WAG's Art After Dark Offers New Way to Experience Art


WINNIPEG, MB. September 21, 2009: At the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s next Art After Dark on Friday, October 2, you can meet Ernest Hemingway and Albert Schweitzer, Brigitte Bardot and Indira Ghandi, Pablo Picasso and Pierre Trudeau. They’re all part of the exhibition Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes which will be one of the featured exhibitions during the evening.

“Art after Dark is a great place to bring a date or a friend,” recommends Doren Roberts, Special Events Coordinator. “You can wind down at the end of a busy week while learning about art in a relaxing, informal way. The whole ambience of Art after Dark is very appealing for an entertaining and enjoyable evening out.”

Bring your friends or meet new ones. Relax with cocktails and appetizers. Unwind to the acoustic roots-rock sound of Mark Reeves. Join guided tours of two current shows—EUROfix and Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes.

Advance tickets are $25. Available in person at the WAG, online at wag.ca, or through Ticketmaster.

Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes
From Karsh’s personal collection, over 100 iconic images of show why he was regarded as the master of 20th century photography and how significant historical figures such as Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, and Ernest Hemingway are remembered today through his portraits.

This celebration of the WAG's collection of European art spans six centuries and features over 100 works including paintings, sculpture, drawings, and decorative art. Divided into three components, it begins with the Old Masters of the 15th to 19th centuries, looking at how the course of art underwent a major transformation alongside the important social and political changes marking this period in European history. The drawing is perhaps the most spontaneous and direct expression of the artist and the second portion of the exhibition highlights important works on paper. The third part of the exhibition examines the definition and parameters of modern art, beginning with Realism and Romanticism and ending with early Abstraction.



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