Extended Hours Announced for Final Days of Summer with the Impressionists

Last chance to see Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, and more at WAG!

Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 21, 2018: The biggest names in Impressionist art are leaving Winnipeg soon, but the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is giving you more opportunities to catch them. Due to popular demand and to accommodate the crowds, starting September 1, the WAG will be open until 9pm every evening for the final days of Summer with the Impressionists, including Labour Day. The show closes September 9.

The Impressionists and their followers sparked a revolution in European art in the late 19th century when they broke from convention by painting spontaneously out-of-doors and ‘on the spot’ to capture a sense of the moment. Once outsiders of the art world, today they are some of the most beloved artists of all time. You don’t want to miss this rare chance to stand in front of a Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Matisse, Monet, or Renoir, right here in Manitoba.

Quick Facts:
• WAG is open extended hours from 11am until 9pm, September 1-9, 2018
• This is Manitoba’s first major display of French Impressionist paintings, drawings, and sculptures.
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 collection.
The Impressionists on Paper highlights over 20 artworks from the National Gallery of Canada.
• Download the FREE Winnipeg Art Gallery app and enjoy the audio guide (English and French), exhibit map, and more.
• Soak in the city skyline at the WAG’s rooftop bar, every Friday night from 5pm until 9pm, during Summer with the Impressionists.
• Purchase tickets online at impress.wag.ca.
• Admission: Adult $19; Student (with valid student card)/Senior (60+ years of age) $17; Child (5 years and under) FREE; Family (up to two adults and four children under 18) $53; WAG member FREE
• The WAG is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and is home to over 27,000 artworks spanning centuries, media, and cultures, including the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth.

Free Tours with Gallery admission
• August 25, 26; September 1, 2, 8, 9, 2pm • Weekend guided drop-in tour of French Moderns, The Impressionists on Paper and Defying Convention.
• August 29, 12pm • Art for Lunch tour • Science & Surface in Impressionist Art with University of Winnipeg art history professor Dr. Serena Keshavjee.
• August 31, 7pm • Friday Night Tour • The Industrialized World, Impressionism & the Birth of Modern Art with WAG Chief Curator Andrew Kear.
• September 5, 12pm • Art for Lunch tour • Berthe Morisot & Mary Cassatt with WAG Head of Education Rachel Baerg.
• See full event listing and purchase tickets at impress.wag.ca

The Winnipeg Art Gallery would like to thank and acknowledge the generous support of Kathleen Richardson; supporting sponsors Jim and Heather Perchaluk and the Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Media Sponsors: Pattison Outdoor Advertising, CTV Winnipeg, Winnipeg Free Press, Radio-Canada Manitoba, 93.7 CJNU Nostalgia Radio, Winnipeg Airports Authority, and La Liberté; Creative Partners: Visual Lizard and Doowah Design.

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Catherine Maksymiuk
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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. Set to open in 2020, 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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