickness and Healing
Chapter IX - Urban Rez                             

Dec 13  •  Prairie Sky
Chapter II - Fathers of Confederation

Jan 24  •  Victoria McIntosh
Chapter V -Forcible Transfer of Children


Learn more about the exhibit and the chapters here

 

Books & Brushes

Tuesday, February 4 to Tuesday, June 9

A collaboration between McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Select Tuesdays, 11:30am
Included with regular Gallery admission: Adult $12; Senior/Student $10; Free for WAG members

Visit the WAG to participate in discussions of artworks related to popular reads! These conversational tours led by Gallery experts and guides are both fun and informative. Space is limited and registration is required for each event. Sign up via email at education@wag.ca

Upcoming book selections:

Feb 4, 2020The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Winner of the Booker Prize / Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic--and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.


Apr 7, 2020The Overstory by Richard Powers

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize / New York Times Bestseller

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers--each summoned in different ways by trees--are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.

In his twelfth novel, National Book Award winner Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of--and paean to--the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. There is a world alongside ours--vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanity's self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? "Listen. There's something you need to hear."


June 9, 2020Louis Riel by Chester Brown

A Comic-Strip Biography. The bestselling graphic novel on Canada's infamous folk hero is back in a paperback edition with a new cover by Chester Brown. Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography is the book that launched the graphic novel medium in Canada. Brown received the Harvey Award for best writing and best graphic novel, and made several Best of the Year lists. Publishers Weekly hailed the book as a "contender for best graphic novel ever."

Chester Brown reinvents the comic book medium to create a historical biography on Louis Riel. He crafts a compelling and meticulous retelling of the charismatic 19th-century Metis leader, regarded by some as a martyr and by others as a treacherous murderer. Canadian history at its best, Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography is entertaining and accessible for all ages.

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