Follow Leif Norman as he explores the history of the WAG. Beginning September 2012, there will be a series of new podcasts every month or so. Some of the topics covered will be Kids and Art, the Volunteer Association, the current WAG building, how the WAG came to be in 1912, the Inuit Collection, and more...
WAG 100 Podcast No. 1October 30, 2012The striking triangular building at 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg was built in the late 60's. What led up to it's birth? Why was it built? Where was the gallery before? Click to download
WAG 100 Podcast TrailerJune 21, 2012Get a sneak peek of the first podcast, which looks at fossils and the 1960s. We went out to the Tyndall stone quarry at Garson Manitoba to see where the stone of the WAG comes from. The Manitoba Legislature and the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, and the Peace Tower in Ottawa, are all made of this famous Manitoba stone. We also interviewed a Paleontologist about the 400 million year old fossils found in the stone. Giant snails the size of watermelons, Trilobites, Corals, and Cephalopods were swimming and crawling around in the prehistoric ocean environment that now makes up the limestone of the WAG! Click to download