WAG’s Summer with the Impressionists to feature Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, and more

Early bird tickets on sale today!

Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 6, 2018: The biggest names in Impressionism are coming to Manitoba for a summer blockbuster at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG). Running June 16 to September 9, visitors will be exposed to the “outsiders” who rocked the art world in the late 19th century. For a limited time only, save 20% when you purchase tickets online.

Quick Facts:
• Two exhibitions will feature some of the most beloved artists of all time: Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Matisse, Monet, Renoir, and many others.
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 brings more than 60 pieces from the Brooklyn Museum, New York, together with a selection of works from the WAG’s collection.
• The Impressionists on Paper highlights over 20 artworks from the National Gallery of Canada.
• This is Manitoba’s first-ever major display of French Impressionist painting and drawings.
• Experience 100 works spanning 100 years with paintings, watercolours, pastels, drawings, and sculpture by over 60 artists.
• The Impressionists and their followers sparked a revolution in European art in the late 19th century. Working out-of-doors and ‘on the spot’ rather than in a studio from sketches, the Impressionists were united in their opposition to the establishment.

Early Bird Tickets:
• Save 20% for a limited time only when you purchase tickets online at impress.wag.ca.
• Early bird ticket prices range from FREE to $15.

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For more information or to prearrange interviews, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

About the Winnipeg Art Gallery
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate using art to connect, inspire, and inform. Playing a dynamic role in the community, we are a place for learning, dialogue, and enjoyment through art. The WAG holds in trust the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth. To celebrate the art and to honour the Inuit, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre, the first of its kind in the world. Breaking ground in 2018, the Centre will bridge Canada’s North and South through exhibitions, research, education, and art making. To learn more visit wag.ca



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