Winnipeg Art Gallery
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Winnipeg Art Gallery


The Winnipeg Art Gallery WAG is a public art gallery that was founded in 1912 It is Canada's oldest civic gallery and the 6th largest in the country The WAG is located in the heart of the city of Winnipeg, just two blocks from Manitoba's Provincial Legislature and roughly the same distance from the University of Winnipeg

The WAG's permanent collection includes almost 24,000 works, with a particular emphasis on Manitoban and Canadian art The collection ranges from 4th century BCE Greek sculpture to 21st century videos, and includes the world's largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art Historical, contemporary, photographic, decorative art, and Inuit works are featured in a variety of exhibitions each year, with each of the ten gallery spaces changing approximately every three months

Winnipeg Art Gallery is internationally respected, exhibitions having been shown in New York City, Caracas, Bogotá, Barcelona, Tokyo, Thessaloniki and Verona

The Clara Lander Library on the gallery mezzanine supports the research needs of staff, members, art students, artists, and the public Over 9,000 artist biography files mainly Canadian and more than 24,000 books are maintained in the library, as well as subscriptions to hundreds of arts journals and bulletins The library is for on-site use only

Tours, lectures, and other adult and family programs are regularly available Unique in the country is a dedicated Studio Building where art classes are conducted The curriculum includes instruction by artists in almost all media, including clay, cartooning, watercolours and photography

The gallery moved to its present location in 1971, into a building designed by Canadian architect Gustavo Da Roza in collaboration with Canadian architect Isadore Issie Coop, partner in charge at Number Ten Architectural Group With a prominent location near the Legislative Buildings and Portage Avenue, the gallery's building has become a downtown Winnipeg landmark Along with the galleries, the main building houses a gift shop, a restaurant, a rooftop garden, meeting and lecture rooms, and a 325-seat theatre auditorium

Selected works

References

  1. ^ Winnipeg Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Canada
  2. ^ Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  3. ^ Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Gustavo Da Roza
  4. ^ Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Isadore Coop

External links

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery website


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